Rescue

Dog Saves Little Girl

This is a story from last winter about a little girl who wandered off from the family home.  Search and Rescue teams searched the area for 15 hours looking for missing three year old Victoria. She had wandered away from her home on a cold February night and got lost in the woods behind her house. Finally she was found and it was discovered that their family dog, Blue, a Queensland Heeler, had stayed with her all night and kept her warm in the cold temperatures. What a hero Blue is! Those that have pets in their family realize not only how much those pets mean to their family but also how much the family means to the pets.   You can tell it in this story of the little girl.  The dog knew she was not where she should be and that there was no one to take care of her except him.  So that is just what he did. He took care of her.  Who would know that it would turn out to be the family dog that saves her. What a great family member….even though he is a dog, he is a member of this family.

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Dog saves little girl

An Uncle Comes to the Rescue

A baby is trapped in a car after it goes down a 100 ft cliff.  To the rescue.. her uncle.  T. Blake Kimbrell was in the right place at the right time.  His little niece was still stuck in the car after an accident caused the car to go down a 100 ft cliff.  He used his light on his phone to be able to rescue his niece recording it all at the same time. He was following his sister as they went home when she lost control of the car and crashed down a cliff. The car was totally upside down with all the windows smashed out .  As he talked to the 11 month old telling her “Uncle Blake is going to get you out of here” he finally after two minutes hears a little cry.  He worked very hard , as we watch, until he is able to free the little one.  What a wonderful result.  I am sure he would do anything to save that little one.  He is so excited when he is able to pull the little girl free from the wrecked car.  Great job Blake.  What a great uncle you are and our hero for the day.

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An uncle comes to the rescue

Rescuing a Pup From the Riverbed

Pet stories are sometimes so cute.  This one has a happy ending.  It  was reported that they saw a dog that was in Long Beach, CA living in the riverbed.  No one would help the lady reporting the dog so this team (Hope for Paws/ Coastal German Shepherd Rescue) stepped in.  They located the dog and working very carefully they were able to approach the dog and put the snares on her (only to protect her).  They brought her food so that she would know that they are there to help her. They made friends with the food and then put a leash on her and was actually able to walk with the handler out of the riverbed and off to a new life.  They took her to the shelter for a bath and warm bed. This German Shepherd is now happy and healthy and looking for a family to adopt her.  There are many pets out there at the shelters that are looking for furever families.  Check out a shelter in your area and take home a new member for your family.

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rescuing pup from riverbed

Animals Saving Animals

Here is just a short but wonderful animal video to end your week.  We have seen some great rescues with people jumping in to save people from scary situations.  This video is one of animals stepping in to saving other animals.  Watch as these animals reach out to other animals.  It is amazing that they take no regard to what type of animals is in need.  You see elephants helping elephants but you also seea hippo helping a zebra and bear helping a bird.  Our world is a huge place and we can still learn lessons from nature around us as we just keep alert and take care of each other.  This is a wonderful display of nature caring for nature.  Let’s all take a lesson from our animal friends and watch out for each other.  Have a great weekend.  Keep an eye out for someone in need.

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Mail Carrier Hero

A Hope Hull man is thanking a postal worker for saving his life following a horrific ordeal that left him lying wounded on the floor of his house for ten days. The man was unable to get help after a terrible fall and found different ways to stay alive until his mail carrier found him. Cissy Cartwright, who has been delivering mail for more than 20 years, knew something wasn’t right. Tommy Hope, 66, home sits back off the road in a secluded rural area. When she pulled up he yelled back to her for help. She found him on the floor, dehydrated and injured and learned that he’d been there for more than a week. She called 911 and waited with him until an ambulance arrived. Hope, who does not have immediate family nearby, fell inside his home on July 4th, suffering broken bones in his arm and other injuries to his leg and hip. He couldn’t get to his phone to make any calls. It was a very good thing that she came along when she did.  Without her checking on him who knows what would have come of Tommy Hope.  Thank you Cissy for caring enough to check on the people on your route.

