Tags

search and rescue

News and updates about search and rescue

Israel Dog Unit saves missing man in Galilee

Avishai Peretz, 35, was located alive after 24 hours of continuous searches in northern Israel.

Israel Dog Unit saves missing man in Galilee

Torah scroll rescued during search for missing man

Search and rescue volunteers working to locate a man missing from Afula were checking an abandoned building when they realized that there was more than just litter on the floor.

Torah scroll rescued during search for missing man

High-risk search underway in Afula region

Daniel Denan, 65, is considered to be in significant danger after all contact with him was lost on June 2nd.

High-risk search underway in Afula region

Special workshop trains rescue dog handlers

The Israel Dog Unit is working hard to prepare the next generation of dog handlers for the increased threats on multiple borders.

Special workshop trains rescue dog handlers

In the Dead Sea

Search and rescue teams locate six missing people

Megilot Search and Rescue Unit locates six missing persons who disappeared from a party at the Neve Midbar Beach in the Dead Sea.

Search and rescue teams locate six missing people

Mass search underway for missing teen in Binyamin

Hundreds of volunteers are searching for a 14-year-old shepherd after his flock returned to his farm without him.

Mass search underway for missing teen in Binyamin

Search for missing girl enters eighth day

Thousands of searchers have been working around the clock in the Tzfat region, but have yet to find any trace of the missing 9-year-old Hymanut Kassou.

Search for missing girl enters eighth day

Missing woman rescued from winter storm

Israel Dog Unit volunteers locate and save a woman after 36 hours of searching through wind, cold, and rain.

Missing woman rescued from winter storm

USAF veteran joins search for Oct. 7th remains

Israel Dog Unit continues the search for remains of victims of the October 7th massacre with help from a volunteer and working dog from Texas.

USAF veteran joins search for Oct. 7th remains

Israel Dog Unit trains to rescue missile victims

A series of specialized training sites are used to simulate the aftermath of a rocket or missile attack destroying an Israeli building.

Israel Dog Unit trains to rescue missile victims

The last rescue of 2023

The Israel Dog Unit helps find a missing person in a midnight search in the Tzfat region.

The last rescue of 2023

For the first time:

Mixed-gender search and rescue battalion operating in Gaza Strip

The female and male combat soldiers of the Shachar Battalion search buildings and locate weapons in Gaza.

Mixed-gender search and rescue battalion operating in Gaza Strip

Historic rescue training course in Samaria

For the first time ever, Israeli rescue organizations earned American National Association For Search And Rescue certification.

Historic rescue training course in Samaria

Search ongoing for man vanished after collision near Haifa

Volunteers in the search were accosted by residents who prevented them from reaching parts of the region.

Search ongoing for man vanished after collision near Haifa

MDA sends rescue teams to Morocco after earthquake kills 2,000

1 team to operate field hospital, another to perform search and rescue operations

MDA sends rescue teams to Morocco after earthquake kills 2,000

Midnight search near Mazkeret Batya

A disappearance from the Rehovot area sparked a search effort that lasted throughout the night and into the next day.

Midnight search near Mazkeret Batya

Foreign citizen found dead in minefield near Dead Sea

5 other people, including 2 Israeli citizens treated for heat exhaustion after being rescued from military area.

Foreign citizen found dead in minefield near Dead Sea

Binyamin region:

Four family members located alive after going missing in stream

Four family members located after hours of searches in the Nahal Yitav stream.

Four family members located alive after going missing in stream

Israel Dog Unit bids farewell to heroic search dog

Aisha, a 14-year-old Malinois, had taken part in numerous rescue missions before passing away yesterday.

Israel Dog Unit bids farewell to heroic search dog

One year later:

Missing teen's mother visits search area

This past Sunday, Giti Kleinerman visited the place where her son Avraham Moshe vanished.

Missing teen's mother visits search area

IDF to incorporate Israel Dog Unit in disaster response

The Israel Dog Unit will work with the IDF's rescue units to save victims of a a building collapse or national disaster.

