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# Rescue

This week
26th November 2023 - 30th November 2023
All 41 workers trapped in collapsed tunnel in India for 17 days have been rescued
They got trapped on 12 November and all 41 have been freed, according to an Indian minister.
This month
November 2023
Rescuers trying to free 40 workers trapped under collapsed tunnel in India
The tunnel, which was under construction, collapsed on Sunday.
Bruno Fernandes to the rescue in stoppage time as Man United labour to victory at Fulham
United scarcely troubled Fulham’s goal until Fernandes capitalised on sloppy Fulham play to produce a rare moment of quality in the game.
This year
US explorer rescued after nine days trapped in a Turkish cave
The cave reaches nearly 1.3 kilometres (0.8 miles) below ground.
Sailors rescued in Coral Sea after sharks attacked boat heading to Australia
Aerial photos showed major damage to the catamaran, with the front section of one hull completely missing.
Australia sends icebreaker to rescue sick Antarctic researcher
The ship has a top speed of around 16 knots, meaning the rescue could take several days.
Search and rescue boat Ocean Viking saves 438 migrants in the Mediterranean
The rescues took place in international waters off the coasts of Libya and Tunisia, the France-based NGO said.
Body recovered after 14-year-old boy goes missing while swimming at Cork Harbour
Emergency services rushed to the scene at about 2pm.
44-foot yacht rescued after losing rudder on Celtic Sea
The vessel was towed to Ballycotton by an RNLI lifeboat and all five people aboard were unharmed.
Athens district evacuated as Greek fire death toll hits 20
The bodies of 18 people were discovered near the border with Turkey.
Swimmers rescued by RNLI near Dalkey Island
All swimmers were accounted for, brought safely ashore and assessed by a waiting ambulance crew.
Man killed after falling from West Clare cliff while fishing
Efforts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful and he was formally pronounced dead at the scene.
Three British tourists missing after boat fire in Egypt
Twelve other tourists are said to have been rescued from the vessel.
Coast Guard rescues two children clinging to buoy off Malahide
A passing boat which happened to be helmed by an off duty member of the Howth Coast Guard team picked up the two children.
Last year
The Irish Coast Guard responded to almost 2,700 incidents this year
The Irish Coast Guard today published its end of year summary of statistics today.
Rescuers search for 30 missing sailors after naval vessel sinks off Thailand coast
75 sailors from the HTMS Sukhothai were hauled from the sea after the vessel went down on Sunday night.
Several people thought to be in critical condition after falling through ice into lake in UK
West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service (WMFS) said they were called to Babbs Mill Park in Kingshurst this afternoon.
Dog rescued after falling from cliff near Doolin in Co Clare
Cliffs in the area are as high as 22 metres in places.
Dozens of crew in danger as ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong
Crew members were negotiating difficulties brought on by Severe Tropical Storm Chaba.
Cork RNLI crew assists US sailors who ran into bad weather during Atlantic crossing
The sailors had left Boston on their yacht a number of weeks ago and were en route to Scotland.
RNLI crew assists sailor in difficulty after failure of boat engine
The RNLI has urged people planning to go out on their boats to ensure they are prepared in case they get into a difficult situation.
Man trapped in storm drain ‘the width of a pizza’ rescued after two days
Emergency crews were called after passers-by heard the man’s screams for help.
Howth RNLI rescues six kayakers in north Dublin waters
One kayaker had capsized.
Men who rescued Irish medical student describe relief after reaching Ukraine border
Joe McCarthy and Gary Taylor helped get Racheal Diyaolu to the country’s border this week.
Irish medical student travelling across Ukraine after being picked up by Scottish rescuers
Racheal Diyaolu has left Sumy, near the Russian border, and is travelling towards Poland.
Boy trapped three days down Afghan well dies after rescue
The child, named Haidar, slipped on Tuesday to the bottom of a well being dug in a village.
All time
Pregnant nurse among seven dead in Sicily building collapse
The explosion destroyed four buildings, including a four-storey apartment building, in Ravanusa, Sicily.
Seriously ill crew member airlifted from Spanish fishing vessel off Irish coast
The crew member was reported to have suffered a possible stroke.
Minister urged to accept all recommendations from R116 helicopter crash report
Eamon Ryan said that the department is currently considering the recommendations from the investigation.
Kayaker rescued off west Cork after high swells
Golfers on the Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links saw a person in trouble and immediately raised the alarm.
Two rescued after pleasure boat suffers engine failure in Cork
The RNLI was called out yesterday, to go to the aid of a pleasure craft with two people and their dog on board that got into difficulties near Garrettstown in West Cork.
Sailor rescued after yacht's engine failed off Old Head of Kinsale
The RNLI said the sailor was “mighty pleased” to see the lifeboat that rescued him.
Three people rescued off Wicklow coast after vessel suffers engine failure
RNLI volunteers responded to an alert at 1.40am and sailed 10 miles out to sea east of Arklow Harbour.
Swimmer rescued from water in Kerry after hours-long search
It’s not known exactly how long the swimmer was in the water but they are said to have been “exhausted”.
Sailor rescued after being reported missing from container ship off Wicklow coast
The Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 10pm last night to attend the scene.
Four people rescued after yacht gets into difficulty and sinks off Wexford coast
The incident happened 50 miles south of Kilmore Quay in the early hours of the morning.
Boat rescued after it got entangled in fishing gear off Wicklow coast
The boat and its two crew were brought to safety.
Man rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty surfing in Clare
The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick.
Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff
The two men were airlifted by Rescue 116 from Lion’s Head after they got into trouble in the water.
Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide
One of the crew of the RNLI craft swam to shore to check on the boys and it was decided to winch them from the scene.