All 46 tourists aboard the Spirit of 1770 jumped into the sea on the Great Barrier Reef to escape the burning and sinking boat.
This month, an abused dog and a slaughterhouse-runaway bull were rescued on the busy streets of New York City.
A dirty and sad dog was seen waiting for his owner to return, in the middle of their ruined home in Ecuador. It was later found out that the dog's owner was one of the casualties during the earthquake.
An orphaned Sunda pangolin in Singapore has proven to be quite the fighter after it was found weakly wandering alone this February on a road in the city-state.
In the movie "Castaway," Tom Hanks and his "buddy" Wilson were rescued after they spent four years stranded on an Island due to a plane crash. If you think this only happens in the movies, think again. The U.S. Coast Guard reported that three men were rescued after being stranded on a deserted island in Hawaii.
Volunteers with the Massachusetts Audubon Society have rescued nearly 120 "cold-stunned" sea turtles from shores of Cape Cod Bay. Researchers at the New England Aquarium will spend the next few days slowly warming the animals to get their body temperatures back to normal.
Rescue crews recently freed a 45-ton humpback whale from some fishing line in Hawaii after being caught in the debris for more than a week.
The face of search and rescue, traditionally characterized by brave men and women and your occasional St. Bernard, just got a bit uglier. That's because researchers have created cyborg cockroaches that are capable of homing in on the sound of distressed disaster victims in tight spaces.
An elephant broke down in tears while a midnight rescue team freed the long-abused elephant last week, finally cutting away its painful shackles after 50 years of mistreatment and malnourishment.
A pelican found in Long Beach with its throat pouch cruelly slashed has made an "incredibly fast" recovery and is set to be released back into the wild, a bird rescue organization reported Monday.