IDF to incorporate Israel Dog Unit in disaster response

After rescuing 19 people:

'Olive Branches' search and rescue delegation returns to Israel

IDF medical aid delegation continues to provide assistance in Turkey after earthquake as search and rescue delegation comes home.

'Olive Branches' search and rescue delegation returns to Israel

Watch: IDF forces rescue baby from rubble in Turkey

2-year-old in good condition after being pulled from rubble by Israeli soldiers assisting in Turkey following devastating earthquakes.

Watch: IDF forces rescue baby from rubble in Turkey

Three mysterious disappearances, one major search effort

The search continues for three Israelis who vanished in the Meron region.

Three mysterious disappearances, one major search effort

Israel Dog Unit honored in police ceremony

A special ceremony was held by the Asher regional police to recognize a nonprofit organization for helping locate missing people.

Israel Dog Unit honored in police ceremony

New search and rescue headquarters inaugurated in Meron region

A moving ceremony was held to formally open a new search and rescue center in Israel's north.

New search and rescue headquarters inaugurated in Meron region

Mother of missing teen buys him balloon and birthday present

Gitty Kleinerman, who believes her son Moishe is still alive, purchases a birthday gift and balloon for his 17th birthday.

Mother of missing teen buys him balloon and birthday present

Mid-sea rescue:

Israeli helicopter evacuates US citizen from ship

The helicopter, which belongs to the Air Force's Unit 669, flew the cruise ship passenger to the hospital after she suffered a heart attack.

Israeli helicopter evacuates US citizen from ship

Israel Dog Unit searching for missing man in Yavneh

36-year-old Asiyan Natan vanished without a trace three days ago. Authorities are growing increasingly worried for his safety.

Israel Dog Unit searching for missing man in Yavneh

Israel Dog Unit goes bushwhacking looking for missing teen

Day 140 of the search for the missing Avraham Moshe Kleinerman sees searchers cutting their way through the deepest brush around Meron.

Israel Dog Unit goes bushwhacking looking for missing teen

Israel Dog Unit trains local responders for building collapse

Israel's civilian search and rescue services meet with the Israel Dog Unit to prepare for the worst.

Israel Dog Unit trains local responders for building collapse

Moishe is still missing

Hundreds comb Meron for missing teen

Moshe Kleinerman, 16, remains missing after nearly 90 days despite thousands of hours spent searching. Police say 'we have no lead'.

Hundreds comb Meron for missing teen

Mass search in Meron for missing Haredi teen

Efforts to find sixteen-year-old Moshe Kleinerman redoubled as disappearance hits the eighty-day mark.

Mass search in Meron for missing Haredi teen

K9 Unit director:

ISA must join hunt for missing boy

The director of the Israel Dog Unit speaks about finding Sapir Nahum and the ongoing search for a vanished Haredi teen.

ISA must join hunt for missing boy

Rescue dog poisoned during search for missing woman

One of the dogs who searched for Sapir Nahum will never join another search. Intentional poisoning is suspected.

Rescue dog poisoned during search for missing woman

Police 'not optimistic' in search for vanished Haredi teen

No progress has been made in search for 16-year-old Moshe Kleinerman since he vanished from Meron nearly three months ago.

Police 'not optimistic' in search for vanished Haredi teen

Missing teen leads to nationwide search

Parents of Avraham Klinerman,16, missing from Modi'in Ilit, have asked the public to 'Turn the whole country upside down, but find our boy.'

Missing teen leads to nationwide search

Rescue forces locate teens missing in Dead Sea

Rescue workers locate 10 teens who went missing at the Neve Midbar Beach in the Dead Sea.

Rescue forces locate teens missing in Dead Sea

Israel Dog Unit prepares for emergency in Haifa region

Over the past thirty-six hours, IDU volunteers have practiced both security and search and rescue work in and around Haifa.

Israel Dog Unit prepares for emergency in Haifa region

Israel Dog Unit locates remains of plane crash casualties

After a small plane crashed in the Judean mountains, the Israel Dog Unit was asked to help locate the occupants' remains.

Israel Dog Unit locates remains of plane crash casualties

Double award ceremony at Harel police precinct

The Israel Police held a ceremony today to recognize the Israel Dog Unit for finding not one, but two missing people, just a few days apart.

