n. 25B6; verb
an attempt to rescue the hostages : SAVE (FROM DANGER), save the life of, come to the aid of; (set) free, release, liberate.
Boyd rescued his papers : RETRIEVE, recover, salvage, get back.
25B6; noun the rescue of 10 crewmen : SAVING, rescuing; release, freeing, liberation, deliverance, redemption.
25A0; come to someone's rescue HELP, assist, lend a (helping) hand to, bail out; informal save someone's bacon, save someone's neck, save someone's skin.