Latest Rescue Stories

2008-07-28 06:00:45

By Sophia Chang, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 28--Long Beach city officials are meeting today to work on improving swimmer safety following a spate of riptide-related drownings, they said yesterday. City manager Charles Theofan said the focus will be on educating swimmers on rip currents.

2008-07-26 15:00:26

By Maria Armental Paul Davis; Lisa Vernon-Sparks Heavy surf brings several days of dangerous currents, and two popular beaches closed yesterday because of potential water contamination.

2008-07-26 03:00:23

By Laurie Edwards What started as a search for a possible drowning victim had a happy, if perplexing, ending early Sunday morning when a rescue mission was started, stopped and then completed while most lake residents were still asleep, said Capt. Al Busch of SML Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue.

2008-07-25 12:00:48

By James Carlson By James Carlson THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL The state's health department tested water at the Lake Shawnee beach on Thursday as a second employee walked out amid the controversy over lifeguards being asked to retrieve human waste from the swimming area -- and not speak to the media about it.

2008-07-25 03:00:29

By Pamela Hale-Burns They're a vital part of a day at the beach, but even lifeguards want to have fun. For almost 20 years, that fun has come in the form of the California Surf Lifesaving Association Southwest Regional Junior Lifeguard Championships.

2008-07-22 09:00:40

Virginia Beach lifeguards have taken top honors in the South Atlantic Lifesaving Association's Regional Lifeguard Competition. The 22-person team took the top honor during a series of events held on Pleasure Island in North Carolina on July 16 and 17, the association said.

2008-07-22 09:00:40

FRESH FROM winning a regional lifeguard competition in North Carolina, Virginia Beach's lifeguards pulled 21 people from the water Saturday. Kitty Hawk lifeguards rescued nine swimmers. On Thursday, lifeguards in Duck and Southern Shores had 72 water rescues.

2008-07-21 15:00:49

By Ian Swanson; Gareth Rose ACAVER rescued from a mine shaft after being overcome by gas has died in hospital.

2008-07-21 08:44:54

By JOHN WARREN By John Warren The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH Don't be fooled by the lack of precipitation, beachgoers. Tropical Storm Cristobal is not your friend. It's not what's in the sky that you have to look out for - it's underwater.

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By Liz Doup, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 16--If you want a body that looks fit and fabulous, you don't have to look far for inspiration. Hit the beach -- it's the dead of summer, after all -- and check out the lifeguards. Tight tummies. Toned thighs. Strong shoulders.

Word of the Day
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".