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  • Starbucks Customer Fighting Off Masked Robber With Chair Caught On Tape

    07/24/2017 6:50:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Incredible new video out of Fresno was shot when a masked robber used a fake gun and a knife to threaten a Starbucks clerk. It happened on Thursday. Fifty-eight-year-old customer Cregg Jerri grabbed a chair, walked up behind the robber and smashed it over his head. The two started fighting, according to investigators. Jerri was stabbed in the neck during the struggle but managed to wrestle away the knife and stab the robber several times. “It was incredibly heroic and the way most people would think that they would respond but may not have the courage to respond,” said Chief...
  • Rescue Airmen save two German citizens stranded at sea

    07/19/2017 8:08:16 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 16 replies
    Air Force Link ^ | 7/10/2017 | 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs
    PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- In a concerted effort from July 7, and into the early hours of July 8, 2017, approximately 80 Airmen and four aircraft assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing successfully rescued two German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida. At the request of the Coast Guard's Seventh District in Miami, the 920th RQW was alerted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, to assist in the long-range search and rescue. “The rescue was a culmination of skill and teamwork...
  • Dog swims through Long Island Sound to rescue baby deer

    07/17/2017 3:17:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2017 | Fox News
    A dog in Long Island, New York jumped into the Long Island Sound, the body of water between Connecticut and Long Island, to rescue a young deer stuck in the water. “Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore,” the dog’s owner, Mark Freeley, told CBS New York.
  • Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

    07/12/2017 11:24:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Chaminda Walakuluge said the navy mounted the 12-hour rescue after spotting the elephant struggling to stay afloat around eight kilometres (five miles) off the island's northeast coast. Divers aided by wildlife officials approached the distressed animal and tied ropes to it before towing it gently to shallow waters near the coast, where it was released late on Tuesday. Walakuluge said the animal had likely got swept into the sea while crossing the Kokkilai lagoon, a large stretch of water that lies between two areas of jungle. "They usually wade through shallow waters or even swim across to take a short...
  • Florida beachgoers form human chain to rescue family swept away by riptide

    07/11/2017 2:09:05 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    mlive. ^ | July 11, 2017
    When Jessica and Derek Simmons first saw the beachgoers pausing to stare toward the water, the young couple just assumed someone had spotted a shark. It was the evening of July 8, after all, peak summer season in Panama City Beach for overheated Florida tourists to cross paths with curious marine life. Then they noticed flashing lights by the boardwalk, a police truck on the sand and nearly a dozen bobbing heads about 100 yards beyond the beach, crying desperately for help. Six members of a single family - four adults and two young boys - and four other swimmers...
  • Charlie Gard Family Friend Joins Nigel Farage to Beg Trump: 'Please Save this Baby'

    07/06/2017 7:16:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 6,2017 | Debra Heine
    A family friend of little Charlie Gard joined Nigel Farage on his LBC radio show Thursday in a final attempt to save the terminally ill 10-month-old baby. As the state-approved "doomsday clock" moved closer to midnight for Charlie, Maria Tatalovic pleaded for President Trump to intervene and keep the baby alive. “President Trump, I never thought I would actually direct a message to you but please save this baby,” Maria said. “We just need him to be released, transferred and receive treatment which will be paid for. We’re not asking for anyone to treat [Charlie] who doesn’t want to." “It’s...
  • WATCH: Charlie Gard Family Friend Sends Urgent Message to Trump: ‘Please Save This Baby’

    07/06/2017 5:12:04 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Maria Tatalovic sent an urgent message to U.S. President Donald Trump to talk with British doctors and lawmakers on behalf of baby Charlie Gard whose family wants to seek treatment for his condition in the United States. Ms Tatalovic appeared on former UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s LBC radio programme pleading with the American president to help intervene in the case of baby Charlie Gard who will have his life support removed Friday. “President Trump, I never thought I would actually direct a message to you, but please save this baby,” she said. “We just need him to be released, transferred...
  • AMAZING RESCUE: Ex-US Soldier Says 'God Opened a Way'

    06/21/2017 5:12:10 AM PDT · by FBRhawk · 6 replies
    CBN News ^ | 06-09-2017 | George Thomas
    Dave Eubank says he knew the odds were against him. "ISIS fire was intense as we approached the huddled group of three survivors," Eubank recalled. On June 1st, Eubank, an ex-US Army Special Forces soldier, who runs a Christian humanitarian organization called Free Burma Rangers, got a call from an Iraqi unit that was fighting ISIS on the frontlines west of Mosul, Iraq. "They said civilians coming, a lot (of them) shot," Eubank told CNN. He and members of the Free Burma Rangers are in Iraq helping civilians flee from ISIS-held areas. The team jumped into action after they got...
  • ex Special Forces rescue girl from ISIS snipers

    06/20/2017 8:31:30 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 17, 2017 | Nabih Bulos:
    David Eubank rescues girl clinging to dead mother
  • Man dives into moving car to save epileptic driver

    06/19/2017 1:55:37 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 28 replies
    The Extract ^ | 6.5.17 | Editor
    An Illinois man risked his life to assist a driver suffering from a seizure. Before the motorist could injure himself or others, Randy Tompkins jumped into the man’s vehicle — and it was all caught on a police cruiser’s dash-mounted camera.
  • Heroic Police Officer Saves Little Boy From Drowning; Where’s the Media Coverage?

