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  • Good Samaritan lassos pair of dogs trapped in canal

    09/03/2011 9:45:39 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 16 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | September 1, 2011 | Phil Ferolito
    Noya Deats' routine walk along the Roza Canal turned disastrous Wednesday when her two dogs, Fawn and Nia, decided to take a swim. ... But once in the water, neither dog could get out because of the swift current. Unsure what to do, Deats ran alongside the canal to keep up with them while she called her husband, Matt, and the police. ... After watching the deputy struggle to rope the dogs, he [farm laborer Jesus Villanueva] took the lasso and said: "Let me see." ... Seconds later, he lassoed each dog in rapid succession, pulling them to safety.
  • Poodle helps firefighters find sleeping teen inside burning house

    09/03/2011 9:27:22 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 30 replies
    The Desert News ^ | September 2, 2011
    A family escaped from a burning home Friday thanks to an alert passerby and a pet poodle. ... Firefighters arrived and went in the home to start a search, at which point they were met by the family pet, a poodle named Ted. Ted started barking at the firefighters and then ran down the stairs.
  • Local police officer lauded for saving Belle Vernon woman

    08/28/2011 9:19:32 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 5 replies
    Herald Standard ^ | 08/28/2011 | Josh Krysak
    An area police officer has received a commendation for meritorious duty after he saved the life of a Belle Vernon woman last month. Southwest Regional police Chief John D. Hartman said Lt. John Loughner received the commendation for saving a 50-year-old Belle Vernon woman at her Main Street residence. According to Hartman, Loughner responded to a call shortly after 8 p.m. July 10 to check on the well being of the woman at her Main Street home. When he arrived, Hartman said Loughner heard moaning and gurgling sounds coming from inside her residence but the door was locked. Fearing for...
  • Police: NM kidnapper thwarted by alert neighbor

    08/16/2011 6:20:46 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 14 replies
    Charter News ^ | 8/16/11 | JERI CLAUSING
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The pair of 911 calls came in quick succession from a New Mexico mobile home park. On one, a frantic 12-year-old says her little sister is missing. On the other is the wife of the man who would be credited with saving the 6-year-old from every parent's nightmare. "We are outside of my mom's house here," Martha Diaz told the dispatcher. "We heard a man going, `Hey, hey let her go. Let her go.' So we turn around ... "The man came running to us and said, `They stole a little girl.'" Phillip Garcia, 29, had...
  • Boy Scout found [alive!] after building tree-branch shelter

    08/13/2011 5:42:18 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 82 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/13/11 | MARTIN GRIFFITH
    He was scared, but the 12-year-old Boy Scout still knew what to do when he got lost during a Utah wilderness outing: He built a shelter made of tree branches and wood to get through a cold night and he covered himself in dirt to stay warm...
  • FReeper Fur-babies

    08/07/2011 8:01:02 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 435 replies
    Free Republic | 08/07/2011 | Bubby (He made me do it)
    There are many here on Free Republic that absolutely love our "Fru-babies". We post pics and follow each other, well I thought it would be terrific if we post the pictures of our 'babies'. I don't know about you all but mine 'get me through' these nightmarish days. They love me no matter what. They are there and want to be with me no matter what. That includes the way I now look in the mornings! LOL! Show YOUR babies here... :) Here are a few of mine both past and present...
  • Flipping amazing... the moment a humpback whale 'thanks' rescuers who saved it

    07/18/2011 7:31:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    Flipping amazing... the moment a humpback whale 'thanks' rescuers who saved it from dying tangled in fishing nets A humpback whale which was freed from almost certain death by three men off the coast of California repaid the favour to its rescuers with a breathtaking display of breaches and dives. The amazing hour-long performance was caught on camera moments after the creature was cut free from fishing nets. When the boat came across the whale it was trapped with its tail and flippers hopelessly entangled in the nets. (photos & Video at link)
  • Oregon rangers rescue man from fall at Crater Lake

