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10 Oct
Rescuers from the Russian Ministry of Emergency Operations save climbers on Russia's Mount Elbrus. Five climbers died after a blizzard on Mount Elbrus, Europe's highest peak. The remaining 14 were taken down to the Azau valley below and the rescue was carried out in "the most difficult conditions" with strong winds, low visibility and sub-zero temperatures.
11 Sep
Japan coast guard officers rescue a drowning dog in a river near the central city of Nagoya. They rushed to the site on a boat after receiving an emergency call from the dog's owner and safely rescued the Sheltie from the cold water.
26 Jul
Rescuers in India are combing through mud and debris in a desperate search for survivors and to evacuate villagers as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbs with nearly 90,000 evacuated.
17 Jul
An orca calf that was beached and separated from its mother is cared for by conservationists as the search begins for the baby's mother. Named Toa -- Maori for 'warrior' -- the 2.5 metre (eight foot) orca is unweaned and unable to survive alone in the ocean.
5 Jul
Rescuers in a Japanese holiday town hit by a deadly landslide continue their search for survivors on Monday morning.
29 Jun
Residents, volunteers and Florida officials set up flowers at a makeshift memorial dedicated to the victims of the collapsed 12-story beachside apartment building in Miami. "I’m not going to give up hope," says a friend of two missing victims as the rescue operation carries on.
11 Jun
Search and rescue operations take place for several missing people following a deadly residential building collapse in a Mumbai slum after heavy monsoon rains.
27 May
In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, rescue workers recover the bodies of people asphyxiated by toxic fumes from the lava of the Nyiragongo volcano. Rescuers found a total of five victims, bringing to 20 the number killed since Africa's most active volcano erupted on Saturday.
2 Apr
Taiwan rescuers are scrambling to reach passengers trapped inside a train derailed inside a tunnel, as dozens of people are feared dead in the crash. Some comparatively unscathed passengers are able to walk out of the crahsed carriages by climbing onto the roof.
27 Feb
Rescuers successfully refloat 28 pilot whales after they became stranded on a notorious stretch of New Zealand's coast, but the mammals remain close to shore and could beach themselves again, wildlife officials said.
13 Jan
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24 Sep 2020
Rescuers believe it is the largest number of stranding-related deaths ever recorded in Australia. Around 30 whales beached off the west coast of Tasmania are thought to still be alive.

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