This dramatic footage shows two men being rescued with 'seconds to spare' as they clung to ricks while being battered by huge waves.
The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was called to reports of two men said to be at immediate risk of being washed out to sea.
The rough seas and 6ft waves made it impossible for a lifeboat to reach the scene so their only hope of survival was the chopper.
Once on scene, the crew used their precision and skill to rescue the casualties in under two minutes.
This was the moment a ferry exploded in Mexico leaving dozens of people seriously injured.
The blast happened at around 1pm local time on Wednesday in Playa del Carmen, a popular tourist resort.
The Barcos Caribe ferry had just arrived at the pier after visiting the island of Cozumel when a huge explosion ripped through the centre of the boat.
The pier was packed with locals and tourists at the time, milling about on the pier.
Horrific images showed bloodied people being treated on a dock as emergency services rushed to the scene.
The blast left one side of the ferry completely destroyed.
A family riding a motorcycle together in Banaskantha, Gujarat, India, was struck by an oncoming vehicle after making a U-turn on the highway. Despite how horrific the accident appears, no one in the family was seriously injured.
Tsai Cheng-liang shared dramatic moment a tumbling boulder came close to crashing through his windscreen as he drove through the Hualien County in China.
This is the dramatic moment a cyclist was sent flying after he crashed into a car - that was turning left into a police station.
The cyclist smacked into the passenger door of the Toyota, which - according to the person filming - was being driven by a uniformed police officer.
But a force spokesman refused to confirm whether this was the case.
The clip has caused a heated debate on social media, with some users claiming the cyclist was wrong to undertake the clearly indicating car.
Others say the cyclist was in a bike lane and the driver should have checked before turning.
Joey Boland captured the clip on his dashcam on Friday when he was sitting outside the Sundrive Garda Station in Dublin.
A naked woman was among a number of spa guests who needed rescuing from the first floor by firefghters when a blaze broke out.
Without enough time to gab their clothes, several customers were forced to flee the bath house with nothing on.
They had been guided to an open first-floor window when the fire broke out and fled down a ladder.
Meanwhile others managed to escape through the front door, with thick smoke billowing out every open window.
Many naked clients had no time to gather their personal belongings, and many of them were seen stark naked as they climbed out the window, where firefighters had set up ladders to help them to safety.
The heart-stopping moment a bouncy castle was blown upside down tipping children onto the ground below was captured on camera.
Three kids were injured after strong winds lifted the brightly-coloured inflatable and saw them crash onto tables and chairs and the floor.
The accident took place in Huangping County Cultural Plaza, China, and two of the children are believed to be in a serious condition.
The bouncy castle had been set up in the square by a private company but it appears it may not have been securely fastened to the ground.
Dramatic footage shows a woman being hauled out of a freezing cold river by emergency services in Liverpool.
Rescuers swooped down to the River Mersey at Pier Head following reports that a person was stranded out in the water on Monday.
Police , firefighters and ambulance workers all rushed to the woman's aid at the city waterfront.
Video footage shows the woman, said to be in her 40s or 50s, being dragged on board a sea rescue dinghy, still apparently conscious and breathing.
A man had started preparing to jump into the Mersey to save her, but he was told, “You’re not going in there, it’s too cold!” the Liverpool Echo reports.
A lifebuoy was flung from the dock to help her, and a coastguard or fire service search and rescue boat extended an oar towards the woman.
A climber suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell 23 feet from a pole at a festival .
The 28-year-old was climbing a pole during a Russian folk festival to mark the waning of winter.
Named only as Alexander, the climber was wearing just shorts despite the sub-zero temperatures.
He shins his way up tom the top and touches a red box in front of a crowd of impressed onlookers.
But as he comes down, Alexander gets into trouble - and plummets like a stone to the ground.
There were screams as he fell and an announcer at the event in the Siberian town of Anzhero-Sudzhensk yelled: “Oh my God, ambulance please!”
