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Weekend searches fail to find missing kayaker Jason Chung Wai-Ho

A kayaker who was last seen launching his craft almost a week ago on the west coast of Scotland is still missing.

Kayakers urged to take care as search continues for missing paddler Jason Chung Yai-Ho

Police are appealing to paddlers to be prepared before they take to the water. The plea from Police Scotland came after a major search for a missin...

'Lump in the throat' as public greets Royal Navy rescue crews' fly-past

Aircrews from the Royal Navy’s search and rescue helicopters made an emotional final tour of Scottish communities today.

Lost Ben Lomond pair were 'not equipped' for winter munro walking

Two walkers who got lost in the dark on Scotland’s southernmost munro in winter conditions were fortunate to escape without injury, rescuers said.

Royal Navy helicopter heroes plan final fly-past over mountain rescue scenes

Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter crew members will make a final fly-past of some of the scenes of their most daring operations this week.

Record year for Kendal rescue team as callouts reach new high

A Cumbrian rescue team saw its callouts rise to a new high last year. Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team responded to 73 alerts in 2015, an inc...

HMS Gannet crest will hang in new Bristow helicopter rescue crews' base

The crest of the former Royal Navy helicopter rescue base will hang in the new civilian service’s crewroom in recognition of the history and heritage of the Scottish operation.

Royal Navy Sea King rescue crews go out on a high as final shift begins

Crews at the UK’s busiest search and rescue helicopter base have started their final shift. The men and women who fly the Royal Navy’s Sea King...

Border search team pair gear up for 109-mile Mountain Rescue Challenge

Imagine running a marathon. Not so tough, eh? Now imagine doing it in the middle of winter, carrying a pack over rough terrain in the mountains. A...

Rescuers battle shoulder-high snowdrifts to reach injured Helvellyn snowboarder

Rescuers had to battle through shoulder-deep snow to reach a man who suffered serious spinal injuries while snowboarding on the slopes of England’s third-highest mountain.

Government approves 70-mile section of England Coast Path along North Sea shore

The longest stretch of England’s coastal path so far proposed was given approval by the Government today.

Climbers plucked from avalanche-prone Snowdonia crag after night on mountain

Two climbers were plucked from an avalanche-prone Snowdonia gully after spending the night in sub-zero temperatures on the mountain.

Pair winched from Glyder Fach after getting stuck on Bristly Ridge

Rescuers have released footage of a dramatic rescue of two men who got stuck on a Snowdonia mountain in wintry conditions.

Two climbers rescued from Cairn Gorm Northern Corries in 60mph winds

Two climbers were brought to safety after being caught out in extreme weather in the Cairngorms. Rescuers said the fact two women were well equippe...

Brecon team clocks up 100th rescue on last day of 2015

A mountain rescue team clocked up its 100th rescue of the year on the last day of 2015. Brecon Mountain Rescue Team was called out on New Year’s ...

Injured climber rescued after fall on Ben Nevis's North Face

The New Year kicked off with a rescue for volunteers on Britain’s highest mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out to aid an injure...

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Poignant moment for rescuers as HMS Gannet Sea King heads to great hangar in sky

Rescuers have said a fond farewell to a workhorse that has been involved in hundreds of operations helping outdoor enthusiasts in distress.


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