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  • Two men fall off cliff near San Diego while playing Pokémon Go

    07/14/2016 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 85 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | July 14, 2016
    Two men fall off cliff near San Diego while playing Pokémon Go ENCINITAS, Calif. — Two men apparently fell from a cliff above a beach near San Diego on Wednesday while they were playing Pokémon Go, according to KSWB. The men were playing the game in Encinitas when they fell more than 75 feet to the beach below. According to officers, the men got distracted while trying to catch Pokémon. Crews at the scene used a rope to rescue one of the men. Neither man was seriously injured. It was released on July 7 and has been downloaded over 10...
  • TODDLER BEATING ENDS WHEN BAT-WIELDING MAN INTERVENES

    07/03/2016 9:49:27 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 87 replies
    ABC NY ^ | Friday, July 01, 201
    VANCOUVER, Washington -- A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and fighting for her life after deputies say her own father nearly beat her to death. But one man is being credited with giving her the chance to survive. Don Gilbert is still in shock after he intervened when the girl's father, 32-year-old Kyle Holder, started attacking his daughter at a motel in Vancouver, Washington, authorities say. Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping when suddenly, Holder grabbed the girl and threw her out the window onto the concrete. Law...
  • Neighbours hail farmer as hero after he uses turban to pull drowning woman to safety

    06/29/2016 1:49:15 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 27 replies
    infonews.ca ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ashley Legassic
    KAMLOOPS - Nicole Mulcahy and Betty Timuss were having dinner in their home along Heffley Creek Saturday evening when they heard what sounded like two animals fighting. The first time they heard it, they didn't think much of it. But then they heard it again. This time it was clearl. A girl yelling "I can't swim! Help!" Timuss got her binoculars out and spotted the girl floating in the North Thompson River, only her head visible. Mulcahy ran across her back yard onto the dirt road in front of their home, where she saw her neighbours Avtar and Paul Hothi....
  • 200 Stranded Marines get ride from Donald Trump

    06/23/2016 2:24:56 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    Livleak ^ | 6/23/16 | Liveleak
    This happened after Gulf War I. Story reported back in May of this year but I could not find it posted here at FR.When Corporal Ryan Stickney and 200 of his fellow Marines prepared to return to their families after Operation Desert Storm in 1991, a logistics error forced them to turn to a surprising source for a ride home: Donald J. Trump. Today, Stickney would like to say "thank you." Stickney (left), was a squad leader in a TOW company of a Marine reserve unit based in Miami, FL and spent approximately six months in Saudi Arabia during the...
  • Man Rescues Family Trapped Inside a Car, Is Then Sent a Bill

    06/22/2016 6:39:09 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | June 22, 2016 | Heather Finn
    When Derrick DeAnda pulled up to a rollover car crash in Elk Grove, California, his first instinct was to do whatever he could to help. What he didn't expect, though, was to be billed $143 for his actions at scene of the crash. *snip* Weeks later, he received a bill from Cosumnes Community Services District first responders in the mail.
  • A rare, risky mission is underway to rescue sick scientists from the South Pole

    06/18/2016 11:38:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Two small bush planes are flying to the South Pole this week to evacuate workers at the Amundsen-Scott research station — a feat rarely attempted during the middle of the Antarctic winter. Kelly Falkner, the director of polar programs for the National Science Foundation (which runs the South Pole station), said that at least one seasonal employee for contractor Lockheed Martin requires medical treatment not available at the station and needs to be flown out. A second worker may also be rescued. Falkner couldn't provide further details about the medical motivation behind the rescues for privacy reasons. "We try to...
  • Mother saves son from mauling by mountain lion in Colorado

    06/18/2016 7:28:12 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    yahoo ^ | 18 June 2016 | Brendan O'Brien
    The woman "was able to physically remove her son from the mountain lion" and the boy's father called 911 as he drove his son to hospital, the sheriff added. A hospital spokeswoman said the child sustained injuries to his face, head and neck and was in fair condition. His mother was treated for injuries to her hands and legs and released.
  • Woman Found in Canyon After Hours-Long Search

