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  • Thai rescue diver dies from infection contracted while saving soccer team from flooded cave

    12/28/2019 5:26:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2019 | Katie Mettler
    Petty Officer 1st Class Beirut Pakbara was receiving treatment for the infection, but his condition worsened when it spread to his bloodstream, according to a Facebook post from the Royal Thai Navy. He died this week and was buried Friday at the Talosai mosque in the Langu district of the Satun province, reported the Bangkok Post. A Royal Thai Navy spokesman told the Bangkok Post that Beirut will be posthumously promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Beirut is the second diver to lose his life as a result of the cave rescue. Saman Kunam, a retired Thai navy diver, died...
  • Eagle v octopus: Canadians rescue bird locked in battle with giant mollusc

    12/14/2019 6:56:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    the guardian ^ | 12/13/2019
    A bald eagle on Canada’s west coast has learned that its eyes may be bigger than its stomach after it was nearly drowned by an octopus it tried to eat. After hearing shrieks coming from the water on the north-western tip of Vancouver Island, employees at a fish farm investigating the noises happened upon a bird and cephalopod locked in battle. The giant Pacific octopus, which had turned a deep crimson, had wound its tentacles tightly around the eagle, which was floating helplessly at the surface. Ilett maneuvered a pike pole in the water to pull the octopus over to...
  • Chicago SWAT Member Races 15K in Gear, Saves Life, Then Proposes to Girlfriend

    11/10/2019 8:35:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 9, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    When Sgt. Michael Nowacki of the Chicago Police SWAT Team had a day off this past weekend, he needed to find something to do. His longtime girlfriend, Officer Erin Gubala, was busy working the finish line of the Hot Chocolate 15K as part of Chicago Police’s bike patrol unit. Nowacki, an avid runner since he joined the Army in 1990, decided he might as well run the race, and represent his department while doing so—by completing it in his SWAT gear. An experienced marathoner with 11 Chicago Marathons under his belt, a 15K wouldn’t be that bad. The gear aspect,...
  • Coast Guard rescues Pan Am Flight 6 - in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

    10/17/2019 5:11:14 AM PDT · by fugazi · 33 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 17 October 2019 | Chris Carter
    On the evening of 15 October 1956 a Pan American Airlines Stratocruiser named Clipper Sovereign of the Skies lifted off from Honolulu, headed to San Francisco on a 2,000-mile flight. 24 passengers and seven crew were flying the final leg of their around-the-world flight, but still had 2,000 miles of open ocean to cross. 4 hours, 38 minutes into the nine-hour flight Capt. Richard Ogg climbed from 13,000 feet to 21,000. After leveling off, Clipper‘s Number 1 engine started spinning out of control. The cockpit suddenly jolts and the high-pitched noise of the runaway engine can be heard inside the...
  • Elite Marathoner Saves Drowning Man in Boston

    09/27/2019 12:38:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Runner's World ^ | September 25, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    The Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Brighton, at the 22-mile mark of the Boston Marathon course, was the site of a dramatic rescue on September 24. Katie Kellner, 28, who is a member of the BAA racing team, was three miles into what was supposed to be an easy 60-minute run, which included a loop around the 1.5-mile reservoir. She witnessed a dog swimming in the water and a man on the shore calling to the dog. He was a dog walker, who handed off two other dogs to a bystander, then went into the water to pursue the loose dog,...
  • 117 dogs removed from home in largest rescue on record for Animal Friends

    09/12/2019 9:22:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 12, 2019
    ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. - More than 100 dogs were removed Wednesday from a home in Ross Township, making it the largest rescue on record for Animal Friends, officials said. In all, 117 dogs were taken from the home on Ridgeside Road. Twenty-five of them were puppies and the rest were middle-aged. Crews needed hazmat suits to enter the home because of high ammonia levels, officials said. Firefighters cooled down dozens of dogs and loaded them on a box truck, which transported them to Animal Friends to receive care and get a second chance at life. Officials said Thursday none of...
  • Be the Rufus – Tales of Everyday Heroism. (1)

