ADJ. dramatic | daring | attempted | air-sea, mountain, sea | financial
VERB + RESCUE attempt Her own boat capsized after she attempted a rescue. | come/go/rush to No one came to their rescue until the following day.
RESCUE + NOUN attempt, effort, mission, operation | party, team, unit a mountain rescue team | service | worker | work | boat, helicopter, vehicle, vessel | centre an animal rescue centre | bid, package, plan, scheme a financial rescue package for the company
PREP. to sb's/the ~ Her wails of distress brought him running from the house, like a knight to the rescue. | ~ from his rescue from a burning building
PHRASES fire and rescue New Zealand fire and rescue services carried out several extensive searches for survivors. | search and rescue The navy are on a search and rescue mission.