    06/10/2016 2:45:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jaspreet Kaur and Dave Summers
    A woman who was reported missing from her home Wednesday morning was found 24 hours later in a canyon, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). Police say Jan Mattei, 73, walked away from her home on Caminito Estrellado around 10 a.m. while her caregiver was vacuuming upstairs. Mattei suffers from dementia and has a history of wandering away from the caregiver. She has done this five times before. Searchers told NBC 7, Mattei has hidden from them in the past but this is the first time she was missing for so long. SDPD set up a command post...
  • San Antonio [TX] man who died saving teens from Medina River dam was a decorated Marine Corps vet

    06/10/2016 10:15:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | June 9, 2016 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio Marine Corps veteran spending Wednesday afternoon with his family on the Medina River made the heroic, fateful decision to sacrifice his own life while rescuing two teens caught in the undertow, according to authorities. Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello was visiting Bandera City Park when an unidentified teen girl tried crossing the dam, a violation of city ordinance, the Bandera Marshal's Office said in a statement. A male teenager followed her in an attempt to save her, but was also swept away, prompting Buentello to jump into action."(He) went into the water and managed to save both of...
  • Mexican soccer Star Alan Pulido Rescued Several Hours After Abduction

    05/30/2016 11:29:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    l ^ | Patrick J. McDonnell
    ar Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido has been rescued after being kidnapped in the crime-ridden northern border state of Tamaulipas, Mexican authorities said Monday. The rescue took place after midnight on Monday, according to press accounts quoting officials in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, where the player had been abducted about 24 hours earlier. Pulido was not believed to have suffered any major injury but was undergoing a medical evaluation. In a brief appearance before the press, he wore a multicolored tank top and had a bandage on his right hand. “I’m well, thank God,” Pulido said in comments to...
  • Official: 19 People Trapped By Rising Water in Kentucky Cave

    05/26/2016 3:04:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | wowk
    HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say rising water from heavy rains has trapped 19 people in a Kentucky cave. Horse Cave Fire Chief Donnie Parker says Thursday that two tour groups are trapped in Hidden River Cave in south-central Kentucky. Parker says two local police officers who tried to rescue the tourists are among those still inside. He says the tour groups have been in the cave for several hours.
  • Two US Navy F-18s crash in the Atlantic off North Carolina’s Outer Banks

    05/26/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 10 replies
    Two of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets have crashed off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday, the US Coast Guard confirmed. Their crews have been recovered and taken to a hospital.
  • Police Rescue Hikers Cornered by Coyote

    05/23/2016 11:57:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/22/16
    Police rescued two people Sunday morning after a coyote cornered the pair as they were hiking in a Burlingame park with their dogs. At 9:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a coyote threatening hikers and their dogs at Mills Canyon Park, located on Adeline Drive, according to police. The hikers were walking on trails inside the park when they stumbled on the coyote. At one point, the hikers became cornered by the coyote, which seemed to be interested in the dogs. Officers arrived at the scene and were able to scare off the coyote. The officers then safely...
  • Tennessee girl allegedly abducted by uncle found safe by 2 'heroes,' official says

    05/12/2016 4:19:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12,2016
    "Carlie is safe tonight because of an entire community pulling together with law enforcement to bring her home," Mark Gwyn, Director of the TBI, told reporters at a press conference Thursday evening. Gwyn said there are no indications that Carlie was harmed, but she is being taken to a hospital as a precaution to be examined. Gwyn said her safe return came after two men, Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter, were checking property as the TBI had asked people to do, when they found Carlie and her uncle on a trail only accessible by four-wheeler vehicles. Carpenter, a Baptist minister,...
  • Woman lost 9 days in Arizona forest wrote ‘help’ in sticks

    04/12/2016 6:36:26 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 12 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks, authorities said Tuesday. The sign helped lead rescuers to Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona earlier this month, the state Department of Public Safety said. Rodgers declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press. She went missing March 31 as she headed to visit her grandkids in Phoenix. Rodgers got lost and her hybrid vehicle ran out of gas and electric power, authorities say....
  • WATCH: Firefighters Rescue Cats Trapped by High Flood Waters