    07/12/2011 1:14:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies ^ | 7/12/11 | AP
    Medford, Ore. (AP) -- Rangers and others at Crater Lake National Park spent about six hours rescuing a New York man who slid 300 feet into the remains of a volcano that forms the nation's deepest and clearest lake. Authorities describe the man as 27, from New York, and say his injuries were serious. He wasn't identified. Witnesses said he was with friends Monday, went beyond a barrier onto a snow bank at an overlook, fell headfirst and slid partway down the 700-foot wall toward the lake.
  • Boy 10, saves boy 16, who fell over cliff into Mississippi River

    06/17/2011 7:55:53 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 5 replies
    Startribune ^ | June 17, 2011 | TIM HARLOW
    ...Despite being outweighed by nearly 100 pounds, he pulled the older teen to safety, authorities said....
  • ‘Handcuffed by policy,’ fire and police crews watch man drown

    06/01/2011 4:36:07 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 153 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 1, 2011 | Zachary Roth
    An apparently suicidal man waded into San Francisco Bay on Monday, stood up to his neck, and waited. As the man drowned, police, fire crews, and others watched idly from the shore. Why? Officials blamed a departmental policy, stemming from budget cuts, that prevented them from jumping in to save him. Fifty-year-old Raymond Zack spent nearly an hour in the water before drowning. A crowd of about 75 people, in addition to first responders, watched from the beach in Alameda across the bay from San Francisco as Zack inched farther and farther away, sometimes glancing back, a witness told the...
  • URGENT - Homes needed in MT for Rescued Dogs!

    05/29/2011 6:27:49 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 29 replies
    RezQDogs ^ | 5/29/11 | RezQDogs
    All of these dogs were rescued from being shot by the local reservation Animal Control(FWP) in Montana, so they are safe now. I am trying to help Rene and Anita find foster homes or even better yet forever homes for them. There are lots of puppies not pictured yet as they have a small "cough" that Rene wants a vet to take a look at first. Once she gets an OK from the vet, they will either be transferred to another rescue or to permanent homes if possible. The ones that say pregnant females on them have places to go...
  • Little White Dog Adopts Orphaned Raccoon

    05/12/2011 9:10:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies · 1+ views
    40/29 ^ | 5-12-11
    O'FALLON, Mo. -- A mama dog in eastern Missouri adopted an orphaned baby raccoon as her own after losing a puppy in labor. "We saved her life, and she saved the raccoon's life," said Sharon Maag of the St. Peters rescue group, SNUGGLE, Special Needs Under Gentle Guided Love Everyday. "I think what goes around comes around. It's the circle of life. I think that's the way it goes. She's just returning the favor." Sasha the dog was likely headed for euthanization after being surrendered to a shelter with what appeared to be a large lump. The group SNUGGLE rescued...
  • Get Lost ... For Search-and-Rescue Dogs

    04/23/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 7 replies
    Associated Content ^ | April 6, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Early in my dog's training, I began to look for more people who could help us by laying trails for Trooper. Unique to search and rescue, the dogs need people to find when they train. Simple scent articles, like a glove or a hat left at the end of the trail, won't cut it for us. The ultimate result for an operational dog is to find someone who is lost...
  • City’s ‘VIP’ police rescue family from damaged home

    04/22/2011 9:52:51 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 7 replies
    Two Clarksville police officers proved to be ‘very important persons’ when they responded to an early 911 call Wednesday at 12:52 A.M. A mother had called the 911 Center to report she and her two children were trapped in their mobile home because two large trees had fell on their 1946 Batts Lane home. Officers David Johnson and John Matos arrived at the home site to find two trees had fallen through the roof of the mobile home. Entering the home the officers found Sarah Kline, who had called the 911 Center, and her two children trapped inside. The collapsed...
  • Dog gets hugs from owner after tsunami rescue

    04/04/2011 11:45:51 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 24 replies
    AP ^ | April 4, 2011 | AP
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  • 25,000 US and Japanese soldiers search by air and sea for bodies of tsunami victims

