Trapped in ski lifts

December 27, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

LYON, 27 December 2017: Around 150 skiers in the French Alps were rescued after being trapped for several hours when their ski lift broke down on Sunday.

The rescue operation lasted about two hours, Franck Lecoutre, head of the tourism office in the Chamrousse ski resort, near Grenoble, told AFP.

“They will all be in time for Christmas Eve,” he said, noting that no one had been hurt. The weather was clear for the rescue operation. Read more

Taiwanese trekker rescued in Nepal

April 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Nepal, News

KATHMANDU, 27 April 2017: Rescuers on Wednesday found two Taiwanese trekkers who went missing in a remote mountainous part of Nepal seven weeks ago, but only one survived the ordeal.

Liu Chen-chun, 19,​ died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in northwest Nepal, but her boyfriend managed to survive despite running out of food.

Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, is being treated in hospital in Kathmandu where he was airlifted after being rescued from the steep slope where the couple had been trapped for over a month. Read more

Sail ends in rescue

August 5, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

KRABI, 5 August 2016: Thai navy personnel rescued four Chinese tourists when their chartered boat foundered in rough seas, Wednesday afternoon, near Lanta Noi island, Khaosod Newspaper reported Thursday.

According to the online news report, the  boat captain ignored a rough seas warning issued by local authorities on Wednesday.

The boat, chartered by the four Chinese tourists, embarked on a tour of the Lanta islands off the coast of Krabi province where it encountered rough seas and strong winds. Read more

Tourists survive sea ordeal

May 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 May 2016: Four people who survived 10 days adrift in the South China Sea subsisted on raw fish and water droplets as a series of rescue opportunities slipped agonisingly by, one of the survivors said Monday.

Spanish nationals David Hernandes Gasulla and Martha Miguel, Hong Kong citizen Tommy Lam Wai Yin, and Armilla Alihassan of Malaysia were on a 2 May island-hopping excursion off the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo when their ordeal began.

Lam, who runs a small resort, and his intern Armilla took the vacationing Spaniards on a tour of island caves and corals when sudden strong waves capsized their motorboat. Read more

Thainess to the rescue

October 21, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 21 October 2015: The Tourism Authority of Thailand has recognised a Krabi resident who rescued two tourists stuck in estuary mud, last week.

Saying it helps boost the image and reputation of Thailand TAT awarded a certificate of honour to Chat Ubonchinda, 44, a local fisherman. H has since gained fame after he rescued the two amateur photographers 17 October.

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Hopes fade on finding crash victims

January 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 January 2015: Hopes faded Wednesday of finding 92 victims still missing from an AirAsia plane crash as Indonesian search and rescue authorities said the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed.

Flight QZ8501 went down in the Java Sea, 28 December, in stormy weather with 162 people on board, during what was supposed to be a short trip from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.

So far just 70 bodies have been recovered. Authorities had hoped that the majority of the passengers and crew would be in the plane’s main section, but after several days searching the fuselage, they said no more bodies could be located.

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