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  • 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.
  • 'It just takes one mistake:' Lost floaters rescued by drone in northeast Iowa

    08/26/2017 12:03:08 PM PDT · by Aliska · 113 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | August 26, 2017 | Jack Cullen
    Caked in mud and covered with bug bites, a shivering group of six friends from the Quad-Cities huddled together in the dark this past Sunday, stranded in the woods of northeast Iowa.
  • US Marine aircraft crashes off east coast of Australia

    08/05/2017 5:27:28 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 32 replies ^ | 5th August 2017
    A MASSIVE search is underway after a Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia. Military officials said in a statement an MV-22 crashed off the east coast of Australia. It’s unclear how many service members were on board.
  • 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...