Stepfather jumps into oil well to rescue boys

A Point Fortin man jumped into an oil well to rescue his two stepsons on Wednesday afternoon in Egypt Village.

The boys were flying a kite when they fell into the well.

The stepfather had to be rescued as well. We will have more on this later.

Health Ministry congratulates all involved in Madamas rescue

The Ministry of Health is commending the collaborative efforts of the staff of the Ministry of Health, and other key public sector agencies, which guaranteed the successful rescue of campers, including a pregnant woman and a diabetic male, who were marooned in Madamas Bay, Matelot.

On Tuesday 30th January, 2018 officers attached to the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) and the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) were informed of several persons who were stranded at Madamas Bay. 

Pregnant woman among 15 rescued after being trapped on Madamas Bay since Saturday

Over a dozen people, including a pregnant woman and a man who suffered a stroke have been rescued from Trinidad's north coast, after being stranded for several days.

Reports indicate that the group of 15 persons was trapped on Madamas Bay since Saturday.

Two people, a male who is said to have suffered a stroke and a pregnant female were airlifted and conveyed to hospital.

Coast Guard, Air Guard rescue three men at sea

Three men have been rescued in a joint search and rescue operation by the Coast Guard and Air Guard after drifting for 15 hours.

A statement by the Coast Guard said the men experienced mechanical problems with their boat which led to a search and rescue mission by Coast Guard and Air Guard personnel.

The following is the statement by the Coast Guard.

Water taxi rescue

Five men from Aranguez were spotted by passengers on the water taxi just off Port of Spain.

A passenger on the water taxi alerted the coast guard about the men, and two interceptors were deployed from the Hyatt to rescue them.

According to the Coast Guard, the men said they were fishing in a small vessel when a wave capsized the boat.