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.
D.C. Fire spokesman Vito Maggiolo said the number of people inside the elevator was precisely why it stalled.
One person was killed and another is in critical condition after crews launched a rescue effort in the Potomac River.
Two workers were rescued from the second level of a construction site in downtown D.C. Friday afternoon after being struck by an object and suffering serious injuries.
A firefighter with special training to care for animals helped out when the dog, Cesare, was pulled from the Northwest home unconscious. The big white dog was revived and taken to an animal hospital. See video of the resuscitation efforts.
Bystanders jumped into action to save a woman’s life after a multiple-vehicle accident trapped a motorist inside her car as it burst into flames.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.