Tag Archive: Rescued


Volvo Ocean Race: Shipwrecked Team Vestas Wind Rescued

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A shipwrecked crew have been rescued from shark-inhabited waters during the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

  The nine-man Team Vestas Wind crew were stranded after crashing on a remote coral reef, before being picked up by a Coast Guard boat and taken to Mauritius.

  Shore crew chief Neil Cox, said: “We’ve had nine guys sitting on a sand pit in the middle of the Indian Ocean.”

 

 

 

 

 

” ” The Coast Guard was asking me to warn the guys that the reef is riddled full of sharks and barracuda.”

  The seven-strong fleet was making its way from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – the second stage of the nine-leg race. The leading teams are due to complete the 5,185 nautical mile route and arrive in the United Arab Emirates capital around 13 December. “

 

Read more at BBC Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sinkhole Swallows Australian Woman Hanging Up Washing

 

 

 

 

 

 

” An Australian woman has been rescued by firefighters after falling into a ten-foot sinkhole in a Melbourne garden.

  The woman, in her early 50s, was hanging out washing in the Springvale garden when she fell into the two-foot wide hole, a Country Fire Authority spokesman said.

  It took approximately 20 minutes for neighbours to hear her cries for help and call emergency services.

  Paramedic Stephanie Palamberis told the ABC in Australia that at one point the woman’s head was under water.

” The woman told us she was hanging washing out in the backyard at about 11.30am when the ground gave way,” she said.

” She fell with the dirt and mud, dropping about three metres and landing in waist deep water.”

 

Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Abused Starved Dog Was Thrown Down A Trash Chute. Then, A Miracle Happened.

 

 

 

Patrick

 

 

” Meet Patrick. At first, your heart will cringe at the sight of him. Patrick was found wrapped in a garbage bag and stuffed down a chute. A garbage truck was ready to take him away, until he was rescued at the last moment. 

It’s not certain how Patrick ended up in the trash, but we know his previous owners fastened him up to a railing for more than a week. “

 

 

Feel Better Patrick

 

 

    Words fail us regarding what we would like to do to those responsible for Patrick’s barbaric treatment , nor can we find the words to express our gratitude towards those that endeavored to rehabilitate the poor dog .

   Suffice to say that for every shameful individual out there that would abuse an innocent animal so , there are dozens who would , and do , take the time and make the effort to remedy that abuse … Go here to see the story of Patrick’s amazing recovery .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missing Montauk Fisherman Found More Than 40 Miles From His Boat

 

 

” A commercial fisherman who fell overboard from a lobster boat and into the Atlantic Ocean has been found alive 43 miles south of Montauk Point, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

John Aldridge was found shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he went missing from the Anna Mary, a 44-foot fishing vessel, officials said. He was airlifted to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod for treatment of dehydration, exposure and hypothermia.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bald Eagle Release 5/11/13

Published on May 11, 2013

” Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center released a bald eagle at the North Auburn Fisheries Pond on May 11, 2013.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alabama Hostage Standoff: Jimmy Lee Dykes Dead