    08/12/2019 2:33:37 AM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 8-12-2019 | editorial staff
    Life is about living and obtaining experiences. It really and actually is. If you are not out “there” living life to it’s fullest, making friends, helping others, and raising a little bit of “Heck”, then you are wasting your life. Here, we look at others who are making their life count. They are making a difference in the lives of those around them. They are contributing and participating in life. They are the heroes. When life SCREAMS out your name, will you answer? Will you answer the call, like these people did? Rufus was the name of the good Samaritan...
  • Local Runners Rescue Man Impaled by Splintered Tree Stump

    07/27/2019 10:22:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 23, 2019 | Gabrielle Hondorp
    On the morning of Saturday, July 13, Cindy Eiseler and three of her friends were running along the Lansing River Trail by Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, when they heard a voice calling for help from the woods nearby. “We heard a man’s voice crying out ‘I need help, I need help!’” Eiseler told Runner’s World. “It stopped us dead in our tracks not knowing exactly where the man’s voice was coming from.” The group did not want to venture into the woods alone, so they called 911 and assured the man that help was on the way. While...
  • Cat Rescued Along with Her Kittens Born on the Streets - One of Them Quickly Stands Out

    05/20/2019 5:18:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies
    love meow ^ | 7MAY19 | amy bolo
    A stray cat gave birth to a litter of kittens on the streets of Las Vegas. One of them was determined to stand out. Nikki Martinez @myfosterkittensNikki Martinez, a rescuer and foster based in Las Vegas, took in a stray momma and her kittens after they were rescued during a TNR (trap-neuter-returned) job. "Mama was living on the streets and delivered her babies outside. I took them in to foster," Nikki shared with Love Meow. Two of the five kittens sadly didn't make it, but the rest of the family quickly settled in and began to thrive in a safe...
  • Fire rescue: Jet carrying 142 people in water near NAS Jacksonville

    05/03/2019 8:08:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    News4jax ^ | 5/03/19
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A commercial jet carring 142 people went down in the St. Johns River near NAS Jacksonville on Friday, according to the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department. All people on board were alive and accounted for, according to Fire Rescue and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The plane was said to be a 737 airplane. These photos were shared by the Sheriff's Office:
  • Police Capture New Jersey Illegal Alien Transporting His 15 Year Old “Sex Slave”

    04/27/2019 6:47:22 AM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 46 replies
    Shore News Network ^ | 4/18/2019 | Shore News Network
    LUCAS COUNTY, OH-A traffic stop in Ohio yesterday led to the arrest of an illegal alien from the sanctuary of state of New Jersey. Ohio State Trooper Mitch Ross pulled over a vehicle for a routine traffic stop when he noticed a young girl with a man. Neither of them spoke English or had identification. Luckily for the girl, Ohio is not a sanctuary state and the officer was able to determine the driver was an illegal alien. Ross was also able to determine that the child was in his police database as a missing person from New Jersey. Police...
  • She Fell 30 Feet Into an Abandoned Mine on a Trail Run. Here’s How She Got Out

    04/23/2019 3:02:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 21, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Around noon on Sunday, March 31, Alicia Judy, 40, left her home in Scottsdale to run 16 to 18 miles on the Spur Cross Trail, which would lead her to Skull Mesa, a breathtaking summit surrounded by towering cactus trees. The path was very familiar to Judy, an experienced trail runner and nurse who has been running through the parks in her area regularly since moving to Arizona five years ago. Still, she studied the map before she left, double-checked her route with a fellow hiker on the trailhead, and made sure to pack her phone, compass, water, and maps...
  • Lucky break: Florida man uses cast on his arm to save neighbor from fire

    12/14/2018 3:52:10 PM PST · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/12/2018 | Gisela Crespo, CNN
    (CNN) - A man with a broken arm proved not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they wear casts. Altavious Powell used his cast to smash a window and get into his elderly neighbor's house in Miami Gardens, Florida, as it was burning on Monday night, CNN affiliate WSVN reported. Powell said he ran toward the home of his neighbor, identified by WSVN as 93-year-old Maria Cabral, when he smelled smoke. He started hitting a window with his cast and a plastic chair until the window broke and he was able to get in. Powell said he found Cabral in the...
  • Pilot rescued off Honolulu, hospitalized after plane crashes during military exercise

