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Sri Lanka rescues 100 beached whales after mass stranding

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Sri Lankan rescuers have returned 100 whales to sea after a mass beaching on Monday, the country's navy has said. Scores of short-finned pilot whales began coming ashore at Panadura, 25 kilometers (15 miles) south ...

British diplomat rescues drowning student in China

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A British diplomat is being hailed as a hero after saving a drowning college student in southwest China on Saturday. Stephen Ellison, 61, the British consul-general in Chongqing, was walking by a river in the nearby...

Bridge inspector rescues dog stranded 120 feet above Mississippi River

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An ordinary workday quickly turned into a rescue mission after a bridge inspector spotted a stranded dog 120 feet above the Mississippi River. Ryan Nataluk was working alongside his crew on Sunday afternoon when Cra...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 2 dogs in inflatable pink flamingo raft off Alaska coast

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The rescue occurred in Monashka Bay, which opens up into the Gulf of Alaska, near Kodiak, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Alaska wrote in a post on Facebook. COAST GUARD RESCUES KAYAKER AIMING FOR HAWAII 70 MILES OFF COA...

Montana trooper rescues driver from car submerged in icy river

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A Montana Highway Patrol trooper is being praised for his heroic actions after pulling a driver from her submerged vehicle in the icy Yellowstone River Thursday. Trooper Connor Wager entered the near-freezing water ...

Border patrol rescues dozens of migrants lost in Arizona desert, trapped in rail cars in Texas

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Agents in Arizona’s Yuma Sector received a total of 10 calls for help and rescued a total of 25 subjects, many of whom were simply lost in the Sonoran Desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release...

Coast Guard in Alaska rescues three friends after winds and a current swept their pink flamingo raft into bay

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Three friends, two dogs and one giant inflatable pink flamingo float were swept out into an Alaska bay on Saturday, leaving the group needing to be rescued by the US Coast Guard. It's a birthday celebration that Hol...

Emergency crew rescues sex doll after mistaking it for drowning woman

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A team of emergency rescue divers was flummoxed after responding to the scene of a nude "drowning woman" — only to discover that it was actually a floating life-size sex doll. The uproarious gaffe was chronicled on T...

Dog rescues another dog from drowning in pool

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A family’s beloved pet dog nearly drowned after falling into a backyard pool when the owners weren’t home. Fortunately, another dog was around who noticed the problem and saved the day. The incident happened at a hom...

Vacationer rescues dog from drowning while visiting lake with girlfriend and her mom

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A young man jumped into action and rescued a dog that had gotten stuck in some thick reeds in a lake. According to the dog’s owner, the beloved pet would’ve likely drowned if he hadn’t been rescued so quickly. ...

Police officer rescues deer caught in soccer net

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A Massachusetts police department recently responded to an unusual call. Apparently, a deer had become stuck in a soccer net at a local school and needed to be rescued. The Foxborough Police Department posted about ...

Trail limits set in this state park over heat-related rescues

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In a Facebook post announcing the restrictions, park officials advised hikers to take safety measures to prevent similar occurrences.  SOUTHWESTERN TEMPERATURES COULD PUSH TO 115+ DEGREES WHILE NORTHEAST COOLS DOWN ...

Man rescues engagement ring, proposes after home burns down

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On the evening of Sept. 4, Sean Matthews got down on one knee and asked Kellie Stanley to marry him. The proposal happened right outside their home in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Friends and family had gathered in the couple...

Ex-UFC fighter Brendan Schaub rescues young children after deadly wrong-way crash, driver charger with murder

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Schaub, 38, recalled the harrowing story on his podcast "The Fighter and the Kid," explaining that he was going out to dinner with his wife on Aug. 12 when he saw the crash site.  ESPN’SMARK JONES NOW MOCKS ‘MAGA’ FI...

Off-duty police officer rescues neighboring 2-year-old from drowning after hearing screams five doors down

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Police officer Brian Wilson with the Columbus, Ohio, police department is one such hero, having recently rescued a 2-year-old girl who almost drowned.  The girl’s mom, Mary Giedeman, told FOX News that she, her boyfr...

Man rescues great white shark after it gets caught in fishing line at California beach

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A great white shark became entangled in a fishing line near the coastline at a California beach. Fortunately, one brave beachgoer jumped into action and was able to free the animal before anyone got hurt. K...

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