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Missing Cruise Passenger Turns Up Alive in Gulf Next Day

28-year-old was last seen some 21 hours before his rescue off Louisiana

(Newser) - A man was drinking with his sister at a bar aboard Carnival's Valor cruise ship following its departure from New Orleans on Wednesday when he stepped away to use the bathroom around 11pm. He never returned. His sister reported his disappearance to crew members around noon Thursday, some 13...

She Broke Leg in 90-Foot Cliff Fall. Then She Started Crawling
Injured Hiker Spotted by
Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger
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Injured Hiker Spotted by Sharp-Eyed Train Passenger

Hiker crawled to riverbank to flag down passing train, triggering helicopter rescue in Colorado

(Newser) - A hiker who spent a night stranded in the Colorado wilderness with a broken leg made it out alive after managing to flag down a passing train. The female hiker in her 20s had been reported missing Sunday after failing to return from a day hike on the Colorado Trail...

Rescued Boaters' Lacerations Were 'Almost Down to the Bone'

The Louisiana men were forced to fend off sharks

(Newser) - More details are emerging in the harrowing story of three missing boaters who were rescued Sunday after spending 28 hours in the water after their boat sank—and being forced to fend off sharks. That the Louisiana men were found at all is wild: After family members reported they didn'...

Couple Saves Injured Baby Allegedly Abandoned by Dad

Texas' McClain family found 9-month-old in their shed after man appeared to steal neighbor's truck

(Newser) - A Texas family got quite the surprise over the weekend after finding an infant in their backyard shed, amid troubling circumstances. Katharine and John McClain say they were awoken early Saturday by the loud sounds of a truck driving away from their neighbor's house on the outskirts of Livingston,...

Man Who Lost Glasses in Quake Found 17 Days Later

China's Gan Yu 'said he would have died' in mountains, where he became lost: reports

(Newser) - Gan Yu was working at a hydropower plant when a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck China's Sichuan province earlier this month. Rather than flee, he stayed at his post, "saving villages downstream from being flooded," according to state news agency Xinhua . His eventual escape, it turns out,...

Blind Dog Falls Into Hole, Another Dog Triggers Rescue

Cesar, a very good boy, is doing fine in Pasadena after firefighters get him out

(Newser) - Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old blind dog that fell into a hole at a California construction site. According to KABC , the dog named Cesar lives next to the site in Pasadena with his owner. The dog apparently wandered onto the site, said Cesar's owner, Mary, who declined to give...

Man Survives 11 Days at Sea in Floating Freezer: Report

'It was a miracle,' says Brazilian fisherman Romualdo Macedo Rodrigues

(Newser) - After his boat sank, a Brazilian fisherman reportedly survived 11 days in the shark-infested Atlantic Ocean by taking refuge inside a floating freezer. Romualdo Macedo Rodrigues departed on what was supposed to be a three-day fishing trip in early August. But off the coast of northern Brazil, his 23-foot-long wooden...

'We're So Weak,' Lobsterman Says When Pulled From Harbor

Man tells rescuers to help his 76-year-old father first

(Newser) - In the nick of time, the Boston Police Department's harbor patrol unit rescued a 76-year-old man and his son who were desperately clinging to a cooler at the outermost edge of Boston Harbor after their lobster boat sank. Officers Stephen Merrick and Garrett Boyle responded to a call for...

This Uber Passenger's Ride Was a Most Unusual One

Driver Fritz Sam stopped car to help rescue people from Brooklyn house fire

(Newser) - A Brooklyn writer headed to a conference in Vermont this week just barely made her flight, and she has her Uber driver to blame. But Jemimah James Wei is completely OK with the detour, since it came about because the driver, 54-year-old Fritz Sam, stopped to rush into a burning...

Rescuers Save Missing Dog 500 Feet Into Missouri Cave
Cavers Discover Missing Dog

Cavers Discover Missing Dog

Abby had vanished 2 months before

(Newser) - A group exploring a cave in southeastern Missouri made an unexpected find about 500 feet below the surface: a dog, appearing lethargic, sitting on a mud floor. "She didn't look real good," Gerry Keene said. "I mean, she had 11 people walk by her with lights...

