A stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal was closed to all traffic as a result of the incident at Lock 54.
Wexford RNLI rescued the lone sailor after his yacht hit a sandbank in rough seas off Rosslare Point, Ireland.
Volunteers with the Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat went to the aid of an injured skipper in the Bristol Channel. This was their third rescue in a week.
The Government has announced the Kent airport is to be the permanent base for the UK Coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter services in the south-east.
Three men, who were stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island for three days, are now safe, after using palm fronds to spell the word "help" in the sand.
A Turkish fisherman has survived the sinking of his boat after he managed to swim to a nearby buoy, holding on until rescuers arrived. Vahap Erdemir was picked up by a passing boat in the Gulf of Gemlik, Turkey.
The Royal Navy squadron that rescued Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon when his race yacht capsized is to be decommissioned on 22 March, 2016.
Incredible video footage shows the moment a yacht full of fishermen came to the aid of a man floating in a plastic box miles off the Mexican coast.
US Coast Guard rescuers performed a dramatic airlift early Thursday morning when a fishing vessel grounded just metres from shore in New York during poor weather.
Australian authorities are waiting for a blizzard to ease so they can transport 68 people from an icebreaker that has run aground in Antarctica.
The Falmouth Coastguard coordinated a rescue effort to aid a rowing team whose boat had capsized some 400 nautical miles off the coast of Cape Verde.
Forty-two people forced to abandon ship when their fishing vessel caught fire in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean were rescued in a joint effort on Wednesday.
A missing dog was rescued by RNLI volunteers yesterday morning after it chased seagulls into the sea and swam a mile off shore from Hastings in East Sussex.
A 27-year-old man died in hospital yesterday after being rescued from a raging river in County Limerick in the southwest of Ireland.
The IPCC watchdog group asked for better inter-agency guidelines after reviewing the death of a suspected thief in Plymouth's Sutton Harbour.
Sixty people were forced to jump into the sea during a tourist boat fire a half-mile off the coast of New Zealand's North Island.
The four crew of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers yacht Magritte have been evacuated after their cruiser began taking on water.
A donkey that was stranded in floodwaters in Ireland has been rescued by boat and found a safe manger just in time for Christmas.
Rains hit Cumbria in the UK on an unprecedented scale this weekend, with a month’s worth of precipitation inundating the region in just 24 hours. See the images and footage.
RNLI rescue crews launched two vessels to come to the aid of a sinking sailboat near Newcastle upon Tyne.