A man who fell out of his tinny and got stuck in quicksand-like mud was saved by a pair of quick-thinking paramedics.
A teacher and six students have been rescued from a Queensland mountain walking track, with one child taken to hospital for heat exhaustion.
A three-year-old boy with his eyes on the prize has taken a short cut and ended up stuck inside a shopping centre claw machine, surrounded by plush toys.
A group of 25 swimmers have been saved from a rip by quick-thinking surf ironmen and ironwomen fresh from a competition.
A woman bitten by a highly venomous snake while lying in bed has been flown to hospital from a remote Queensland property.
A 19-year-old man was caught in a rip and swept out to sea after coming to the aid of a family member in difficulty in the surf off the NSW South Coast.
The NSW State Emergency Service has responded to hundreds of calls for assistance in the past 24-hours, with residents told to prepare for a wet Christmas.
Amazing stories of rescues are emerging after a Tinnie Army was mobilised during devastating flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Jasper.
The "rat miners" who've been burrowing through the rubble of a collapsed road tunnel in India have broken through to the 41 workers trapped for over two weeks.
An ex-surfing champion says he had hours to live after suffering a medical episode in Bali before being rescued by a crowd funded emergency flight to Australia.
Authorities have located the body of a missing fisherman after his two mates were spotted by a rescue helicopter on a beach in central Queensland.
The search for a man who entered a central Queensland river while fleeing police has recommenced.
A search for a man who entered a central Queensland river while fleeing police has recommenced.
A Brisbane man hoping to become the youngest person to row solo across the Pacific has been rescued by a cruise ship after clinging to his boat for 13 hours.
Many people in Libya have been left without fresh drinking water since the floods but there's a new danger: landmines displaced by strong currents.
The death toll from a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck in Morocco's High Atlas Mountains stands at more than 2800, but that figure looks likely to rise.
Rescue efforts are ramping up as the death toll from Morocco's deadliest earthquake in more than half a century continues to climb.
An aftershock rattled Morocco as it sought to rescue survivors while soldiers and aid workers raced to reach ruined mountain villages
The death toll from the deadliest earthquake to hit Morocco in more than 60 years is nearing 2500 as rescuers race to find survivors.
The death toll of a massive earthquake that devastated large parts of Morocco has risen to more than 2800.
It took an icebreaker ship and two helicopters to evacuate an Australian man from the Casey research station in Antarctica.
Two round-the-world sailors and a crew member have been rescued in the Coral Sea after their inflatable catamaran was attacked and torn open by sharks.
The expedition leader of an inflatable boat attacked by sharks in the Coral Sea has told his tale after arriving on dry land.
Heavy flooding causes damage to buildings, roads and bridges in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria with more bodies recovered by rescue teams.
Army commandos using helicopters have rescued eight people from a broken cable car as it dangled hundreds of metres above a canyon in Pakistan.
Australian and international crews will test their response to a major disaster when they stage a hypothetical earthquake in central Brisbane.
Rescuers let out a cheer when they found three Australians who spent two nights adrift at sea after a boat capsized during bad weather in Indonesia.
Australian tourists are missing after their boat disappeared off the Indonesian coast where local authorities have begun a search and rescue operation.
The search on Sydney Harbour for a man still missing after a boat capsize that claimed the life of art dealer Tim Klingender is being scaled back.
An injured bushwalker who fell from a cliff in the Lamington National Park on the Gold Coast is recovering in hospital after being airlifted to safety.
A bushwalker who fell from a cliff has been found seriously injured in a creek bed in the Gold Coast hinterland where authorities will try to winch him out.