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Mail carrier hero

Fire Rescue By Neighbors

Emergencies happen everyday.  We watcht them on the news often.  Firefighters are amazing to run into burning buildings and save people. Often they don’t think of themselves but only work hard to rescue anyone who is still in the fire.  Recently in Sandy Springs, Georgia there was a fire in an apartment complex.  The fire department was called and arrived quickly.  While they were checking out the fire two girls who were trapped in the fire came to 2nd story window. The two girls were trapped in their burning apartment when neighbors urged them to jump from a broken window. Watch as the two girls fall into their neighbors arms from a second story window. These neighbors risked their lives helping others.  How great was it that they were there to help.  I am sure those two girls think so.  The firefighters said they think it is human nature to help others.  I would like to think so.  I think it also takes a special spirit inside people to step up when they are needed. Thank you to these two men that they were there on this day.  You are amazing.

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Roadside Rescue

A semi was parked on the side of the road outside Underwood, Iowa.  As a State Trooper John Hitchcock approached what he found surprised him.  He discovered the driver was not breathing.  He pulled him out of the truck as Officer Kurt Ferguson approached coming to help.  They pulled the man out of the line of traffice and worked CPR on him.  Just then a third first responder arrived.  Captain Curtis McKeon from the Council Bluffs Fire Department arrived on the scene.  Not often is there a team from 3 different agencies to help on a rescue.  It turns out that the man had choked on something which blocked his airway and caused him to have the heart failure.  Had not these three men happened along this scene the outcome might be different.  Luckily for this driver they were trained and prepared to help bring this man back to life.  ”It is wonderful when there is a good outcome” one of the officers said.  I am sure there is not always a good result but by working together these men were able to save his life.  Thanks to their quick actions he will be ok.  Great job officers.  You are truly heroes.

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Police Officer Attends Wedding of Baby He Saved

Officer Joe Barka has worked on the Yonkers Police Department for the past 45 years.  Recently Officer Joe was able to share the day with a baby he saved some 20 years ago.  Back in 1993 Officer Joe was called to house where a baby had stopped breathing.  Grabbing the baby from the parents the officer checked for vitals and finding none he jumps into his cruiser with his partner and heads to the hospital doing CPR the whole way.  When he met the parents at the hospital he was able to tell them that the baby crying that they heard was their little daughter.  Ever since, this officer has treated this little girl like one of his own.  He never forgets a birthday or even Christmas.  But now it was here time to remember.  She invited the officer and his wife to her wedding as a guest of honor.  Even though the family moved to Buffalo they have kept in touch.  What a wonderful relationship these people have. Without each other their lives would never be the same. Great job Officer Barka.

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Police officer attends wedding of baby he saved

10 year old saves kids from fire

When a mobile home caught fire, 10 year old Isaiah Francis didn’t think about himself.  He only thought about the other children that were in harm’s way in the trailer. The children’s dad was trying to put water on the fire and the emergency responders had not arrived yet.  He was able to pull out a 1 and 2 year old.  Minutes later the Orange County Florida fire fighters were on the scene.  They went in while the mobile home was 75% engulfed at that time.  They were able to save two more children. What a brave young man!  It takes more than courage to rush into a fire like that, it takes some help from a few guardian angels.  How amazing that he was there at the right time and place. He is such an amazing young man.  You are our hero Isaiah. Do not put yourself in harm’s way but do answer when called upon.  Amazing people do amazing things.  Even young ones.

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10 year old saves kids from fire

 

911 call by 6 year old

When 6-year-old Madison found her mother Jovanna Nunez unconscious in their Hemet, California, home on Saturday, she told 911: “My mom froze and … I don’t know what happened.”  Madison not knowing how to help her mom she called 911.  She tells 911 that she was drawing her mom a picture when she just froze.  She also told the dispatcher that there were no other adults at home.  The displatcher comforts the little girl and tells her that help is on the way. She asks her to go open the door and wait for the paramedics.  This is an audio recording of part of the conversation.  It stops before Madison tells the dispatcher she’s sitting outside the house on a rocking chair and even describes the pajamas she is wearing. The dispatcher promises that crews are on their way and tells Madison she’s doing a good job. As sirens are heard getting closer, Madison’s tone seems to turn from nervous to relieved. She excitedly reports that crews are here as the dispatcher tells her to stay calm, keep the phone with her and take the responders in the house. Nunez said when she woke up, there were EMTs surrounding her bed.”The little girl maintained her composure” the whole time, the fire department said in a statement. This mother did a great job preparing her daughter for this by teaching her to call 911.  Use this reminder to teach your little ones how to call 911 in an emergency.

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