UK Rescue

Olympic Rower Saves Drowning Boy Who Said 'I'm 7, I'm Too Young To Die'

PA | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Sport

Former Olympic rower James Cracknell has said he is "so proud" of his son Croyde after they rescued a drowning grandfather and grandson at a beach.The...

Dramatic Moment Coastguard Rescue Baby Drifting Out To Sea

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents

The dramatic rescue of a 10-month-old baby who was drifting out to sea has been captured on camera. Baby Melda Ilgin was floating in an inflatable ...

'Miracle' As Mother And Baby Found Alive In Colombian Jungle Five Days After Plane Crash

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

This is the incredible moment a teenage mother and her baby son were rescued – five days after a plane crash which claimed the life of the pilot. ...

Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Our Heroes on the Thames

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

Most of us born and bred Londoners think we know all about what our great city has to offer, but even decades into the game I'm still fascinated by pockets of our community that I know nothing about.

Amazing Images Capture Fearless Police Saving Woman From Sinking Car

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Dramatic images of two policemen fearlessly saving a woman from her sinking car have been revealed. A 63-year-old woman was believed to be just se...

Yes, This 50,000 Tonne Ship Really Is Tilting 45 Degrees

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

A car carrier ship which ran aground near the Isle of Wight can be seen leaning over at a staggering 45-degree angle, after the crew on board were res...

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...