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  • 'Unimpressed' firefighters rescue man with microwave on head

    12/10/2017 2:30:00 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 37 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    British firefighters were "seriously unimpressed" when they were called out to rescue a YouTube prankster whose head was cemented inside a microwave. A video posted to YouTube by 22-year-old prankster TGFbro shows his head being cemented inside a microwave with Pollyfilla with a plastic bag protecting his face and a tube feeding him air. The prankster tells his friends that, despite the precautions, he is having trouble breathing, and they attempt to free his head -- without success. The West Midlands Fire Department was summoned to the scene and firefighters spent about an hour freeing the man's head. "We're seriously...
  • Missing submarine: Argentine navy ends rescue mission

    12/01/2017 2:22:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    cnn ^ | December 1, 2017 | Radina Gigova, Steve Almasy and Jason Hanna,
    The Argentine Navy has called off rescue efforts to find 44 crew members aboard a missing submarine, effectively acknowledging that there's no hope they'll be found alive. The ARA San Juan disappeared a few hundred kilometers off Argentina's coast on November 15, and despite an extensive air and sea search no sign of the sub has been found. Balbi wouldn't speculate on the fate of the crew, but said the search for the missing sub will continue until it's found. "Despite the magnitude and efforts made it has not been possible to locate the submarine. Information was received from two...
  • Missing Argentine submarine 'is located by US Navy and a new sonar signal heard' as rescuers race

    11/22/2017 6:57:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2017 | Sara Malm
    Complete Headline: Missing Argentine submarine 'is located by US Navy and a new sonar signal heard' as rescuers race to the spot with oxygen due to run out imminently Search for missing Argentine submarine intensifies as the crew said to run out of oxygen today US Navy aircraft reportedly detected a 'heat stain from a metallic object' at a depth of about 230ft Separately, a rescue vessel allegedly reported hearing an infrasound sonar signal late Tuesday night Sub with 44 crew went missing last Wednesday while sailing from Ushuaia to naval base in Mar del Plata They sailed on Monday,...
  • 19 REASONS THIS “SURVIVAL” STORY SMELLS FISHY

    11/11/2017 4:37:48 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 45 replies
    DangerOnion ^ | October 31, 2017 | DangerOnion
    They set off from Hawaii in May of this year, bound for Tahiti. They were caught in a storm that both ruined their engine and rendered their mast and sails useless. They were unable to contact help. They drifted for five months, living off of dry food and a handheld watermaker (takes the salt out of seawater so you can drink it) until they were rescued by a fishing boat and, eventually, the Navy. Now here’s how much of their story makes sense: They left Hawaii in May. They were rescued five months later by the Navy. That’s it. That’s...
  • NASA Imagery Casts More Doubt On Women Who Claim They Were Lost At Sea

    11/01/2017 10:51:38 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01 November 2017 | Gabrielle Okun
    NASA imagery casts more doubt on the story of two women who claimed they were lost at sea for five months before being heroically rescued last week.
  • Holes emerge in Hawaii women's tale of survival in the Pacific

    10/31/2017 9:45:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 149 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/31/17 | fox/ap
    Something is wishy-washy here. Two Hawaii women who claimed they were lost at sea for five months and “would have been dead within 24 hours” had the U.S. Navy not picked them up last week never activated their emergency beacon, the Coast Guard said Tuesday, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies and questions that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival in the Pacific Ocean. "If the thing was operational and it was turned on, a signal should have been received very, very quickly that this vessel was in distress," Phillip R. Johnson, a retired Coast Guard officer,...
  • Women Go Back to Save Cats After the Fires and Help Them Every Way They Can

    10/28/2017 6:16:11 AM PDT · by Twotone · 39 replies
    LoveMeow ^ | October 27, 2017 | Staff
    Two women went on a search for their beloved cat after the devastating wildfires that swept across Northern California. During the search, they came across two cats that had survived the unthinkable. They knew they had to save them! After Brandi Ann's home was completely destroyed by the raging fires, she and her girlfriend Steph Gediman were determined to find her cat, Apu, who had gone missing. "We were back in the neighborhood the morning after the fires took place looking for her cat. We got out of the car and I stood there blank in the face just trying...
  • Navy rescues 2 Americans and their dogs who were lost at sea for months

    10/26/2017 1:08:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    USA Today ^ | October 26,2017 | John Bacon
    <p>A perilous journey for two Americans lost at sea for five months after their boat lost power in a Pacific Ocean storm has ended with the rescue of the women and their dogs, the Navy said Thursday.</p> <p>"They saved our lives," Jennifer Appel said after the rescue. "The pride and smiles we had when we saw (the ship) on the horizon was pure relief."</p>
  • Indiana student trapped in gated cave for 60 hours

    09/23/2017 2:31:18 PM PDT · by red flanker · 48 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | September 22, 2017 | Associated Press
    A 19-year-old man who spent 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave says he feels lucky to be alive. Indiana University freshman Lukas Cavar was on a spelunking trip to Sullivan Cave when he became separated Sunday afternoon from 12 other members of the university's Caving Club. Cavar is an enthusiast of spelunking, the exploration of caves as a hobby. When he eventually reached the cave entrance, Cavar found club members had padlocked its gate, unaware that he remained inside.
  • State Dept. Forces Stranded U.S. Citizens to Foot the Bill for Hurricane Rescue

