Skier missing after avalanche in the Scottish Highlands

Search resumes for missing skier swept up in huge avalanche in the Scottish Highlands Emergency services called to area near Glencoe Ski CentreThirty people involved in the search operationLeader of mountain rescue team admits it is unlikely the person would be found alive Person described as 'an experienced off-piste skier' who was 'out of the ski area' Temperatures could drop to -10C in the Highlands tonight By John Hutchinson PUBLISHED: 18:18 GMT, 30 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:25 GMT, 31 March 2013 Rescuers have resumed their search for a skier missing after being caught up in a major avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. The man was skiing in an off-piste area behind Glencoe Ski Centre with his friend when the avalanche struck at about 1pm yesterday. He was swept away during the incident and efforts to find him have so far been unsuccessful

Four die in two days after string of deadly avalanches sweep across the US

Four die in two days after string of deadly avalanches sweep across the USOn Saturday, a skier was killed in Colorado's Rockies after causing slideHe was found dead while a second man found alive buried for 90 minutesOther deaths on Friday were in Utah, Wyoming and New Hampshire By Mail Foreign Service PUBLISHED: 17:33 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 5 March 2013 A backcountry skier has been killed and another critically injured after they triggered an avalanche in a Colorado mountain pass, in the fourth such fatality in two days as snowslides swept across the US.

Boy, 10, flown to hospital after slipping and falling 165ft down snow-covered mountain

Boy, 10, airlifted to hospital after slipping on snow and plunging 165ft down England's third highest mountain Boy from Preston was climbing down Swirral Edge ridge on HelvellynWhile walking on the Lake District mountain he slipped on a steep slope Had suspected pelvic and head injuries and flown to hospital with father By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 08:37 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 18 February 2013 A 10-year-old boy was last night flown to hospital after falling 165ft down a snow-covered mountain. The boy, from Preston, Lancashire, was climbing down Swirral Edge ridge on Helvellyn in the Lake District with his father at 3:30pm yesterday when he slipped on a steep slope, mountain rescue said. A doctor and paramedic were dropped on the ridge by an air ambulance, and rescuers made their way to the boy.

M6 crash: Stranded on the road to nowhere

Stranded on the road to nowhere | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 28 December 2012 Saddest story of the week was the death of two young brothers, aged four and ten, in a crash on the northbound M6 in Staffordshire on Christmas morning. Their mother, who was driving the car, survived, but another woman passenger was also killed

Burma plane crash: Four British tourist injured in crash that has killed three people

British family on tourist jet as it crashes in flames: Dramatic escape from wreck of Burmese airliner The Air Bagan plane crash landed in a paddy field in heavy fog Two Americans and a Korean also among the 11 people confirmed injuredThree Burmese killed in the tragedy, including 11-year-old child | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 26 December 2012 A British family survived a horrific air crash in Burma yesterday when their packed plane came down in heavy fog and burst into flames. One of the Britons was injured when the Fokker 100, carrying 65 Christmas holidaymakers, smashed into the ground two miles short of its destination. Three Burmese were killed in the tragedy – a tour guide and an 11-year-old child on board the plane, as well as a man riding a motorcycle on the road where it came down

Lorry driven by lost Polishman wedged in Devon lane

Lorry driven by lost Polishman following sat-nav gets wedged in tiny Devon lane – and police can't shift it Articulated lorry got stuck after its driver followed sat-nav through lanes | UPDATED: 15:36 GMT, 19 December 2012 A huge lorry driven by a Polish man following his sat-nav has been wedged in a country lane since last night because rescuers cannot shift it. The Blue Man lorry and its empty trailer got stuck in the narrow Devon lane at 11.30pm yesterday on its way to Lee Moor, six miles away

Thorpe Bay Southend: Man dies and another injured after dinghy capsizes just 300 yards off the coast

Pensioner, 73, dies and another injured after dinghy capsizes just 300 yards off the coastRescue team discovered one man clinging to the boat and the other drifting Both men received medical attention on the shore for up to an hour | UPDATED: 18:52 GMT, 17 December 2012 One man has died and another has been taken to hospital after their dinghy capsized at sea. The two men, aged 71 and 73, were pulled from the frigid water by Southend RNLI after Thames Coastguard received several phone calls from members of the public at 2.45pm today. The rescue team discovered one man clinging to the boat 300 yards off the coast of Thorpe Bay, Southend, while the other had begun to drift away in the current

BREAKING NEWS: Major rescue operation underway after cargo ship sinks in North Sea

Four crew members die and seven missing after cargo and container ships collide in the North Sea Thirteen members of the crew rescued | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 5 December 2012 Four members of the crew of a ship that collided with another in the North Sea have died. A further seven are missing after the crew of the Baltic Ace took to life rafts after colliding with a container ship in freezing conditions about 40 miles from the Dutch port of Rotterdam

Russia: Drivers stuck in 150-mile traffic jam and trapped for THREE DAYS after heavy snowfall

The 150-mile traffic jam: Motorists trapped for THREE DAYS after heavy snowfall in RussiaDrivers faced three days in freezing cold as tailbacks stretched 150 milesRussian authorities scramble rescuers and snowploughs But many drivers say they got no help at all during ordeal | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 3 December 2012 Thousands of drivers were trapped since Thursday in a huge traffic jam on a major freeway connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg, caused by heavy snowfall.

Shocking moment drink driver Leigh Brennan smashes into Three Elms pub at 60mph burying landlord Kevin O"Neill under wall

Caught on camera: Drink-driver smashes into pub at 60mph and buries unsuspecting landlord inside under rubble Leigh Brennan, 45, had already injured two others driving drunk down narrow streets in Brixham, DevonHe was jailed for 12 months and banned from road for two yearsLandlord Kevin O'Neil suffered crushed pelvis, broken ribs and spinal injuries | UPDATED: 18:58 GMT, 30 November 2012 This is the horrifying moment a drunk driver ploughed into a pub at 60mph just seconds after a group of customers had been standing in the doorway. Problem drinker Leigh Brennan, 45, had already injured two others after crashing into a Mini before speeding off from the scene and in his Volvo estate car. He lost control again and smashed into the Three Elms in Brixham, Devon, leaving the landlord Kevin O'Neill seriously injured under a pile of rubble.