Double award ceremony at Harel police precinct

Israel Dog Unit rushes to search for troubled teen

A midnight alert reached the Israel Dog Unit about a teen in distress in the Hadera forest, beginning a mass search effort.

Israel Dog Unit rushes to search for troubled teen

Israel Dog Unit honored for Shabbat-eve rescue

Israel Police holds ceremony to show their appreciation for volunteers who left the Shabbat table to save a life.

Israel Dog Unit honored for Shabbat-eve rescue

Israel Dog Unit saves man from winter storm

An 84-year-old man would have perished in the extreme cold and rain on Friday night, but for a dedicated volunteer and a four-footed friend.

Israel Dog Unit saves man from winter storm

Israel Dog Unit saves woman from oncoming snowstorm

The IDU's search and rescue activities have led to four incidents closed and two lives saved - one just hours ahead of a blizzard.

Israel Dog Unit saves woman from oncoming snowstorm

Israel Dog Unit saves two lives in one day

Volunteer responders from the Israel Dog Unit saved two lives in one day, one at each end of the country.

Israel Dog Unit saves two lives in one day

Missing person cases surge in Israel

A spike in missing person cases throughout Israel has prompted the Israel Dog Unit to launch a special mission to bring the missing home.

Missing person cases surge in Israel

New ATV to aid lifesaving work

Israel Magen Fund presents a firefighting ATV, the first of its kind in the region, to the Binyamin Security Division.

New ATV to aid lifesaving work

Israeli hiker missing in Mexico

A wide-ranging search effort has been launched after an Israeli hiker disappeared near a waterfall in Mexico.

Israeli hiker missing in Mexico

Disaster training with the Israel Dog Unit

Building collapses have proven themselves international tragedies. The Israel Dog Unit is ready for the next one.

Disaster training with the Israel Dog Unit

Massive NYC search finds missing 6-year old Jewish camper

Search by NYPD and hundreds of volunteers finds boy who failed to get on bus after day camp trip to Flatbush park.

Massive NYC search finds missing 6-year old Jewish camper

Samaria-based Israel Dog Unit saves man's life in Ramle

A midnight call and exhaustive search and rescue effort come to their conclusion as the Israel Dog Unit saves an 84-year-old man's life.

Samaria-based Israel Dog Unit saves man's life in Ramle

4 dead, 159 unaccounted for in collapse of Miami condo building

Rescue efforts still underway to search for survivors in the rubble of the 12-story condo tower in Surfside, near Miami.

4 dead, 159 unaccounted for in collapse of Miami condo building

"We all pray you should have nothing to do."

As the search for Ohr Buskila grows more daunting, R. Chaim Kanievsky gives the IDU some much-needed encouragement.

"We all pray you should have nothing to do."

Netanya search ends in triumph and tears

After nearly a full week of unrelenting search efforts, the Israel Dog Unit has recovered the body of Amra Zaoda in a field near Netanya.

Netanya search ends in triumph and tears

Israel Dog Unit finds missing man - dead

Volunteer search and rescue teams from the Israel Dog Unit brought a bittersweet ending to more than three days of searching.

Israel Dog Unit finds missing man - dead

Happy ending thanks to Israel Dog Unit

Israel Dog Unit presides over another successful search and rescue effort involving Jeeps, drones, horses, and helicopters.

Happy ending thanks to Israel Dog Unit

Heroes:

Israel Dog Unit thwarts terror, finds missing people and more

'If Israel experiences more severe earthquake, thousands of bodies and additional people, still alive, could be trapped under rubble.'

Israel Dog Unit thwarts terror, finds missing people and more

Helicopter and dogs in frantic search for missing 83-year-old

Nine days passed and whereabouts of 83-year-old David Lazarov unknown. Helicopters, rescue dogs, volunteers battle for his life.

Helicopter and dogs in frantic search for missing 83-year-old

Dog Unit sees missing persons increase during coronavirus crisis

IDU Commander: 'We're stepping up training, readying more rescue teams, as well as continuing searching for missing people.'

Dog Unit sees missing persons increase during coronavirus crisis