    03/16/2016 7:51:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    SNIP And that hell became reality for two California felines on Tuesday, when high flood waters left them stranded in trees half-submerged in the Sacramento River. The Front Street Animal Shelter created a ramp that would lead the cats to safety, but they refused to cross. SNIP
  • 2 Virginia firefighters suspended for transporting girl to hospital in fire engine

    03/06/2016 1:42:20 PM PST · by NYFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 06, 2016 | Fox News
    Two Virginia volunteer firefighters were suspended for transporting an 18-month-old girl to the hospital in a fire engine last Saturday, ultimately saving her life.
  • Coal mine explosion in Russia kills 5 rescuers, no survivors among 26 miners trapped underground

    02/28/2016 11:46:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    .rt.com ^ | 28 Feb, 2016 16:20
    A new explosion has rocked a coalmine in Vorkuta, northern Russia, killing five rescuers and one miner. The blast occurred during efforts to rescue workers trapped underground after the first blast at the mine earlier this week. ... The Emergencies Ministry has officially confirmed that none of the 26 miners whom the rescuers were trying to save from the first blast had survived. That brings the total death toll from the two explosions to 36 people. The first blast happened on Thursday. Four people were killed immediately and the rescue operation for those trapped started. Coalmine rescuers were operating at...
  • Officers break the rules to save baby wounded in drive-by shooting

    02/14/2016 11:28:49 AM PST · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05 February 2016 | Bill Kirkos and Ryan Young
    On an early fall evening last September, Chicago police officers John Conneely and Mike Modzelewski heard the call of shots fired go out over their radio. Partners for about a year, they had responded to dozens of shootings together on the city's violence-plagued south side. However, the scene they would soon encounter was anything but ordinary. "It was very chaotic," Conneely said. "When we first arrived, there had to be about a hundred people out on the street, screaming, crying, people yelling," Conneely recently told CNN. "We had a person shot over here, we had a person shot over there,...
  • Rapper Who Sang About Killing Cops Has Life Saved — By Cops

    02/09/2016 3:33:37 PM PST · by bkopto · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Rapper DMX, who once rapped that he "hate[s] cops" and sang about murdering them, was revived by police officers in New York on Monday after falling unconscious due to a suspected drug overdose. According to TMZ, DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was found unconscious in a parking lot at a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, New York, Monday evening. The rapper reportedly had no pulse and was not breathing, and police immediately began administering CPR. The rapper reportedly began breathing again after about a minute of CPR. When a witness told police on scene that DMX had ingested an unidentified powder...
  • Cop: I couldn’t save shooting victim because NYPD helped me cheat on CPR test

    02/06/2016 1:46:26 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2016 | Emily Saul
    The partner of rookie cop Peter Liang told Brooklyn jurors Thursday that he himself was unqualified to resuscitate the man Liang accidently shot in a housing-project stairwell — because the Police Academy lets ­recruits cheat on their CPR- certification tests. So he did nothing to help the dying victim. “How much time [during training] did you spend on a mannequin?” the partner, Shaun Landau, was asked by Liang’s defense lawyer, ­Robert E. Brown. “Not sure,” Landau ad­mitted. “Less than two minutes?” the lawyer asked. “Yes,” Landau answered. Jurors learned Thursday that nothing could have saved unarmed Akai Gurley from the...
  • Benghazi Rescue Interrupted

    02/04/2016 12:28:38 PM PST · by ManHunter · 32 replies
    Full Measure News ^ | January 10, 2016 | Full Measure Team
    Lead in for the video at the link: Full Measure investigates new information about what may be the most confounding mystery surrounding the Benghazi controversy: Why no outside US military help came to the rescue as terrorists battered two compounds and the Americans inside over nearly eight long hours.
  • 4th life raft recovered from crashed choppers - Day 5

    01/19/2016 12:14:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | HNN staff
    All four life rafts from the two choppers that collided off Oahu's North Shore have been recovered on Monday but with no sign of any survivors, according to an official with the U.S. Marines. In spite of this, rescuers on Tuesday will continue searching for the 12 Marines who were on board the two helicopters when they crashed late Thursday. This would be the fifth day of search-and-rescue operations.
  • Woman Lets Homeless Guy Spend The Night, Wakes To Alarming Scene

