A Maryland police officer is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a woman from a burning minivan right before it was fully engulfed in flames.
“My dad woke and headed to use the restroom, realized there was a smell, went to go see where the smell was coming from and he said that the porch, from the window where he could see it, it was just lit orange.”
A worker who was stuck about 120 feet up a radio tower in Northwest D.C. is back on the ground after first responders rescued him Wednesday.
Police said Jeremy R. Taylor and his dog went to get gas when they got stuck in the snow.
In the span of two days, an Arizona man got stuck in quicksand for hours and then had to spend the night coping with a winter storm before being rescued.
A 3-year-old boy found alive two days after he went missing was “meant to survive” as he endured heavy rains and cold temperatures by himself in the woods, the local sheriff said.
Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work.
Two strangers wanted to capture a serene, snowy scene at Rock Creek Park in photos. But the picturesque moment during Sunday’s snowstorm turned into a life-or-death situation. Here’s what happened during a rescue that involved one of WTOP’s very own.
A 7-year-old girl, 5-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl and their mother and father were taken to hospitals but are expected to survive after the fire early Tuesday at a Virginia Beach mobile home park.
Fire and rescue crews lead a llama to safety in Howard County after it was discovered in distress from flood waters in a local pasture.
A three-year-old dog named Dallas has become one of the first pit bulls ever rescued from a fighting ring to train as a police K-9.
A person has been charged with boating under the influence in Virginia after a craft overturned and 10 people had to be rescued.
A woman called the fire department after hearing a strange noise coming out of her car. When crews arrived they were greeted with the challenging task of removing the kitten safely from a fender.
A loyal Yorkshire terrier stayed with a missing 3-year-old girl in a dense cornfield in Missouri all night — and heroically led a search party to them with a “weak bark,” authorities said.
A person was rescued from the Potomac River near Great Falls National Park on Sunday, March 18. It’s not clear how the person landed in the water.
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