UK Rescue

The Moment Hero Rowers Save Baby After Pram Falls Into River (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

This was the dramatic moment a baby who fell into a river after her pram rolled off a quayside was saved by a passing rowing team. The little girl...

How the Humble Rabbit Became the Easter Bunny

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

This Easter weekend, most of us will be excitedly looking forward to receiving some chocolate, usually in the shape of an egg or perhaps even a bunny. But how did the rabbit become so inextricably linked with Easter traditions?

Moral Courage and Democratic Solidarity: The 70th Anniversary of the Rescue of Danish Jewry

Noam Schimmel | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Noam Schimmel

Seventy years ago in October something extraordinary took place in Europe. Standing in solidarity with their fellow Danes, the people of Denmark organized a large scale rescue of the Danish Jewish community, bringing the overwhelming majority to the safety of neutral Sweden and thus preventing their deportation by the Nazis to extermination camps...

WATCH: Children Rescued After Car Becomes Trapped in Flood Water

ITN | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK

A man and three children had to be rescued from their vehicle when it became stranded in flood waters in Hockley, Essex....

Chessington Theme Park Rescue: Dozens Trapped On Ride For Hours (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Dozens of people have been rescued after a theme park ride became stuck, stranding them 20ft in the air for nearly four hours. A technical fault i...

Chinese Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe Reunited With Mother

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

The newborn baby boy rescued from a sewage pipe after he dropped down a toilet has been reunited with his mother. The little boy was found stuck h...

'It Was An Accident' Says Mother Of Chinese Newborn Flushed Down Toilet

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Chinese Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe Reunited With Mother The mother of a newborn baby boy who had to be rescued from a sewage pipe has ...

WATCH: Newborn Chinese Baby Rescued Alive From Sewage Pipe After Neighbours Hear Crying

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Chinese Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe Reunited With Mother'It Was An Accident' Says Mother Of Chinese Newborn Flushed Down Toilet A newbo...

'Sefless' Students Rescue Girl From Swollen River

PA | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A team of "selfless" school pupils relinquished their chances of finishing the Ten Tors challenge to rescue a girl from a swollen river and guide doze...

WATCH: Dramatic Mountain Rescue Of Mother And Son

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

A Welsh mountain rescue team launched a dramatic rescue bid to save a mother and son stranded next to treacherous 1,000ft vertical cliff on Snowdon, i...

Dock Master Leapt Into Freezing Sea To Save Baby

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK

A heroic dock master has spoken of how he dived into freezing cold waters to rescue a six-month old baby boy after his buggy was blown in by strong wi...

Woman And Child Saved Following River Plunge

Posted 27.01.2013 | UK

A woman and her two-year-old son were rescued from the River Thames, emergency crews said. The boy had fallen through open railings into the water ...

VIDEO: Helicopter Plunges Under, Trying To Rescue Rio Swimmer

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK

This is the moment a rescue helicopter plunged into the sea in front of horrified beachgoers, as it attempted to rescue a man caught in a dangerous cu...

WATCH: Rescue From Frozen Lake Turns Into Terror

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

The attempted rescue of a man who fell into an icy lake in California turned into chaos and terror on Christmas Day as a handful of helpers ended up f...

Divers Rescue 'Drowning' Sex Doll

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

Turkish divers were scrambled to rescue a blow-up sex doll after reports of a woman’s body floating offshore this weekend. According to Millyet ...

Five Rescued From Sinking Speedboat

PA | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

Coastguards have reminded seafarers about the importance of wearing a lifejacket after five people had to be rescued from a sinking speedboat. An R...

'People Were Shouting And Screaming': Witnesses Describe Horror Of Oldham Blast

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

Witnesses have described the moment an explosion in Oldham levelled three terraced houses, leaving a child dead and a man with severe burns. Georgi...

Driver Stranded In Flood Waters After Following Sat Nav Instructions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

A woman had to be rescued from her car after she became stuck in floodwater thorough following directions on her satnav. The driver, from Mansfield...

Spain's Banks To Be Bailed Out With Eurozone Funds

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

Spain's banks are to receive a bail out of up to 100 bn euros of European funds. However the country has avoided the imposition of tough austerity mea...

Hero Who Died Trying To Rescue Young Girl Named

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

A man who drowned while trying to rescue a young girl as she was being swept out to sea has been named by police. Bulgarian national Plamen Petkov,...

Man, 25, Drowns After Rescuing Two Children From Sea

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

A man has died trying to rescue two children from the sea on the Sussex coastline. The 25-year-old drowned after jumping in to save two children wh...

Holidaymakers Rescued After Cornish Coast Tide Leaves Them 'Clinging To Rocks'

PA | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK

Two holidaymakers were taken to hospital with hypothermia after being cut off by the tide on a Cornish beach. They were part of a group of three wo...

Possible Unregistered Passengers Means Death Toll May Rise

Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

Unregistered passengers might have been aboard the stricken cruise liner that capsized off a Tuscan island, raising the possibility that the number of...

Divers Find Thirteenth Body On Costa Concordia

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

Divers searching the wreck of the stricken Costa Concordia have discovered another body, bringing the total dead to 13. According to the Civil Pro...

Costa Concordia: Death Toll Rises To 12 After Woman's Body Discovered In Stricken Liner

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK

At least 12 people are now confirmed to have died after a cruise liner crashed off the Tuscan coast last week. Rescue workers searching the 114,500...