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Man in hospital after Paisley river rescue

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Rescue team support concerns raised at Holyrood

Image copyright Cairngorm MRT Image caption Cairngorm is one of the four teams that has raised concerns about helicopter support Concerns over support for Scotland’s mountain rescue teams (MRTs) have been raised at Holyrood. Four…


Yacht fire rescue after Thailand lightning strike

Nine UK tourists have been rescued from a burning yacht after it was struck by lightning. They were on board the 50ft (15m) chartered boat off the coast of Phuket in Thailand during a tropical…


One-eyed Whitley Bay rescue seal released back into wild

Image caption Helena needed surgery to remove her eye after she was found with multiple fishing hooks caught in her face and body A seal that made a “miraculous” recovery after being found with fishing…


Search and rescue contract criticised by mountain volunteers

Image copyright Press Association Archive Image caption The MCA said HM Coastguard may support missions under some circumstances Four of Scotland’s mountain rescue teams have criticised a new contract for search and rescue helicopters. The…


Edinburgh man tells of bid to rescue drowning father and son in Australia

Image copyright David Muir Image caption David Muir at the site where the “heartbreaking” accident happened An Edinburgh man has told of the impossible decision he had to make when he was trying to resuscitate…


Sports Direct to shut Evans Cycles stores in rescue deal

Image copyright Evans Cycles Billionaire Mike Ashley has announced a deal to buy Evans Cycles which will see half of the bike chain’s shops close, resulting in hundreds of job losses. The struggling firm was…


Drone team joins Scottish Mountain Rescue

Image copyright SRAA-Scotland Image caption Search and Rescue Aerial Association Scotland deployed a drone on a search earlier this year A team of drone pilots has formally joined Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR). Search and Rescue…


Greyhound Rescue Wales: Charity says hunting dogs being abandoned

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreyhound Rescue Wales has rescued and re-homed thousands of dogs in its 25 years The dumping of former hunting dogs is becoming a major problem, an animal…


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