Indonesian Teen Aldi Survives 49 Days at Sea in Drifting Fishing Hut

An Indonesian teenager is safe after spending more than a month and a half at sea in a floating fishing hut, The Jakarta Post reports. Read More >>

Thai Boys Were Reportedly Sedated and in a Semi-Conscious State During Rescue

On Tuesday, the remaining five boys were rescued from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex where 12 members of a soccer team and their coach were trapped for more than two weeks. The rescue mission spanned three days, and, according to new details, involved drugging the boys prior to the extraction. Read More >>

Experts Question Details From the Story of Two Women Stranded at Sea for 5 Months

The story of two women who were stranded at sea for 5 months in shark-infested waters seemed almost too cinematic to be true. And now some experts are questions the veracity of some of their claims. Read More >>

Women and Their Dogs Rescued After Being Stranded at Sea for Five Months Surrounded By Sharks

Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava set off for Tahiti on May 3rd, but suffered engine failure and even a broken mast. To make matters worse, their phone fell overboard on the first day. Read More >>

London Hero Casually Rescues Cat, Goes About His Business

Footage from London's Royal Docks shows the world's most casual hero saving a cat from drowning in the River Thames. Read More >>

Beached Whale Situation Gets Worse With Hundreds More Stranded Ashore

Early on Saturday, dozens of volunteers worked to re-float about 100 of the 40o whales that mysteriously beached themselves in New Zealand. But their rescue effort quickly escalated when 240 more were stranded. It’s all the more frustrating that no one is certain why this is happening. Read More >>

Drones Will Airdrop Relief Supplies to Combat Zones in Syria

Drones—like sharks and William Shatner—are often misunderstood by the public. Many associate the autonomous fliers with warfare and creepy government spies. But drones can be heroic, dropping life-saving supplies to civilians in combat zones. Read More >>

This American Millionaire is Using Drones to Rescue Migrants in Africa

Since 1993, 20,000 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while fleeing war-torn Africa for the safety of European shores. Now, the world's first private maritime search and rescue operation is doing everything it can to help them. And they've already saved thousands of lives. Read More >>

Police Helicopter Scrambled to Rescue Screaming Goats

A visitor dialled 999 for emergency assistance after hearing what sounded like screams coming from deep within Cheddar Gorge, but it was actually just a goat making weird goat noises. Read More >>

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Terrifying Video of a Man Stuck in a Cave as it Fills With Water

I knew I was going to freak out when I clicked on this video of a man stuck in The Tube, a long thin passage in the Lost Johns' Cave—a large cave system on Leck Fell, Lancashire, as the water pours in and he panics. Fortunately, he escaped at the end. Read More >>

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This Firefighter is Writing Google Glass Apps to Help Save Lives

Google Glass has its fair share of dumb applications, but some projects mercifully seem to balance them out. Like the apps put together by Patrick Jackson, a US firefighter who's writing code to help rescue teams save time—and lives. Read More >>

This Drone Could Actually Save Your Life

Drones may sometimes get a bad press as killing machines, but here's one that could actually save your life. Put together by researchers in Iran, this autonomous flying machine is designed to help people who are drowning at sea. Read More >>

This Tiny Mask Provides 5 Minutes of Filtered Air For Emergency Escapes

In primary school we were all taught to get as low to the ground as possible during a fire, to avoid excessive smoke inhalation. But a fire can also quickly create a dangerous mix of toxic gases hindering a safe escape. A fire fighter's mask and oxygen tank provides a constant supply of fresh air, and that's what the 5aver promises on a smaller scale giving someone five minutes to escape a burning building. Read More >>

A Canadian Police Drone Saved a Car Crash Victim’s Life

Normally drones aren't credited with saving lives. But the Saskatoon Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reports that their personal drone helped them hunt down an injured car crash victim for rescuing, ultimately saving the poor guy's life. Read More >>

These Badass Multifunction Scissors Could Save Your Life One Day

Instead of incorporating a useless pair of tiny scissors into a multi-tool, Leatherman has used a pair of industrial-looking snips as the base for its new Raptor tool. Read More >>