İbrahim Yılmaz has been training search and rescue dogs for 17 years in the Aegean province of İzmir. They complete a two-year training in order to become professional search and rescue dogs.
Greece is gearing up for the 36th version of Spartathlon, the ultramarathon race that covers 246 kilometers from Athens to Sparta and starts on Friday.
Treading on the footsteps of ancient messenger Pheidippides, the grueling race will this year have 387 participants who hail from 51 countries. They once again include Greek American ultramarathon superstar Dean Karnazis.
Hunedoara County mountain rescuers will be able to use a drone in their search missions for mountain accident victims. The high-performance eye in sky can reach an altitude of 1,000 m, has a range of 15 km and a flight life of half an hour.
The decision by Italy's new populist government to close the country's ports to migrants saved at sea is causing unease within the heart of the Italian coastguard, some staff say, who until recently played a key role in rescue missions.