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Solo hiker found dead after going missing in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A male solo hiker was found dead between cliffs Thursday (June 9), three days after he was reported missing. The father of a 28-year-old Kaohsiung man surnamed Chen (陳)...

7 rescued, 1 missing after cargo ship sinks off Taiwan's coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven Indonesian crewmembers of Mongolian cargo ship the Prestige have been rescued after the vessel sank off the coast of Taichung Tuesday (March 22), and authorities con...

Bodies of 2 Taiwanese who died while river tracing remain stuck underwater after 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bodies of two Taiwanese men who died after falling into water and being washed away by currents during a river tracing trip in December last year remain stuck between ...

F-16V crashes off west coast of Taiwan, pilot missing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An F-16V fighter jet crashed into the sea off the west coast on Tuesday (Jan. 11), and the search for the pilot is ongoing. During a training exercise off the coast of...

Body of mountaineer airlifted off Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of Taoyuan City Government employee Lee Ming-hao (李銘豪), who perished during a solo climb up Zhongyangjianshan in central Taiwan on Dec. 12, was successfully airli...

HH-60W helicopters too expensive for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Air Force is not interested in meeting the price tag for the United States' HH-60W “Jolly Green II” helicopter and will instead upgrade its UH...

Woman falls to death while climbing Yushan South Peak in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 42-year-old woman surnamed Hu (胡) is presumed to have fallen to her death while climbing central Taiwan's Yushan by herself on Tuesday (Dec. 14). On Monday (Dec. ...

Hiker dies after steep fall in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker died after falling down a deep side slope near the summit of Mt. Yangtou in eastern Taiwan on Sunday (Nov. 7), the Liberty Times reported. Citing reports they r...

Body of NTNU student found after going missing while surfing in Taiwan’s Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) student, surnamed Lin (林), washed ashore on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 6) after he went missing while surfing with hi...

Taiwan Army helicopter has rotor problems during National Day rehearsal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s Aviation and Special Forces Command said one of its Chinook helicopters had rotor problems while conducting a National Day celebration rehearsal on Tuesda...

Hiker reported missing in central Taiwan found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker surnamed Huang who went missing on Sunday night (Sept. 19) while climbing Baigu Mountain in central Taiwan was found dead at the bottom of a deep valley by Czech B...

Hiker reported missing while climbing Baigu Mountain in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker went missing on Sunday night (Sept. 19) while climbing Baigu Mountain in central Taiwan, while a search Monday failed to find him. The Nantou County Fire Bureau...

Ukrainian swimmer rescued off Taiwan's north coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ukrainian man was rescued on Monday afternoon (Sept. 20) after two other foreign nationals who had gone swimming with him at a northern Taiwan beach reported him missing...

South Taiwan villagers cut off from world after bridge swept away amid torrential rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 501 people in three villages in Kaohsiung have been cut off from the outside world since part of a bridge was swept away by torrents amid heavy rain on Saturday...

Injured German hiker airlifted out of New Taipei mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A German man twisted his leg during a mountain climbing trip in New Taipei on Saturday (July 17), and he had to be airlifted to seek medical attention, CNA reported. Th...