Man dead, others in critical condition after car crash on Sturt Highway near Wagga Wagga

Man dead, others in critical condition after car crash on Sturt Highway near Wagga Wagga

A 30-year-old South Australian man has died and multiple other people are in a critical condition after a serious multi-vehicle crash in southern New South Wales. Emergency services were called to the Sturt Highway near Yarragundry, west of Wagga Wagga, about 12:40pm.  Riverina Police District officers attended the scene and found one car carrying two people and another car … Read more

Five travellers rescued from remote north-west Queensland

Five travellers rescued from remote north-west Queensland

Five stranded travellers have been rescued from remote north-west Queensland after a woman walked 35 kilometres through flooded dirt roads to find help. The group is believed to have been travelling from Mount Isa to the Lake Nash cattle station in the Northern Territory. Their car broke down on the waterlogged dirt road on Christmas Eve and … Read more

Two families rescued from Buena Park hotel elevator

Two families rescued from Buena Park hotel elevator

Christmas Eve weather forecast (Dec. 24) Christmas Eve weather forecast (Dec. 24) 03:12 The Orange County Fire Authority managed to rescue nine people that were stuck inside a trapped elevator at a hotel in Buena Park on Saturday morning.  OCFA firefighters were called to the hotel around 9:45 a.m. to help two families get out … Read more

Woman found after two days stranded in Cairns bushland off Green Arrow walking track

Woman found after two days stranded in Cairns bushland off Green Arrow walking track

Paramedics say a 72-year-old woman is lucky to have been found after she spent two days stranded at the bottom of a 10-metre embankment in a Cairns conservation park. Key points: A 72-year-old woman spent at least two days stranded at the bottom of a walking trail in Cairns Emergency services said the dense terrain … Read more

Queensland man survives 20-hour ordeal lost in treacherous Torres Strait seas clinging to debris

Queensland man survives 20-hour ordeal lost in treacherous Torres Strait seas clinging to debris

Queensland Police have described the rescue of a man lost at sea in treacherous conditions in the Torres Strait overnight as a “Christmas miracle”. Key points: Police and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority began searching for the 31-year-old late last night after he failed to arrive at Warraber Island Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Anthony Moynihan … Read more

How Rong and his friends survived a ‘miracle’ night on paddleboards in Port Phillip Bay

How Rong and his friends survived a ‘miracle’ night on paddleboards in Port Phillip Bay

Drifting on paddleboards in the dark of night as chilly winds whipped across Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay, Rong Shi and his friends had “no time” to be afraid. “We were still just trying to stay alive,” the 18-year-old said. Speaking to the ABC from his hospital bed in Geelong, Mr Shi recounted how he and his … Read more

Rescuers keep stranded kangaroos alive months after Moama flood

Rescuers keep stranded kangaroos alive months after Moama flood

A pang of nerves hit Tania Begg as she holds the tinny steady.   She’s boating through flooded bushland near Moama, towing a second tinny filled with hay, to reach a mob of stranded kangaroos. She had never imagined in her 18 years as a wildlife rescuer she would be doing this. But it was a … Read more

Beach drivers warned of long waits for rescue at popular Queensland Christmas holiday spots

Beach drivers warned of long waits for rescue at popular Queensland Christmas holiday spots

Motorists driving along Queensland beaches this Christmas are being warned to behave responsibly to avoid potentially long wait times for help as emergency services manage tides and resources. Key points: Authorities say preparation is key for those planning to drive on the beach Inexperience is also leading to incidents on the beach when people drive … Read more

Crash survivor recounts how iPhone SOS feature led to helicopter rescue in Angeles National Forest

Crash survivor recounts how iPhone SOS feature led to helicopter rescue in Angeles National Forest

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (KABC) — A woman who survived a car crash in the Angeles National Forest recounted how an iPhone 14 emergency SOS feature helped summon a rescue helicopter after the vehicle plunged about 300 feet into a canyon. Shortly before, 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Crescenta Valley station … Read more

Video shows NYPD racing to rescue man in Brooklyn subway after falling onto tracks

Video shows NYPD racing to rescue man in Brooklyn subway after falling onto tracks

BROOKLYN (WABC) — NYPD Officers raced to rescue a man who had accidentally fallen onto subway tracks in Brooklyn early Saturday. A police bodycam captured the incident. Officers were on patrol in the vicinity of 18 Street and Church Avenue around 12:30 a.m. when they were flagged down by an individual who reported that a … Read more