Earlier, she had told the crowd Alexander was a rock climber and “almost an Olympic champion” in shinning up poles.
There was hardly any safety equipment beneath the pole and the man fell onto a sporting mat which did little to break his fall.
Paramedics were at the scene and the man was covered in a blanket and rushed to a local hospital.
Amazingly he was conscious after his fall.
A statement said: “A 28-year-old patient was diagnosed with fractures of the ribs and scapula.
“He underwent a brain scan. So far everything is in order but injuries of this kind can show up within a day or two.
“He is under strict surveillance. His condition is assessed as heavy.”
Pole climbing is one of a number of Russian traditions in the the Maslenitsa festivities which mark the beginning of the end of the long cold winter.
The ritual symbolises touching the sun which will soon bring spring and summer warmth.
It is marked the week before Lent in the Orthodox calendar.
Russians also burn effigies of Lady Maslenitsa who represents winter.
They eat pancakes, and there can be fist and snowball fights along with sleigh rides.
Three people have been killed when an illegal firework stand exploded.
The explosion is believed to have been accidentally triggered by the employees of the business, with the entire batch of bangers and fireworks being ignited.
Authorities in Yuxi City in south-western China said three people had lost their lives in the explosion, with a further five injured and one unaccounted for.
Footage taken by local residents shows flames shooting into and above busy streets with cars and pedestrians nearby.
The stand caught light at around 11pm local time, sending vehicles dodging out the way and pedestrians fled the area.
A plane was forced to make an emergency landing with just one propeller after its engine caught on fire.
The heart-stopping moment was captured by passengers who looked out of the window to see the aircraft's propellers not spinning.
The Nok Air twin-propeller aircraft was carrying 84 people and took off from Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, yesterday at 3.10pm.
But just two minutes into the flight its engine was engulfed in flames.
Footage shows smoke coming from the plane's engine which has become charred while it flies above farming fields 5,000ft high.
Dash cam footage showing a truck and car involved in a motorway accident on the Port of Brisbane Motorway is causing debate on the Dash Cam Owners Facebook page.
In the video the driver of the car with the dash cam can be seen coming up on the semi-trailers left side as the truck sits in the right lane.
After overtaking the truck, causing it to go out of view of the dash cam, the car is tagged form behind and begins to spin out of control before slamming into the divider on the right side of the motorway.
Richard Plum is facing 2 years in prison and 5 years without driving for this braindead maneuver. Just a warning, this video is fairly messed up
Dozens of firefighters are battling a massive blaze near Oxford Circus in central London, with photos posted online showing a huge cloud of smoke visible from across the capital.
At least 50 firefighters were on scene after the fire broke out at a building site in Great Portland Street at about 12.45pm.
A 25-metre (80ft) exclusion zone has been set up amid fears that gas cylinders inside the building could explode.
More than 40 calls were placed to 999 as smoke poured out of the building, next to the BBC's London headquarters.
BBC employees told on Twitter how the blaze started in a new development next to Broadcasting House and the London Fire Brigade responded quickly.
A dash cam has captured the shocking moment a quick-thinking truck driver narrowly avoids a crash with a car dangerously overtaking on the wrong side of the road.
An explosion at a factory in northern France has left at least one person dead and injured two others.
The blast at the Saipol factory, in Normandy coast fishing port of Dieppe, took place at around 11am this morning.
A blaze engulfed the entire complex and one worker is reported to still be missing.
Four people were in the building at the time of the explosion — and nine others are being treated for shock.
Firefighters remain at the scene and the blaze has been brought under control.
Footage shows huge plumes of black smoke and large flames were seen rising over the plant.
City mayor, Nicolas Langlois, was on site at the end of the morning, and said: 'A security perimeter has been set up and local residents were asked not to leave their homes to take no risks.'
A five-storey building under construction has collapsed in southern India, killing at least three workers and trapping several others, a fire official said.
