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US Navy Rescues 10 from Burning Iranian Ship

US Navy Rescues 10 from Burning Iranian Ship

Archival Photograph. AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A U.S. Navy destroyer has rescued 10 sailors from an Iranian-flagged vessel that was on fire in the Gulf of Oman.The guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams came upon the Iranian-flagged dhow a…

Antarctic Medical Rescue Mission Poised for Break in Weather

Antarctic Medical Rescue Mission Poised for Break in Weather

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An Australian medical team is poised to dash into Antarctica to help rescue an expeditioner from the United States’ McMurdo Research Station who is suffering a medical emergency. The rescue team is looking for a brea…

Antarctic Medical Rescue Mission Underway

Antarctic Medical Rescue Mission Underway

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An Australian medical team is attempting to make its way to Antarctica to help rescue an expedition member from the United States’ McMurdo Research Station who is suffering a medical emergency.The Australian Antarcti…

California Hiker Clinging to Cliff for Two Days Rescued Just in Time

California Hiker Clinging to Cliff for Two Days Rescued Just in Time

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 64-year-old hiker who became stranded after taking a wrong turn and spent more than two days clinging to a sheer cliff face in California’s Sierra National Forest said his strength was slipping away and that …

Super Strength: Daughter Rescues Dad Pinned Under Car

Super Strength: Daughter Rescues Dad Pinned Under Car

Courtesy Lauren Kornacki(RICHMOND, Va.) — A 22-year-old Virginia woman summoned some superhero strength to lift a BMW off her father, who became pinned under the car while trying to fix a blown tire on it.Lauren Kornacki, a recent graduate of the Univ…

New York Man Catches Girl Falling from Window

New York Man Catches Girl Falling from Window

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — A 7-year-old New York City girl escaped injury on Monday after she fell from a third-story window and was caught by a neighbor.Cellphone video taken by a resident in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn …

Three Children Dead After NY Yacht Capsizes off Long Island

Three Children Dead After NY Yacht Capsizes off Long Island

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three children died and 24 people were rescued after a yacht bringing passengers out to view a Fourth of July fireworks display capsized in the waters off Long Island, N.Y.The boat capsized late Wednesday night as a …

Three Children Dead After NY Yacht Capsizes off Long Island

Three Children Dead After NY Yacht Capsizes off Long Island

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three children died and 24 people were rescued after a yacht bringing passengers out to view a Fourth of July fireworks display capsized in the waters off Long Island, N.Y.The boat capsized late Wednesday night as a …

Fired Florida Lifeguard’s Coworkers Out After Backing His Rescue

Fired Florida Lifeguard’s Coworkers Out After Backing His Rescue

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.) — Six Florida lifeguards have lost their jobs for backing a coworker’s decision to save a man struggling in the surf, but outside their jurisdiction.Tomas Lopez, 21, was fired on Monday for vacating his l…

Michigan Dog Rescues Toddler from Swimming Pool

Michigan Dog Rescues Toddler from Swimming Pool

WABC/ABC News(MARCELLUS TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — A family dog saved a toddler who fell into a backyard swimming pool in Michigan.Patricia Drauch of Marcellus Township was doing yard work Sunday when her 14-month-old son Stanley fell into the swimming pool, …

Man on Florida Vacation Makes Two Rescues in Two Days

Man on Florida Vacation Makes Two Rescues in Two Days

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Gus Hertz’s Florida vacation started off simple enough, but within two days, he had made two water rescues and earned the title of hero.Hertz, of Roanoake, Va., was in a St. Petersburg vacation condo with his wife, Stephanie…

Whale Sinks Sailboat Off Coast of Mexico

Whale Sinks Sailboat Off Coast of Mexico

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A California man was rescued after his 50-foot sailboat was struck by a whale while he was sailing alone about 40 miles off the coast of Mexico.The impact from the collision disabled the sailboat’s steerin…

Dog Rescues Unconscious Owner from Oncoming Train

Dog Rescues Unconscious Owner from Oncoming Train

Courtesy Angell Animal Medical Center(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts pit bull named Lilly took on a freight train last week to save her owner, who collapsed unconscious onto the tracks during a late-night walk in Shirley. The 8-year-old dog used her teeth …

Patrick Dempsey Rescues Teen from Car Wreck

Patrick Dempsey Rescues Teen from Car Wreck

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Patrick Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, was able to put his emergency response skills to the test in an unscripted situation.  The actor pulled a teenager to safety after the young m…

New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Neighbor From Fire

New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Neighbor From Fire

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker said Friday he’s no hero and was just doing “what most neighbors would do” when he ran into a burning house to save a woman.Booker recounted his “come to Jesus&rdq…

Dog Goes from Craigslist to Westminster

Dog Goes from Craigslist to Westminster

Dan Stallings(NEW YORK) — The Westminster Dog Show is a celebration of canine entitlement. It is where purebreds are spritzed, shampooed, trimmed and blown dry, where they’re hand-fed steak, dressed in diapers and bowties and followed around wit…

Search Continues for Philippines Quake Survivors

Search Continues for Philippines Quake Survivors

Hemera/Thinkstock(MANILA, Philippines) — Rescue teams were out again Tuesday in central Philippines, searching for survivors of the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck the region the day before.At least 71 people have been reported missing after Mond…

After Elevator Rescue, Man Stuck Again — With Rescuers

After Elevator Rescue, Man Stuck Again — With Rescuers

Hemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Chicago firefighters made a daring overnight rescue to free a man trapped for nearly four hours in a broken high-rise elevator.The man, who’s in his 20s, was on his way home just after 9 p.m. Sunday night when the elevator…

Caught on Tape: NJ Police Officers Pull Man from Burning Car

Caught on Tape: NJ Police Officers Pull Man from Burning Car

Thinkstock/Getty Images(BARNEGAT, N.J.) — Two New Jersey police officers pulled a man from his burning car in a dramatic rescue that was caught on tape by a dashboard camera in the officers’ cruiser.Barnegat, N.J., police officers Lauren Keilitz…

Somalia SEAL Rescue: American’s Kidnapping Intentionally Kept Quiet

Somalia SEAL Rescue: American’s Kidnapping Intentionally Kept Quiet

Poul Hagen Thisted (L) and Jessica Buchanan (R). Danish Refugee Council(NEW YORK) — A friend of an aid worker rescued by Navy SEALs in Somalia said that it was important to keep the woman’s three-month captivity quiet so her captors would not ask for…

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