'Mad Honey' Blamed for Bear Cub's Woozy State

Luckily, bear rescued in Turkey is going to be OK after ingesting hallucinogenic neurotoxin

(Newser) - Only a few places in the world host native rhododendrons that produce grayanotoxin, a powerful neurotoxin. The honey created by bees who consume the plant's nectar is known as "mad honey" and can cause intoxication. One of those locales is Turkey's Kaçkar Mountains, where a brown...

After Capsizing, Sailor's Survival 'Verged on the Impossible'

He managed to make it the 16 hours until he was rescued

(Newser) - A French sailor was rescued in the rough Atlantic on Tuesday after spending 16 hours in his capsized sailboat. The 62-year-old, who'd set sail on his 40-foot vessel from Lisbon on Sunday morning, was 14 miles from the Sisargas Islands off Spain's northwestern Galicia region when he sent...

They Survived an Avalanche, Then Had to Survive the Night

2 climbers in New Zealand's Remarkables mountain range built a snow cave

(Newser) - Two climbers were caught in an avalanche on a mountain in New Zealand—and that was just the start of their troubles. The 20-something males were finishing up a three-day climbing adventure in the Remarkables mountain range when they awoke Tuesday to find their tent buried in fresh snow, per...

Cops Gun Down 15-Foot Snake as It Tried to Strangle a Man
Man Who Needed Rescue
From Snake Has Died
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Man Who Needed Rescue From Snake Has Died

Police in Pennsylvania shot a reptile strangling Elliot Senseman

(Newser) - Update: A Pennsylvania man who needed to be rescued from a snake last week has died from his injuries, reports the Morning Call . Elliot Senseman, 27, was being strangled by a large snake—possibly a reticulated python—at his home when a police officer shot and killed the animal to...

Ships Rescue Nearly 1.2K Migrants
Ships Rescue Nearly
1.2K Migrants

Ships Rescue Nearly 1.2K Migrants

5 died on fishing boat adrift in Mediterranean

(Newser) - Italian vessels have recovered five bodies and rescued 674 people packed on a fishing boat adrift in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, the Italian Coast Guard said Sunday, while European charities reported saving more than 500 more. Some of the survivors had to be plucked from the sea in...

Man Survives 18 Hours in Sea Thanks to Lost Toy

Half-inflated ball kept North Macedonia man afloat in Aegean Sea

(Newser) - A North Macedonia man who was swept out to sea off the Greek island of Kassandra managed to survive for 18 hours by clinging to a small inflatable ball that happened to float toward him. The vacationer identified only as Ivan and a friend were declared missing at sea after...

This Teen Saw a Car Go Into the River. He Didn't Hesitate

Corion Evans, 16, saves 3 young women, police officer from drowning in Mississippi

(Newser) - When Corion Evans saw three people at a party, the 16-year-old never imagined he would save their lives a few hours later. But that's what happened early Sunday when a car drove off a boat launch into a river in southern Mississippi. The high school student jumped into the...

Teen Saves 4-Month-Old After Mediterranean Shipwreck

Photojournalist's stomach was 'twisting in two' during dramatic rescue

(Newser) - French photojournalist Michael Bunel says that when the Doctors Without Borders ship he was on arrived at the scene of a "catastrophic" shipwreck in the Mediterranean, he put down his camera to start saving people—but he took a few moments to capture the dramatic rescue of a 4-month-old...

Boys 'Shouldn't Have Been Able to Physically Do What They Did'

10-year-old twins credited with saving dad Brad Hassig from drowning using CPR they saw in films

(Newser) - Ten-year-old twins Bridon and Christian Hassig had never tried CPR themselves, but they knew what it looked like, based on scenes from movies including Hook and The Sandlot. That came in extremely handy on June 14, when their father—the only adult at their home in Mountain Brook, Ala.—...

3 Men Missing After Attempt to Save Struggling Child

Recovery mission continues in Calif. river after child made it safely out of the water

(Newser) - Three men are missing and presumed dead in California after jumping into a river to save a struggling child. Witnesses say a group was fishing on the riverbank near the Three Mile Slough Bridge off Brannan Island State Recreation Area on Sunday when an 8-year-old child began struggling in the...

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