    01/19/2016 12:12:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    mad world news ^ | january 18, 2016 | amanda shea
    A Texas woman, wanting to give a homeless guy some reprieve from the cold and a warm place to rest, invited him in to stay the night in her spare bedroom. -snip The 66-year-old woman, whose name was not released, lives alone with her two granddaughters in Houston. With a spare bedroom and a big heart, she offered the space to Thomas Smith, who had no place else to go. Everyone in the house had turned in for the night, or so the woman thought, when she was woken up by what Smith was doing, just after 1:30 a.m. According...
  • Hermit Meets 21st Century After Being Flown To Siberian Hospital

    01/18/2016 11:46:38 AM PST · by Decombobulator · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/17/2016
    A 70-year-old hermit who has spent her entire life in the Siberian wilderness has been introduced to the 21st century after being airlifted to a hospital for leg pain. Agafya Lykova was born in the wilderness after her family fled civilization in 1936, The Guardian reported. On Wednesday she called for help using an emergency satellite phone and said she had pain in her leg, according to a release from the Kemerovo regional government. Lykova's remarkable story first surfaced in the late 1970s after geologists flying overhead discovered her remote family, the Siberian Times reported. When contacted, her family reportedly...
  • Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

    01/18/2016 12:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/16 | ap
    HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday she believes three life rafts have been recovered so far. Some were inflated, but it was unclear how they came to be inflated, she said. The search for the Marines entered its fourth day Monday. Mooers said at this point, it is still a search for survivors. Rescuers from various agencies have been...
  • (Albuquerque) Officer had key role in much-needed miracle (found kidnapped 3-year old little girl)

    01/09/2016 11:50:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 8, 2016 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    He turned me down. By the time I asked for an interview, Albuquerque police officer Chris Poccia had already been all over the media – in our newspaper, on TV news and talk radio locally and nationally and in every imaginable way on social media. The Albuquerque Police Department put him in the public eye almost from the moment he became the center of the city's best happy-ending story in weeks, maybe months, maybe longer than that. Poccia had been the one to find a little bundle of purple named Caraline Leon-Alcocar, a 3-year-old girl who for five hours Saturday...
  • Classic Video: Moran Tug Saves Pinned Tugboat (trunc)

    01/09/2016 1:56:25 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | Jan. 08//16 | Mike Schuler
    This video was filmed in 2012 after the tugboat Miss Stacy became pinned broadside against a construction barge at the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, N.H.. According to onlookers, the Miss Stacey was pinned for about 20 minutes before the larger tug Eugene Moran arrived and was able pull it to safety.
  • Passenger says Muslims protected Christians in Islamist attack on Kenyan bus

    12/22/2015 5:12:10 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2015 | Joseph Akwiri
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali Islamist militants sprayed a Kenyan bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to help identify Christians traveling with them. The attack took place in Mandera, in northeast Kenya. A year ago, al Shabaab gunmen stormed a Nairobi-bound bus in the same area and killed 28 non-Muslim passengers execution-style. Abdi Mohamud Abdi, a Muslim who was among the passengers in Monday’s incident, told Reuters that more than 10 al Shabaab militants boarded the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to split away...
  • Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

    12/21/2015 1:13:14 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 64 replies
    A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants "to kill them together or leave them alone", a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak on the Somali border. The Somali based al-Shabab group says it carried out the attack.
  • US Special Forces reportedly mounted a risky but successful hostage rescue operation in Iraq

    10/22/2015 8:06:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters via Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2015 | Reuters and Jeremy Bender
    One member of a US special operations team was killed during an operation to rescue hostages held by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, the first American killed in ground combat with the militant group, US officials said on Thursday. Hostages were successfully rescued during the operation, a US official told Reuters. CNN said about 70 Kurdish hostages were freed. A US official confirmed to Reuters that one American was killed. No further information was available on the mission, which local residents and a Kurdish military commander said was carried out in the Hawija area in northern Iraq. One member...
  • From playful puppy to bigger than a human in just eight months: Couple document their dog's extraord