    04/01/2011 11:31:25 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 1, 2011 | Staff
    (Associated Press Writers Eric Talmadge in Fukushima and Ryan Nakashima, Shino Yuasa, Mayumi Saito, Noriko Kitano and Cara Rubinsky in Tokyo contributed to this report.) SENDAI, Japan — Japanese and U.S. military ships and helicopters trolled Japan’s tsunami-ravaged coastline looking for bodies Friday, part of an all-out search that could be the last chance to find those swept out to sea nearly three weeks ago. More than 16,000 are still missing after the disaster, which officials fear may have killed some 25,000 people. ...On the outskirts of Sendai, near the Japanese military’s Kasuminome air base, a constant stream of helicopters...
  • Los Altos district pilots technology-based math program, Khan Academy

    03/27/2011 10:33:50 PM PDT · by Cool Guy · 15 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 3/25/2011 | Diana Samuels
    The Khan Academy has its roots in a series of educational YouTube videos that founder Sal Khan began making several years ago to tutor his cousin. The videos struck a chord among those who came across them, Sinha said. As the videos became increasingly popular, the organization got a big break last fall, when it received a total of about $3.5 million in grants from Google and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The nonprofit Advertisement now has a Mountain View office and a half-dozen staff members. It's still attracting attention -- NBC Nightly News recently featured the program and...
  • US crew rescued after Libya crash

    03/22/2011 9:54:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 22 March 2011
    Two US airmen have been rescued after ejecting from their F-15E Eagle warplane just before it crashed during allied operations in eastern Libya. The plane appeared to suffer mechanical failure near the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, the US military said. It came down after a third night of US-led coalition attacks on Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces, aimed at enforcing a UN resolution to protect civilians. Debate is continuing in the coalition over who should take command.
  • LIVE THREAD...Japan RESCUE operations Information...

    03/17/2011 4:13:20 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 30 replies
    All Sources ^ | 3/17/11 | Any
    I think it would be good to separate the Nuclear Reactor news from the RESCUE operation in Japan....that's the purpose of this thread. Please add links you find.
  • From Ground Zero Japan: A Moving Display Of Loyalty

    03/17/2011 1:00:19 PM PDT · by Stoutcat · 6 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-17-11 | Gerry Ashley
    There are some who just don’t get the bond between a man and his dog. But even I was unprepared for the level of “humanity, compassion and loyalty” within the canine community you’re about to witness below. It’s a video that will move any animal lover to tears: Rescuers searching the remains of the debris that was once a seacoast town in the Arahama area of Japan come upon a dog that has somehow managed to survive the earthquake and the tsunami that followed. The animal is clearly in shock, disoriented and in distress. The workers attempt to get the...
  • Snow blankets Japan's tsunami deadlands

    03/16/2011 5:45:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Asia One ^ | 03/16/11
    AFP Snow blankets Japan's tsunami deadlands Wed, Mar 16, 2011 TOKYO, JAPAN - A blanket of snow covered disaster areas of northeast Japan on Wednesday, amid a cold snap in the debris-strewn wastelands created by last week's quake and tsunami catastrophe. Survivors and rescue crews - already facing an acute lack of water, supplies and fuel, power blackouts and poor telecommunications - had their troubles compounded by snow flurries over roads and rubble. Temperatures in the worst-hit Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures fell sharply to near zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), and the meteorological agency forecast a drop to...
  • Out Of The Darkness Comes A Ray Of Hope - The RSQ Foundation

    03/10/2011 4:42:58 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 1 replies
    The RSQ Foundation ^ | March 10, 2011 | 2011 RSQ Foundation
    The RSQ Foundation was launched in 2010 in response to a growing global threat from natural disasters and extremists, terrorists and criminals who target vulnerable U.S. citizens in foreign countries ranging from Mexico and the Middle East to Europe and Asia. We are based in the United States, but our reach and effective sphere of operations is worldwide. Whether the increasing perils we face in this modern world are personal or public, local or regional, national or international, or if they are posed by governments, narco-terrorists or religious fanatics - indeed, whether these dangers are man-made or natural - the...
  • Anyone Need Help With Getting People Out Of Libya or Tunisia?