    09/11/2017 2:59:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 11, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department requires that all U.S. citizens in need of rescue from hurricane-struck areas first sign a promissory note requiring them to pay back the U.S. government all costs associated with their rescue, such as airfare, according to a copy of that form obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Some U.S. citizens seeking evacuation from islands hit by Hurricane Irma expressed surprise when they were presented with the form, ensuring that all costs associated with the rescue all fully paid back to the U.S. government. "I promise to repay the U.S. government in U.S. dollars or the foreign currency...
  • 'Dreamer' dies trying to rescue Harvey flood victims

    09/05/2017 7:53:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 94 replies
    L A Times ^ | 09/04/2017 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Alonso Guillen drove more than 100 miles south from his home in Lukfin, Texas, last week, determined to help those trapped by Hurricane Harvey flooding in the Houston area. But he and another man disappeared after their boat capsized in a flood-swollen creek Wednesday ... Guillen moved to Lufkin at age 14 from just across the border in Piedras Negras, Mexico. He later graduated from Lufkin High School, attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, worked in construction and at a local club, Rodeo Disko, and radio station, SuperMix 101.9 FM. He was known as “DJ Ocho,” who mixed country and hip-hop,...
  • Santa Monica Animal Rescue Organization Brings Dogs Displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey to SoCal

    09/04/2017 7:46:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | Updated at 07:38AM, September 4, 2017 | Cindy Von Quednow,
    A private jet brought 30 dogs to John Wayne Airport, and four more were expected to make their way to California soon. Some dogs were carried out of the jet, while others made their way down on their own, video showed. Alex Tonner, the organization’s director of operations, said there are thousands of dogs affected by the storm that need homes. ... Local dog rescues and shelters have committed to helping find homes for the dogs that were flown in and were present Saturday when the dogs arrived.
  • Fleet of monster trucks conducts rescues in flood-ravaged Texas

    09/01/2017 10:41:53 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/31/2017 | Julia Jacobo
    A fleet of monster trucks driven by volunteers is traveling to Texas cities hardest hit by floodwaters. Video posted to Facebook shows a monster truck -- comprised on an SUV on monster truck wheels -- pulling a U.S. Army vehicle out of deep floodwaters in Houston on Wednesday. A crowd cheers as the military vehicle is pulled onto higher ground. {..snip..}
  • Git R’ Done Texas – Redneck Army Rescues National Guard

    08/31/2017 1:37:08 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 31, 2017 | Sundance
    Even the fine patriots within the National Guard need rescuin’ every once in a while.  Who ya’ gonna turn to when it gets beyond the scope of the guard?  Bubba and the Git-R-Done Redneck Army… that’s who.  ‘Merica!  Enjoy:
  • CNN faked rescue video where their anchor "saved a man in a truck"?

    08/30/2017 10:52:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 62 replies
    Video at the Twitter link. CNN reporter is apparently wearing shorts and rushes to save the guy in the truck. Next take shows him in long pants. Are you seeing the same thing the Twitter poster claims?
  • A list of those who aren’t helping with victims in Texas

    08/30/2017 5:31:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 65 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-30-17 | DrJohn
    Texas is suffering a major disaster due to Hurricane Harvey and countless people are volunteering and donating. The Cajun Navy in particular, has done wonderful work: One volunteer rescuer with the Cajun Navy, identified only by his first name, Brandon, told local ABC Houston station KTRK-TV that he came from Hammond, Louisiana, in order to assist with the rescue efforts, adding that he hopes to "give back." "Because Louisiana has always had its fair share of hurricanes and everybody has always showed up for us, so it’s time to give back," Brandon said. "The Cajun Navy, they pretty much step...
  • Harvey horror: Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom

    08/30/2017 9:43:25 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 88 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 30, 2017
    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods. Capt. Brad Penisson of the fire-rescue department in Beaumont said the woman's vehicle got stuck Tuesday afternoon in the flooded parking lot of an office park just off Interstate 10. Squalls from Harvey were pounding Beaumont with up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain an hour at the time with 38 mph (60 kph) gusts, according to the National Weather Service. Penisson...
  • In crises such as Harvey, you want outdoorsmen on your side ( A must read)

    08/30/2017 10:13:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 29,2017 | Sally Jenkins
    a time such as this, you want the guys who can still thread a line when their hands are wet and cold. They’re descending on Houston in their fleets of flat-bottomed aluminum boats, the sport fishermen and duck hunters outnumbering the government rescuers by the hundreds, their skiffs sitting low in the floodwaters with their human catch in the back, clutching plastic-wrapped possessions. The country is suddenly grateful for this “Cajun Navy,” for their know-how, for the fact that they can read a submerged log in the water, and haul their boats over tree stumps and levees and launch them...
  • As Harvey floods rise in Texas, Cajun Navy is 'on the way'

    08/27/2017 5:05:04 PM PDT · by Roobarb321 · 41 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | August 27, 2017 | Wilborn P. Nobles III
    Members of the Cajun Navy volunteer groups are stepping up to assist flood-stricken residents, as people bound for Texas post on Facebook that help is on the way. Although unofficial and organized through several online groups, the Cajun Navy is comprised of grassroots volunteers who came to be known by a collective name after the Louisiana Flood of 2016 prompted hundreds of leisure boat owners to band together and perform search and rescue operations.
  • Hillary staffer TRIGGERED by rescue boat in Houston with Confederate flag

    08/27/2017 4:12:30 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 84 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 27, 2017 | Greg P.
    Meet Logan Anderson, a former staffer for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She’s been triggered by this boat with a Confederate flag on it rescuing people in Houston: She then tweeted she’d let the hero rescue her, but then take his flag: I would absolutely get on that boat, by the way. And then, when they dropped me off, I'd tear off the flag and drop it into the flood.