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Rescue News

Man drowns after trying to rescue boy from river

The family of Michael Lumahang identified him as the man who drowned while he was trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River.

Italian rescuers search for two missing on Mont Blanc

Rome - Rescuers continued their search on Saturday for two climbers -- a 15-year-old French boy and his 52-year-old Italian guide -- missing on Mont Blanc since Wednesday.

Logger saves real life Winnie the Pooh trapped in milk can

Rice Lake - In what looks like a real life version of the classic arcade game, Crane Game, a lumberjack in Wisconsin rescues a real life Winnie the Pooh who manages to get his head stuck in the proverbial honey jar.

Injured German caver 'hours away' rescued after 11-day ordeal

Berlin - German rescuers on Thursday brought to safety an injured caver, ending his 11-day ordeal and a massive recovery operation deep below the Bavarian Alps.

Why adopt a rescued dog? Special

80% of homes in the United States have a pet, 50% have more than one pet. ~Keri Burgess, Board of Directors Dogs & Cats Forever Inc.

Amazing rescue of humpback whale caught on GoPro (Video)

Santa Barbara - Back on April 27, rescuers found a humpback whale in Monterey Bay with a steel rope wrapped around its tail and dragging a 300-pound crabpot. The whale was in serious trouble, but has this week finally been freed.

Mom says police officer who saved child was 'angel from God'

Costa Mesa - A California mother whose daughter nearly drowned in a backyard pool but was revived by a Costa Mesa cop called the police officer an "angel from God" Friday on a morning television program.

Two dead, 368 rescued from capsized S. Korea ferry

Seoul - Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board, a senior government official said.

Malaysian ships to investigate possible life raft

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has dispatched ships to investigate the sighting of a floating object that could be a life raft, as it continues to hunt for a missing airliner, an official said Monday."There was a report today that we just received that an aircraft had seen ...

Japanese divers found alive after going missing in Bali

Denpasar - Four Japanese scuba divers were found alive Monday in waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali three days after going missing, police said. "Four divers were found alive.

Italy rescues 1,100 boat migrants, warns of surge

Rome - Italy's navy said Thursday it had rescued more than 1,100 immigrants on eight dinghies in 24 hours and warned that calmer seas could see the numbers rise further.

10-year-old boy saves 80-year-old woman by lucky hunch

Howell - Saturday evening, 10-year-old Danny DiPietro of Howell, Michigan became a local hero when he spotted something peculiar in an open garage on the way home from a hockey game.

US studying plans to rescue Americans from Olympics terrorists

With looming verbal threats having been expressed by militants, the United States has been planning ways of evacuating Americans, in the event of terrorist attacks during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia,

Relief as harsh Antarctic rescue mission ends safely

Sydney - Australian authorities expressed relief Friday after 52 passengers were safely rescued by helicopter from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice, saying the dramatic mission had been difficult and complex.

Naked man rescued after becoming stuck inside a washing machine

Melbourne - A man has been rescued by fire fighters and paramedics after becoming wedged naked inside a washing machine, while trying to surprise his girlfriend.

Dog swimming around in Kimberley mine hole finally rescued

Kimberley - A dog that has fallen into the Kimberley mine hole was finally rescued today after it had been swimming around in it for as many as six days.

Video: Reindeer on roof made kids think Christmas came early

Verneuil-sur-indre - Children in the little town of Verneuil-sur-Indre in the Indre-et-Loire department of central France can be forgiven for thinking Santa had arrived early, when the reindeer appeared on a garage roof in the center of town.

Holidaymakers made human chain to save migrants in Sicily

Syracuse - Beach-goers on Morghella beach in Syracuse, Sicily created a human chain into the sea to help save 160 boat migrants from Syria, after a swimmer alerted the coastguard to their plight.

Woman trapped in donation bin calls 911 for rescue

Oklahoma City - An Oklahoma woman got stuck inside a donation bin and was unable to get out without the assistance of emergency services. The woman was attempting to retrieve a bracelet she had accidentally thrown into the bin the evening before.

Colombian kidnapping ordeal ends happily in marriage proposal

In the proverbial happy ending, two Spaniards who were taken hostage by a guerrilla group in Colombia on May 17th have finally been freed and are planning a wedding.

Man in Ireland gets rescued from McDonald's high chair

An unnamed man in Ireland decided to go to McDonald's on early Tuesday, and he decided to get into a high chair, but ended up getting stuck.

Passing of an era: 'The Underfoots' dog family Special

Just over 17 years ago, my son came home from a day out in Fish Hoek, near Cape Town, South Africa. He dropped a little flea-bitten dog into my lap and the rest is history. We rescued one dog, and ended up with seven.

Kayaker saves Chicago dog stranded in Lake Michigan

Chicago - A dog in Chicago owes his life to a winter kayaker who ventured out into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan to rescue to the stranded dog.

Hill walker found dead during search on Cairngorms

Aviemore - One man has been found dead by a rescue team on Monday, after a search mission saved five other hill walkers during an hiking expedition in the Scottish mountains.

Video: Toddler, 2 women airlifted as flood waters quickly rise

Biloela - As many throughout Australia were celebrating "Australia Day" or watching the finals of the Australian Open, Queensland rescuers were busy rescuing a toddler and two women from a nearly submerged vehicle, catching the dramatic rescue on film.

Rescue of bottlenose dolphin off the coast of Hawaii (video)

This amazing video, taken during a manta ray dive off the Kona coast of Hawaii, shows a bottlenose dolphin, tied up in fishing line, asking a human diver for help, and the diver carefully freeing him.

Drowning dog rescued by Corpus Christi police officer

Corpus Christi - A Corpus Christi police officer is being hailed as a hero, risking his own life to save the life of a dog who had fallen into the water at a local marina.

Horse rescued, unharmed after landing upside down in 6 ft. ditch

Conway - After escaping into a neighbor's field, Wesley the horse quickly learned the grass isn't always greener on the other side, especially when you fall backwards into a hole.

Video: Helicopter flood rescue in Tuscany caught on helmet cam

Following heavy rains and strong winds parts of central Italy, including Tuscany and Umbria, have been submerged by flood waters. In the dramatic footage, a firefighter winches a person to safety from the rooftop of their flooded home.

Video: Koala escapes massive South Australian bushfire

Port Lincoln - An injured koala bear was rescued on Monday from a massive bushfire in Australia, fortunately surviving with burned paws and singed fur.
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A child and 2 adults are seen trapped in the back of their partially submerged truck.
A child and 2 adults are seen trapped in the back of their partially submerged truck.
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Gleision Colliery Rescue Operation
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The NSRI rescue craft Spirit of Richards Bay.
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Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Zack DelCorte, assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), hands bottled water to a Japanese citizen
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Momma goat wears a bra so that her baby can't nurse from her as the baby is lactose intolerant.
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A toddler is placed in a waterproof bag before being airlifted to safety as flood waters begin to submerge a truck.
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Wall of supporters
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese Defense Ministry
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Turkeys
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Signed poster from the group Boston
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A Japanese military rescued 65-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa, ten miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that followed the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. He was found drifting on top of a roof of his destroyed house.
Japanese Defense Ministry
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Jane Goodall's signed poster
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A Norwegian couple rescued two baby squirrels.
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English cocker spaniels locked in a car (screenshot from video of the rescue).
English cocker spaniels locked in a car (screenshot from video of the rescue).
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
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Tiny Tim, barely stands still, I got a shot of him...hope you enjoy...
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Boniface could be heard whimpering underwater the first time he was submerged in the sea.
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Piglet which may be "Kim Gordon". The tour didn't cover this area and all I did learn was that Kim is doing well.
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