    03/06/2011 6:44:07 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 7 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | March 6 2011 | Niuhuru
    I recently connected with someone who has permission to land in Libya and Tunisia to get people out. If you have someone you need helped out, tell me here. Give me your: Name/phone number/fax number/email and I will forward your response to my connection. Any comments that are of a general nature will be deleted and not forwarded. The name and email of the airline owner is: Name: Ali Wehbe Company: Swift Jet Email:
  • Rescuers call off attempts to save man who fell 190ft into abandoned mine shaft

    03/05/2011 10:50:17 AM PST · by rellimpank · 68 replies
    Daily Mail--UK via Drudge ^ | 05 mar 2011 | Wil Longbottom
    Rescuers have called off attempts to save a man who fell into an abandoned mine shaft, despite video footage showing he was still breathing. The 28-year-old man fell 190ft into part of Murphy's Mine Complex in Jersey Valley, Nevada, on Wednesday. But the shaft was so unstable that parts of the walls were crumbling and rocks were hitting rescuers on the head, forcing teams to postpone the operation.
  • Dolphins save Doberman Pinscher stranded on sandbar

    03/02/2011 1:31:37 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 174 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 3/2/2011 | Newscore
    A Pennsylvania woman on vacation in Florida took a tip from two dolphins to save a lost Doberman Pinscher that got stranded on a sandbar. When Audrey D'Alessandro and her husband, Sam, walked out of their home on Marco Island, near Naples, Fla., to go fishing, "we saw these two dolphins, and they were splashing and making this big commotion" in a canal behind their vacation home, she said. Although it is not uncommon to see dolphins swimming through the canal on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, Audrey D'Alessandro said that this time, "they were just there, in...
  • U.S. Military Prepared to Rescue Americans On Yacht Hijacked By Somali Pirates

    02/19/2011 2:03:36 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 69 replies
    KTLA ^ | Feb. 19, 2011 | Staff
    NAIROBI (KTLA) -- U.S. military officials say they're prepared to rescue four Americans who are reportedly aboard a yacht that was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. On Friday, a distress signal was sent by the boat from the middle of the Indian Ocean, according to the French news agency AFP. The hijacking was first reported by Ecoterra International, which monitors regional maritime activity. Ecoterra said the S/V Quest was seized 240 nautical miles (275 miles) off the coast of Oman. Two of the four U.S. citizens being held captive aboard the S/V Quest have been identified as...
  • Rescuers save dog stuck for days on frozen reservoir.

    01/20/2011 3:29:17 PM PST · by Mears · 15 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 01-20-11 | Neal J Riley
    A frightened dog stuck on a frozen Cambridge reservoir was rescued yesterday after spending several days on the ice evading attempts to bring her ashore.
  • Teen gives life to save brother (Australia floods)

    01/12/2011 9:47:36 AM PST · by marthemaria · 1 replies
    TOOWOOMBA boy Jordan Rice, 13, has been remembered as a hero after he let his younger brother be rescued first, seconds before he and his mother Donna were swept to their deaths in the CBD. The death toll from the devastating floods which swept through Toowoomba and the region on Monday afternoon has risen to 10, with grave fears held for another 18. Murphys Creek couple Steve and Sandra Matthews were killed when they were washed from their home. Donna Rice's partner of 28 years, John Tyson, yesterday told The Chronicle how his beloved partner and their son perished. Ms...
  • Shelter with 'doomed' dogs helped lead pet food drive in 2009