    10/17/2015 8:48:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    Daily MailLife Buzz ^ | 14 October 201510-17-15 | By Andrea Magrath For Daily Mail AustraliaShelya Life Buzz Staff
    Alex Dennison and Ashley Lewis should have listened to people. The Australian couple adopted their German Shepherd, Nasra, when she was eight weeks old. The pair were frequently stopped on the street by strangers who complimented the beautiful canine while telling them that, based on the size of her paws and head, she was going to be a big girl. Dennison and Lewis usually laughed off the warnings. They did, however, create a growth chart by photographing Nasra every month. In the series, the first image starts with Lewis comfortably cradling Nasra to the latest image where the dog is...
  • 13-Year-Old Boy Scout Helps Save Dad After Hiking Accident

    08/30/2015 2:12:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Jessica Glazer
    A 13-year-old put his Boy Scout training to the test and helped rescue his father after he was hit by a refrigerator-sized boulder during a backpacking trip in Idaho last Monday. A week into what was supposed to be a 12-day trip at Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, a large boulder fell on David Finlayson, 52, knocking him down 20 or 30 feet, NBC affiliate KTVB reported. The elder Finlayson broke his left arm and leg. He also started to lose blood because of gash in his shin. “At first I was freaking out a little bit, but after...
  • 10-Year-Old Boy Missing in Utah Forest Found Alive

    08/24/2015 5:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8/24
    A 10-year-old boy who disappeared while hiking with family in eastern Utah has been found alive more than 24 hours after he got lost while looking for mushrooms near a remote mountain lake, the child's aunt said Monday. Police say that Malachi Bradley got lost near a remote mountain lake near the Wyoming border Sunday morning. His aunt Lehua Estrada-Brown said she got a text from her husband at the scene saying the boy was found Monday afternoon in good shape. "We are so relieved and happy," she said. Malachi Bradley survived in the remote, rugged area as temperatures dipped...
  • FDNY rescues 910-pound woman through apartment window

    08/22/2015 2:23:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | Kevin Fasick and Aaron Feis
    The woman, 70, was hoisted in a large yellow net by FDNY paramedics from her Fifth Avenue home and rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. “Firemen came down and measured the elevator door,” the building doorman said. “She would not have been able to get out of the door.”
  • Camera Drone Rescues a Stranded Drone, Interstellar-Style

    07/24/2015 1:44:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 07/23/15 | Michael Zhang
    Freelance camera operator Harrisen Howes lost a small camera drone two months ago after his roommate “drunkenly” crashed it onto a neighbors roof high overhead. After recently purchasing a larger, camera-equipped drone, Howes decided to try and rescue his old drone with his new one using some rope and hooks fashioned from coat hangers.
  • Teenager falls from 100ft cliff, survives, then is bitten by snake

    07/22/2015 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 22, 2015
    A teenager has survived after falling 100ft off a cliff then being bitten by a venomous snake at the bottom. Brock Leach, 14, tumbled over a cliff edge and bounced off outcroppings and rocks during his descent - before landing on a ledge. But as he tried to clamber to safety before the tide came in Brock suddenly felt a sharp pain in the hand he'd been using to help pull himself along. He was horrified to discover he had been bitten by an adder - the only native venomous snake in the UK. The fall was witnessed by his...
  • Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106

    07/03/2015 1:25:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Nicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for a half-century about his role in organizing the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, a righteous deed like those of Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, died on Wednesday in Maidenhead, England. He was 106. The Rotary Club of Maidenhead, of which Mr. Winton was a former president, announced his death on its website. He lived in Maidenhead, west of London. It was only after Mr. Winton’s wife found a scrapbook in the attic of their home in 1988 — a dusty record of...
  • Boy Heroes Save Baby, Toddler From Burning House

    06/17/2015 11:27:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2015
    Two grade school boys who rescued a toddler and a baby from a fire say they didn’t think twice about going into a burning home. Ten-year-old Isiah Francis and 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes say they were watching YouTube and playing video games Tuesday when they smelled smoke coming from the home of Jeremiah’s neighbors. Isiah said Wednesday that he ran next door first
  • USS Carl Vinson Crew Rescues Sailor Alone at Sea