    05/05/2017 5:37:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    A body camera belonging to a police officer showed him diving into a pond to rescue a four year old child with autism from drowning. This event transpired a little over 24 hours ago in Topeka, Kansas. The policeman is Aaron Bulmer, who happened to be patrolling around the Central Park Community Center. He then noticed the young boy venturing a little too closely to the pond. Officer Bulmer was walking towards the child when the four-year-old fell into the pond. Bulmer’s body camera then records him fearlessly leaping into the water to rescue the boy. In a world where...
  • ...Incredible moment heroes rescue a dying BABY and a toddler from a truck that flipped into a...

    05/01/2017 10:41:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 1, 2017 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    <p>This is the dramatic moment a father and his two young children were rescued from their overturned truck as rapidly rising floodwaters surrounded the vehicle.</p> <p>Phillip Ocheltree, 25, of Wills Point, Texas, was driving home with his two kids in the backseat after tornadoes ripped the state on Saturday, when he says his truck 'hydroplaned off the highway.'</p>
  • Aya Hijazi: Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says. "I just asked".

    04/21/2017 1:41:27 PM PDT · by johnk · 33 replies
    KMOV ^ | Updated: Apr 21, 2017 4:30 PM EDT | By JULIE PACE
    <p>Aya Hijazi, 30, and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, returned to the Washington area Thursday. She met Friday with Trump in the Oval Office.</p> <p>Trump had hosted Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House at the beginning of this month. The two leaders discussed the case at the time.</p>
  • Freed Egyptian American Prisoner Returns Home Following Trump Intervention

    04/20/2017 8:40:18 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 20, 2017
    An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release. President Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Trump dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family to Washington. Hijazi, who...
  • Prisoners' family: Trump 'personally' engaged Egypt to save aid workers

    04/20/2017 8:37:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    An American woman and her Egyptian husband who had been imprisoned by the Egyptian government for three years arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland late Thursday and will visit President Trump at the White House on Friday. Aya Hijazi and Mohamed Hassanein were among the group of six aid workers who were locked up in 2014 over allegations of child abuse and trafficking charges. After years of failed negotiations by the Obama administration, a family member of the couple credited Trump with "personally" stepping in to free him and his wife, as well as the four others....
  • 4 Year Old Uses Mom's Thumb To Unlock Her Phone And Call For Help

    03/22/2017 10:55:01 AM PDT · by bogusname · 14 replies
    A 4 year old boy, Roman, in Croydon, south London used his mom's thumb to call for help. He can be heard saying: 'Hello I'm Roman.' The call handler asks for his address - which he provides - and then asks him to go to his mother. He says: 'She's not waking up.' The woman on the phone then says to shake 'mummy' to wake her up, but Roman replies 'it's not working.' Paramedics were able to give life-saving first aid to the woman and she was taken to hospital after regaining consciousness at the home. She has since been...
  • Syrian Democratic Forces expel ISIS from four villages east Raqqa, rescue dozens of civilians

    02/19/2017 3:57:50 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    ARA News ^ | February 20, 2017 | Ahmed Shiwesh
    Raqqa – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday seized more ground in eastern Raqqa, pushing Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants out of four more villages. The Kurdish-led SDF troops captured the villages of Fatatish, Bir, Shamari and Shwehan in the eastern countryside of Raqqa Governorate in northeastern Syria, after clashes with ISIS militants. “At least 20 ISIS terrorists were killed in the clashes on Sunday, before the group was forced to withdraw from these villages,” SDF officer Habun Osman told ARA News.The progress comes as part of the SDF-led Third Phase of the Euphrates Wrath Operation for Raqqa.The SDF has also rescued dozens...
  • Police dog Freya finds lost child in woods near Lacombe

    02/15/2017 3:28:41 PM PST · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/15/17 | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    While the German shepherd Rumor was being crowned the top dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York Tuesday night (Feb. 14), police dog Freya was winning accolades of her own on the North Shore. The Bavarian mountain hound, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office canine that specializes in finding lost children, located a missing 14-year-old autistic child in the woods near Lacombe. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residence after the child went missing. The deputies canvassed the area but could not find the child, the Sheriff's Office said. Freya and her handler, deputy Ron Olivier,...
  • Report: People Trapped On Knott’s Berry Farm Ride

    12/30/2016 5:57:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    cbsla ^ | December 30, 2016 5:19 PM
    he Orange County Fire Authority told CBS2 riders got trapped when the Sky Cabin stalled about 130 feet in the air just before 5 p.m. Emergency crews were responding to the park to conduct a technical rescue. “What we’re gonna do right now is formulate a plan on exactly how to bring them down,” Capt. Larry Kurtz told CBS2. The OCFA had four technical rescue trucks on scene. The ride is enclosed and the guests all appeared to be safe, Kurtz said.
  • Cops Say Uber Driver Saved Passenger, 16, from Sex Trafficking: ‘I Knew What Was Happening’

    12/30/2016 6:13:22 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | skhelling
    It started out like any other Uber transaction. Keith Avila, a photographer who also drives for the ridesharing company, picked up two women and a girl at a home in Sacramento, California. As they got into the car, Avila noticed the girl looked young. *snip* “I was 100 percent sure I knew what was happening,” Avila tells PEOPLE. “It wasn’t 99.999 percent. It was 100 percent. And I knew I had to do something, but I didn’t know exactly how I was going to do it. I wondered if I should take pictures with my phone.”