    01/01/2011 9:36:40 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 16 replies
    Daily Herald (Illinois) ^ | 12/31/2010 | Bob Susnjara ..
    Just over a year ago, Kathy Drelicharz helped Muddy Paws Dog Rescue in a drive with other shelters to restock pantries with pet food and supplies to help struggling families overwhelmed by the poor economy. Now, the same purported Deer Park no-kill shelter for which she said she collected about 2,000 pounds of donated dog food is being described by a Lake County prosecutor as a former death camp for canines. Lake County prosecutors said the bodies of 20 dogs, three birds and an opossum were recovered during a five-hour operation Thursday at Muddy Paws off Rand Road. Authorities said...
  • Good Samaritans Face Fine After Rescuing Deer From Icy Water

    12/17/2010 5:43:57 PM PST · by edcoil · 42 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 12-18-2010 | edcoil
    hey fought to save a life, and now they say they’ll fight the fine. It all revolves around the rescue of a deer trapped in icy water Thursday night.
  • At least 27 bodies recovered and 42 survivors confirmed in Christmas Island boat tragedy

    12/15/2010 1:18:00 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 3+ views ^ | 15th December 2010
    RECOVERY efforts are continuing as authorities confirm 27 bodies have been recovered after a boat crash at Christmas Island. In a statement this evening the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service confirmed at least 27 people are dead. "As at 6pm (AEDT), 41 persons have been recovered from the water, and another person made it to the shore," the statement said. "Tragically, initial reports are that 27 bodies have also been recovered at this stage. "The rescue is being conducted in extremely difficult and dangerous conditions.
  • Shepherd pup has until Monday to be saved

    11/14/2010 6:34:21 AM PST · by South40 · 190 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/13/2010 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE
    LAKE FOREST An eight-month-old German shepherd named Roxy has until Monday to be saved. Coastal German Shepherd Rescue has until then to raise about $6,000 for needed surgery. ((snip)) "We need to raise the money for the two surgeries and we need to find a foster home who will take her while she recovers," Norton said. "She's a sweet-tempered puppy who loves dogs and people." ((snip)) To help or for more information: 714-528-4730 or 23600 El Toro Road # D276 Lake Forest, CA 92630 and
  • AMERICAN Companies Rescue Trapped Chilean Miners

    10/13/2010 7:06:25 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 40 replies · 4+ views
    AR51 ^ | 11-13-10
    Far be it for an American President to publicly congratulate (let alone even mention) AMERICAN ingenuity and AMERICAN PRIVATE ENTERPRISE for the miracle rescue of the Chilean Miners. Schramm Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania built the drills and equipment used to reach the trapped miners. Center Rock Company, also from Pennsylvania, built the drill bits used to reach the miners. UPS, the US shipping company, delivered the 13-ton drilling equipment from Pennsylvania to Chile in less than 48 hours. Crews from Layne Christensen Company of Wichita Kansas and its subsidiary Geotec Boyles Bros. worked the drills and machinery to locate...
  • Between a rock and a hard place: Husband emerges to face warring women who had to be pulled apart

    10/13/2010 5:24:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-14-10 | Matheus Sanchez
    Complete title: Between a rock and a hard place: Husband emerges to face warring women who had to be pulled apart ### Probably the bravest of all the 33 trapped miners was the one who asked for both his wife and his mistress to greet him on reaching the surface. Yonni Barrios initially became known as the group’s ‘doctor’. He used knowledge gained from looking after his diabetic mother to work with medical teams on the surface to diagnose and help the men trapped with him. But very soon the 50-year-old miner became even better known for something rather less...
  • Miracle Rescue In Chile Thanks To American Exceptionalism

    10/13/2010 8:40:56 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies · 2+ views ^ | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    God smiled on the dramatic Chilean rescue mission of the miners trapped in the San Jose mine last night, and because of UStream, the World smiled too. With millions watching on live feed broadcast direct from the site, the first of 33 miners were brought up into the light to see the unforgettable sight of the jubilant smiles and tears of joy of their own family members.
  • Miners as Metaphor: Hope Rescued from the Mine in Chile, World Invited to Begin Again

