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The ferry was carrying about 470 passengers, including students and teachers, traveling to Jeju island when it began turning on its side.   (Photo by The Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Massive Rescue Operation Underway After Ferry Sinks Off South Korea

More than 470 people, including 325 high school students, were on board the ferry when it capsized.

3 hours ago

Archive image of fire truck. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Child Dies After Falling Into Icy Pond; 2 Others Treated For Hypothermia

A child playing on an icy pond in Montgomery County has died after falling into the water Monday afternoon.

01/13/2014

Rescue is underway for the passengers on board the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been trapped in ice since Christmas Eve. (Getty Images)

Rescue Begins For Icebound Ship In Antarctica

52 scientists and tourists are being helicoptered to an ice floe next to an Australian icebreaker, then taken by boat to the vessel.

01/02/2014

Archive photo of men on a water tower. (credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Firefighters Rescue Man Dangling Off Water Tower 100 Feet In Air

Crews in Virginia Beach have rescued a worker who was left dangling from his safety rope more than 100 feet in the air along a water tower.

11/12/2013

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WWII Film Event Includes Used Limbs For Filipinos

A video production company is promoting its World War II documentary, “Rescue in the Philippines,” with a Capitol Hill screening that includes a donation of used prosthetic limbs to the typhoon-battered nation.

11/12/2013

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Woman Rescued After Car Rolls Over in Beltway Embankment

A woman has been transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after her car plunged off a Capital Beltway off-ramp and into the creek bed below.

08/13/2013

An injured construction worked was rescued from a well in Upper Marlboro. (Credit: Prince George's County Fire Department)

Injured Construction Worker Rescued From 30-Foot Well

A construction worker needed to be rescued from a well after he slipped and injured his back Friday afternoon.

04/12/2013

Tractor-trailer rigs. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Driver Rescued From Truck Dangling From Virginia Bridge

Firefighters plucked a truck driver from the wreckage of her tractor-trailer’s cab Monday while it dangled from the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, hovering over the mouth of the frigid James River.

04/08/2013