    12/13/2018 5:10:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A civilian contractor pilot hired by the Hawaii Air National Guard was in serious condition Wednesday after crashing his plane during a military exercise off the coast of Honolulu, authorities said. A private sailboat rescued the unidentified 47-year-old pilot about 3 miles south of Oahu near Honolulu's Sand Island where he was then transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Hawker Hunter jet went down in the ocean around 2:25 p.m. after taking off from Honolulu's airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The Hawker Hunter is a British jet developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, according...
  • Trump: Don’t worry, Florida - I am sending much better lawyers to expose the FRAUD!

    11/09/2018 11:06:02 AM PST · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | November 9, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    As soon as Democrats sent their best Election stealing lawyer, Marc Elias, to Broward County they miraculously started finding Democrat votes. Don’t worry, Florida - I am sending much better lawyers to expose the FRAUD!
  • New Zealand fisherman pulls 18-month-old baby from sea alive in 'freakish miracle'

    11/06/2018 10:12:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5 November 2018 • 1:10pm | Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney
    A fisherman in New Zealand pulled an 18-month-old baby from the sea alive after the boy went missing from his campsite where he was staying with his parents. Gus Hutt, who was fishing at a beach near a holiday park in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island, thought he was pulling a doll from the ocean before realising he had rescued a baby when the boy “let out a little squeak”. He said he was checking his lines at about 7.15am late last month when he spotted the baby float past. "His face looked like porcelain with...
  • The Kenyan School which changed an American Boy's Life.

    10/28/2018 6:55:40 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 October 2018 | Waihiga Mwaura
    Devon Brown would have been just another statistic - one of the 486,900 black inmates in US state and federal prisons by the end of 2016. But an academic year in Kenya during his seventh grade changed his life forever. "Honestly it turned me into the man I am today. From a boy with limited options in inner-city Baltimore to a man who has now run an ice-cream company with revenues of $400,000 (£310,000) as its CEO," he reflects. Mr Brown's childhood had all the ingredients for failure. Born on 9 January 1990 in East Baltimore, his late mother was...
  • Man Saves Kitten Stuck on Busy Road While Others Keep Driving by

    10/21/2018 5:50:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 21OCT18 | Amy Bojo
    Friday morning, Chuck Hawley from Silverton, Oregon was on his way to work when he spotted something in the middle of the road. As he got closer, he realized that it was a kitten stuck in the lane. Chuck Hawley"I was driving to work and saw cars in front of me passing over something in the road, and realized it was a kitten sitting upright shaking like a leaf," Chuck told Love Meow. The tiny feline appeared to be stuck to the ground and couldn't break free. Many cars drove around her, but no one stopped. Chuck knew that...
  • Kittens Give an Old Cat a Purpose to Live - He's Outlived Everyone's Expectations

    10/21/2018 5:39:04 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 20OCT18 | Amy Bojo
    When a group of TNR (trap-neuter-return) rescuers from British Columbia, Canada found an emaciated old cat, they knew they had to save him. TinyKittensMason the cat was spotted two years ago as an injured feral cat from a cat colony. Rescuers from TinyKittens, a rescue group based in Fort Langley, British Columbia, trapped him and brought him to the vet. They discovered that he had terminal illness but refused to give up. "A surprise diagnosis of advanced terminal kidney disease meant we couldn't return this fierce warrior to his home in the wild due to daily medical and feeding...
  • Couple Saves Cat from Shelter, the Kitty Holds onto Them and Won't Let Go

    10/02/2018 3:19:54 AM PDT · by vannrox · 40 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 1oct18 | Amy Bojo
    A couple from North Carolina rescued a cat from a shelter. The kitty was so happy to have a home that he cuddled his human with both of his paws and didn't want to let go. DanDan and his wife Hannah were contacted by a volunteer of Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, a rescue in Maryland, about a cat needing immediate fostering. The 9-year-old cat who had been surrendered to a shelter in North Carolina, was in poor health. "I took the afternoon off work and drove an hour to get him," Dan told Love Meow. The cat was very...