M.N. Reddi said at least seven people have been rescued from the building, which collapsed in eastern Bangalore, a hub of India's information technology industry, in Karnataka state.
The Press Trust of India news agency said construction work started six years ago but stopped half way through and only resumed recently.
Police in Florida took dramatic action to stop an SUV after the driver called 911 to report that his gas pedal was stuck. Dispatchers offered solutions, like hitting the brakes, but driver Joseph Cooper feared that would put him in danger. Police later posted ahead of Cooper's location on I-95 and waited for a cue to throw stop sticks in front of his black SUV.
Lowes Truck Runs Red Light and Gets T-Boned and Flipped
Terrifying footage has emerged showing passengers being asked to "brace!" as a United Airlines flight was forced into an emergency landing.
Part of the engine of United Airlines Flight 1175 to Hawaii fell off mid flight.
At first passengers did not know what had happened on the fight after hearing a loud bang.
The pilot declared an emergency and passengers were asked to go into the brace position.
The protective covering from the right engine appeared to have come off mid-flight leaving it completely exposed.
Police rescued a nine-year-old girl from three feet of mud as she was struggling to breathe.
Officers were filmed clawing the mud away with their bare hands after deciding heavy machinery could injure the schoolgirl.
It is not known how the girl got trapped and the Sao Paulo Military Police said they were on patrol when they were approached by a woman who said a small child had become buried in the mud.
Rain was forecast and there were fears that would make the rescue efforts even harder and killed the girl.
The police and other bystanders used their hands to dig holes through the mud but they did not know exactly where the child was submerged.
They eventually found the girl about a metre deep in the mud and theywere able to clear her airways, though she still had trouble breathing as the clay was pushing on her chest.
The police said they were able to remove the girl, called Isabele, who was taken to the local hospital and was said to be doing well.
It is not clear how the girl became trapped.
WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Caeohob Sazonov, 62, was with his son on the island of Koh Larn in Thailand when they went scuba diving with underwater guns
Somewhere in Latin America (Mexico?), a wrestler performing a fronflip from the ropes onto his fake opponent outside the ring somehow miscalculated the stunt and faceplanted hard on the concrete.
The bounce reveals that he instantly painted the floor red with blood.
The organizers then flipped him over onto his back, like that was anywhere near a sound decision, and after listening to him perform agonal breathing for a while, carried him away on a stretcher. The wrestler reportedly died in hospital. The landing fractured his skull.
A shocking new drone video of the Russian An-148 crash site shows how little is left of the plane and its 71 passengers and crew.
More than 450 body parts have been collected from the snowy field where the aircraft “nosedived” after suffering an unknown problem minutes after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Sunday.
Investigators have also identified some 397 parts of the Antonov jet.
But the footage from the Russian Investigative Committee shows the extent to which the the plane - en route from Moscow to Orsk, a city close to Kazakhstan - has simply vanished after the crash.
This is the heart-stopping moment a young woman climbs out of her burning home through an open window to escpae an inferno in her apartment block.
Feng Lin, 23, was trapped inside when burglar bars blocked her fleeing over her balcony in Liuzhou City, China.
She had to run back through the flames to find an open window through which she climbed to safety.
She suffered second-degree burns on almost her entire face and body in the harrowing incident.
Dramatic footage filmed by the Feng's neighbours show dark smoke rising from their third-floor home in China's southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
A cyclist has been filmed smashing head-first into the side of a car in what people are claiming is a suspected 'crash-for-cash' scam.
A dashcam clip caught the dramatic moment the cyclist goes through a red light and then smacks into the side of a car without any sign of swerving or braking beforehand.
The woman on the bike crumples to the road and lies absolutely still but viewers point out she moves her hand under her cheek after falling.
The incident was filmed in Lewisham, South London, by Antonio Moreira, who posted the footage with the comment: “She stayed in that position for a while.
"After I told the other driver about the dashcam, she recovered pretty quickly."