    06/02/2015 7:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/2 | R. Stickney
    A 70-year-old man sailing alone across the Pacific Ocean was rescued by a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier returning home to San Diego. USS Carl Vinson rescued the man Sunday from his 35-foot sailboat, 400 nautical miles from Hawaii. Using a satellite phone, the man sent a text to his wife asking for help. That message was relayed through the U.S. Coast Guard, Pacific Fleet Command and the U.S. 3rd fleet. The sailor, who had spent a month on his boat, was airlifted by the crew of a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter including two search and rescue swimmers. Once the...
  • Three rescued eight days after Nepal quake as U.S. Marines arrive

    05/03/2015 5:34:26 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2015 | GOPAL SHARMA
    U.S. military aircraft and personnel were due to begin helping ferry relief supplies to stricken areas outside the capital, a U.S. Marines spokeswoman said, after arriving in Nepal on Sunday, a day later than expected.
  • Teen Pulls Couple from Wreckage in Loma Portal Hit-and-Run Crash

    04/27/2015 2:51:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 4/27 | Samantha Tatro and Omari Fleming
    “It hurt my heart because they were helpless," the teenager told NBC 7.A San Diego teenager was one of the first to jump in and help a couple trapped and in shock following in a hit-and-run crash in Loma Portal Saturday. “It hurt my heart because they were helpless and didn’t know what to do," said 18-year-old Nida Wongsri. Wongsri told NBC 7 she first spotted the couple's minivan near the intersection of Chatsworth Boulevard and Elliot Street Saturday night, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said. The minivan crashed on its side and the couple inside - described by police...
  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989 [Awwwww Alert]

    04/26/2015 6:20:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 4/26/15
    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster has been reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton recently met in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported (http://abc7ne.ws/1QwNdzt ). "I hoped that someday I would see him again," Buelna said. Buelna was on duty in November 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a trash bin. Buelna started shifting through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached. The child was just four hours old and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces. "He still...
  • hostage rescue attept ceremony Saturday at noon, Arlington

    04/23/2015 5:49:30 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies
    Hostage Rescue Attempt ^ | 04/23/15 | RaceBannon
    For those in the DC area, there is the annual ceremony for the rescue attempt fallen this Saturday at noon time in Arlington National Cemetery head to the tomb of the unknown soldier, it is right in front of the rotunda
  • Sailor lost at sea found after 66 days

    04/03/2015 7:54:37 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/3/15
    Louis Jordan, who's 37, apparently survived on raw fish and rainwater and was found 200 miles off the North Carolina coast. A passing German container ship spotted him sitting on the hull of his ship, which had overturned.
  • U.S. Rescues Two Saudi Fighter Pilots After Splashdown Near Yemen

    03/27/2015 4:58:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski
    The U.S. Air Force and Navy rescued two Saudi pilots Friday after they ejected from their F-15 fighter over the Gulf of Aden during combat operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Saudi jet apparently suffered some mechanical problem forcing the pilots to eject. A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk special operations helicopter and crew were dispatched from Djibouti to rescue the Saudi pilots.
  • Baby found alive in car 14 hours after crash in Utah river

    03/08/2015 6:25:21 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 14 replies
    SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A baby survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for about 14 hours before being found by a fisherman, officers said. The 18-month-old girl's condition was upgraded from critical to stable but critical condition at a Salt Lake City hospital, but her 25-year-old mother, Lynn Groesbeck of Springville, was found dead in the car, police said Sunday.
  • Utah officers heard mysterious voice that led them to infant

    03/09/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 9, 2015 | Joel Landau
    The Utah officers cannot explain it, but a mysterious voice that appeared to come from a wrecked car led them to the rescue of an unconscious 18-month-old baby that had been trapped for 14 hours.
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • Neighbor Heard Cries of Baby Who Starved After Mom Died

    03/07/2015 9:36:20 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/07/2015
    A neighbor says he heard the cries of a 9-month-old boy who authorities believe later starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose inside their Pittsburgh-area apartment. William Gonzalez tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( http://bit.ly/1BdYU7k ) he heard the cries of little Casey Kessler when he went in and out of the apartment building in Millvale but didn't think much of it at the time. Gonzalez says he feels horrible.