    10/13/2010 6:42:48 AM PDT · by tcg · 13 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/13/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Like the rest of the world I awakened with the plight of 33 miners in Chile immediately coming to my mind. I had drifted off to sleep last night praying for the success of the rescue mission which had already begun. Throughout the evening, as time zones allowed, people of every nation watched, almost as sentries. Then, with the fresh light of dawn, I awakened to the colorful collage of safety jacket orange and celebrative flags illuminated by the sundrenched backdrop of the Chilean desert. Hope sprung forth from that dark mine and lit up the whole world. The entire...
  • First Chile miner reaches surface

    10/12/2010 8:31:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | Octrober 12, 2010 | Staff
    LIVE STREAMING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS: After 69 days, Florencio Avalos becomes the first miner to emerge from the San Jose mine.
  • The first Chilean miner has been brought up thru the rescue shaft! (BREAKING NEWS!)

    10/12/2010 8:28:16 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 45 replies
    10/12/10 | MplsSteve
    I was just watching my local news here inn Minneapolis-St Paul. They broke in to show live footage of the first Chilean miner being brought to the surface. This is good news! 32 more miners to bring to the surface. Fingers crossed, everyone!
  • Chilean Miners Rescue: Live Coverage

    10/12/2010 3:22:27 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 1,504 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 12, 2010 | Staff
    Trapped Chilean Miners Rescue Beginning. Live Coverage
  • Chilean president arrives at mine ahead of rescue

    Chile's President Sebastian Pinera and the country's first lady have arrived at a remote mine hours ahead of an attempt to rescue the first of 33 miners trapped hundreds of metres below the surface. The president and his wife, Cecilia Morel, have been meeting families of the trapped miners, many of whom have held vigil at nearby "Camp Hope" since their loved ones were trapped by a collapse at the mine more than nine weeks ago. More than 600 metres underground, the 33 Chilean miners are preparing for the ride of their lives as rescuers prepare to bring them to...
  • Chilian miners rescue preparations streaming video

    10/12/2010 1:26:33 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Oct 12 2010 | Video
    Live coverage with continuous streaming video of Chilean miners preparation for the rescue. Click here
  • Trapped Chilean Miners Argue Over Who's Out Last

    10/10/2010 1:06:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 58 replies
    Yahoo News Via AP ^ | Octgober 10, 2010 | FRANK BAJAK and MICHAEL WARREN
    After more than two months trapped deep in a Chilean mine, 33 miners were so giddy with confidence, officials said Sunday, they were arguing over who would be the last to take a twisting 20-minute ride to daylight and the embrace of those they love. Officials have drawn up a tentative list of the order in which the 33 miners should be rescued, and Health Minister Jaime Manalich said the otherwise cooperative miners were squabbling about it — so sure of the exit plan that they are asking to let their comrades be first to reach the surface, probably on...
  • Chile mine rescue enters new phase

    10/10/2010 3:58:14 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 23 replies
    IANS ^ | 10/10/10 | IANS
    Copiapo (Chile), Oct 10 (DPA) The rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners entered a precarious new phase Sunday, after a powerful drill broke through to an underground chamber where the men will board the escape capsule. The evacuation of the miners is likely to start Wednesday, according to the country's mining minister Laurence Golborne. Golborne cautioned against early jubilation, warning: 'We still haven't saved anyone yet.' The 33 miners have endured the longest known underground entrapment ever - more than two months - all the while connected to the world through audio and visual links. Now they have to...
  • Drunken Wisconsin man needs rescue after chasing goose

    10/09/2010 4:17:35 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-9-10 | ap
    WAUSAU, Wis. — Wausau authorities have rescued and arrested a drunken man who plunged into the Wisconsin River while chasing a one-legged goose. The 40-year-old Wausau man told officers he wanted to catch the bird and roast it. He says he took off his shirt and shoes Thursday afternoon and jumped into the frigid water. Authorities say he was overcome by the cold water and had to be rescued by firefighters. Police say the man had been drinking heavily before the stunt. The man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for bail jumping.
  • Kidnapped Aid Worker Killed in Rescue Attempt

