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  • U.S. Navy Rescues Fisherman Adrift for Eight Days in South Pacific

    02/24/2018 7:28:51 AM PST · by Oatka · 26 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Feb. 22, 2018 | gCaptain Staff
    (Photos at site) The U.S. Navy on Tuesday assisted in the rescue three fishermen who spent eight days adrift aboard their 19-foot skiff in the South Pacific. The fishermen were first reported missing on February 12 after they failed to return from a fishing trip near Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia. According to the report, the boat carried food and water, but no safety equipment or radios. Assets from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam searched for the vessel for several days before requesting assistance from the U.S. Navy, which tasked crewmembers assigned to the “Fighting Tigers” of...
  • Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay (truncated)

    02/22/2018 10:21:54 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 19 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/20/18 | Scott Daugherty
    Title: Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison. With his boat dead in the water, Justin Stahmer took to his radio in 2016 to broadcast a distress signal. But he didn’t say he was drunk and out of gas in the Chesapeake Bay. He didn’t say much of anything. Just “man overboard,” according to court documents. In response, the Coast Guard sent a 45-foot rescue boat, an 87-foot cutter and a Sikorsky HH-60 helicopter into the dark of night to search for an endangered boater who never...
  • Four-Year-Old Girl Seen Wandering Barefoot In Snow, Mother Found Dead

    01/01/2018 8:27:34 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 35 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 1 January 2018 | Ginny Reed
    Ogden, UT - A four-year-old girl was found wandering barefoot in the snow at a playground by a good Samaritan, who took her to safety. The incident occurred on Wednesday about 5:30 p.m., Dec. 27, according to KTVX. Good Samaritan Marcus King was walking to the Marshall White Community Center on 28th Street to play basketball and heard the little girl calling to him from a playground that is attached to the community center. He said he didn't see anyone watching her. “She didn’t have any jacket, no shoes, no parental supervision...," according to King. "I saw her just...
  • Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

    12/29/2017 7:41:35 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Joe Marino
    Emmanuel Mensah, 28, had been home from Army duty for the holiday after finishing basic training in Georgia, said the dad. He was scheduled to head next to Virginia and from there to battlefields unknown.
  • Rescue of kidnapped toddler caught on video

    12/29/2017 3:14:17 PM PST · by packrat35 · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/29/2017 | HLN
    Dekalb County police released bodycam footage that shows the rescue of a kidnapped toddler near Atlanta.
  • '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,...

    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 ^ | 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?