    10/09/2010 3:10:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 73 replies
    AOL News ^ | 9/10/10 | Lauren Frayer
    (Oct. 9) -- A British aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan last month was killed by her Taliban captors during a NATO commando raid to rescue her. Linda Norgrove, 36, had spent years working for charities and development projects in Afghanistan, and was on an American project in eastern Kunar province when her convoy was ambushed on Sept. 26. Police fought a gunbattle with the kidnappers before they escaped with Norgrove and three of her Afghan colleagues. The Afghan men were later released unharmed, but Norgrove was held hostage for nearly two weeks before NATO forces decided to try to rescue...
  • Schwarzenegger calls good Samaritan 'true action hero' (saved little girl)

    10/07/2010 6:23:48 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | October 6, 2010
    Accolades for the good Samaritan who rescued an abducted girl continued to roll in Thursday as California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called Victor Perez a "true action hero." The city of Fresno proclaimed the day "Victor Perez Day" and sponsored the visit from Schwarzenegger, who said the abduction of the girl, 8, "had a great and heroic end." Early Tuesday, Perez, 29, chased after a vehicle carrying the girl, who had been sexually assaulted hours earlier. "Thank you for stepping in and never even thinking twice," Mayor Ashley Swearengin told Perez, a father of two boys. Perez has been on a...
  • Look Ma! We fished out a MiG pilot

    09/25/2010 4:31:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | 09/24/2010 | NARESH JANA
    Look Ma! We fished out a MiG pilot NARESH JANA Kanaidangar, Sept. 24: To brothers Subhas and Ashok Pandit, it had at first looked like a man at the end of a giant balloon, slowly dropping off the morning sky. The two middle-aged farmers had earlier heard the roar of a jet aircraft as they breakfasted on puffed rice at their home by the Keleghai river in this East Midnapore hamlet, about 150km from Calcutta. It took a moment for them to realise what had happened. “Some women who were washing utensils at a nearby pond cried out that a...
  • Chilean hospital prepares for the arrival of 33 trapped miners

    09/23/2010 1:19:23 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 23, 2010 | Karl Penhaul
    Military choppers are on standby to swoop into the heliport. Motorcycle police are on alert to escort a fleet of ambulances. And a throng of electric beds with crisp white sheets stand vacant and ready. This is part of the contingency plan to rush 33 trapped miners from the spot where many hope they will be pulled out of the earth to a hospital in Copiapo, the nearest town to the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine. "We've been ready since Day One of this disaster," said Hernan Rojas, director of Copiapo Regional Hospital. "We expected injured miners to...
  • Near-drowning: Teen thanks Laconia rescuers

    09/17/2010 1:26:28 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 8 replies
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | September 16, 2010 | Paula Tracy
    LACONIA – A Manchester teen who nearly drowned in the Winnipesaukee River this summer returned yesterday to thank a Laconia police officer and other first responders for diving in and pulling her lifeless body from the murky bottom. It was a joyful reunion for Rama Kanu, 19, of 75 O'Malley St., who came with family to thank her heroes in person. "Thank you," the petite teenager said softly as she hugged Sgt. Al Lessard and two other officers. "You are a hero," said her tearful mother, Zainab Kanu, who brought flowers to the police station. They offered thanks to Sgt....
  • Officer rescues man from sinking car

    09/13/2010 10:49:04 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 12 replies
    FOX10 TV ^ | September 13, 2010 | John Rogers
    MOSS POINT, Mississippi (WALA) - A Moss Point police officer is being hailed as a hero after saving a Theodore man in a sinking car. Luck never falls on a schedule, but sometimes it falls upon the right person at just the right time. On Thursday, Corporal Frederick Gaston was watching a football game at work, when he left to pick up some burgers. While driving down the interstate, he heard a call about an accident on I-10. "I figured since I was a lot closer to the accident site, I would respond to it," Gaston said. When the officer...