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Teen Hikers Rescued Thanks to Helpful iPhone

10 teens found themselves lost in the dark

(Newser) - Darkness fell and still the teen hikers did not appear. It was enough to worry guardians of the group of 10, aged 16 to 18, who soon alerted California's Ventura County Sheriff's Office. But as CBS News reports, it was Apple's Emergency SOS feature that ultimately led...

7-Year-Old Gets Caught in Dust Devil During Baseball Game

17-year-old umpire Aidan Wiles rescues Bauer Zoya in odd phenomenon in Jacksonville, Florida

(Newser) - A young baseball player in Florida got quite the scare over the weekend when he was caught up in what looked like a pint-size tornado of dust in the middle of the game. WPLG reports that 7-year-old Bauer Zoya, a catcher for the Ponte Vedra Sharks, was on a field...

Boy Who Went Missing at State Park Sheltered Under Log

Nante Niemi spent 2 nights in the Michigan wilderness but is fine

(Newser) - If you had a less-than-stellar weekend, 8-year-old Nante Niemi has got one up on you. The second-grader was camping with his family in Michigan's Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park when he went missing Saturday afternoon while collecting firewood, reports the Detroit News . More than 150 rescuers combed roughly 40...

Stranded for 5 Days, She Survived on Bottle of Wine, Lollipops

Teetotaler had to drink the bottle meant for mom to survive

(Newser) - "The only liquid Lillian, who doesn't drink, had with her was a bottle of wine she had bought as a gift for her mother, so that got her through," says Australia's Wodonga Police Station Sgt. Martin Torpey. As the BBC reports, so describes the tale of...

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Donald Schmelling, 84, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, is pulled from burning van in the nick of time

(Newser) - An elderly Wisconsin man is lucky to be alive after police pulled him from a burning vehicle Tuesday. Kenosha police officers tried to stop the 84-year-old driver around 9pm local time after noticing he had a flat tire. "I was looking for a place to stop and all of...

More Than 3 Weeks After Quake, an 'Unexpected Groan'

Alex the husky is pulled out of rubble in Turkey's Hatay province, emaciated but otherwise OK

(Newser) - After a series of miraculous rescues , teams digging through the rubble in the aftermath of last month's earthquake in Turkey and Syria had more or less given up on finding any more survivors. That is, until Tuesday, when an "unexpected groan" emitted from underneath a concrete block pile...

Woman Killed, Boy Hurt in Fall Into Niagara Gorge

Police say they don't believe it was an accident

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy was rescued after a 90-foot fall into the Niagara Gorge this week but it was too late to save his mother, authorities say. It's not clear how they fell into the gorge in the Cave of the Winds area of Niagara Falls State Park, but police...

Men Praised After Sea Rescue Were Drug Smugglers: Cops

Australian Federal Police hunting for 2 of 3 men who alerted emergency beacon off WA

(Newser) - A trio of men praised by authorities after they were found clinging to a cooler in the ocean off Western Australia earlier this month are now suspected of smuggling 800 pounds of cocaine. Aristides Avlontis, 36, Mate Stipinovich, 49, and Karl Whitburn, 45, claimed they were fishermen whose boat capsized...

200 Hours After the Quake, the Improbable: Survivors

Yet the combined death toll stands at nearly 40K

(Newser) - The New York Times puts the count of "improbable rescues" at nine: people finally freed from the rubble roughly 200 hours after devastating earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria. One of those rescues involved two brothers who survived on protein powder and by drinking their own urine; the men, ages...

Pro Soccer Player Pulled From Quake Rubble

Christian Atsu plays for a team in Turkey

(Newser) - The rescues continue in Turkey and Syria from the rubble of Monday's massive earthquake , and a notable one on Tuesday involves a professional soccer player. Christian Atsu, a former player in the UK's Premier League and now a member of a team in Turkey, was rescued in that...

Amid Grim Scenes After Quake, a Toddler's Rescue

Death toll is now more than 2.3K in Turkey and Syria

(Newser) - The updates from Monday morning's powerful Turkey-Syria earthquake continue to be grim, with more than 2,300 dead in the latest official tally, per the AP . But amid the bad news come moments like this one, as shown in video from the BBC and Reuters . In the clip, a...

This Owl Had Quite the Morning on Tuesday

After being circled by crows, rescuers saved injured bird from middle of icy Indiana lake

(Newser) - A wounded great horned owl is recuperating after being rescued earlier this week from an icy Indiana lake. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that the groundskeeper at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville first spotted the owl Tuesday morning trying to get off the ground, a swarm of crows circling...

Family Calls Swept-Away Diver's Rescue a 'Miracle'

Dylan Gartenmayer was found off Key West, Florida

(Newser) - For a moment, the family members look out at the black speck in the water—fearful, waiting. Then they erupt in cheers, and no wonder. Their loved one, 22-year-old spearfishing diver Dylan Gartenmayer, had then been missing for at least three hours, per NBC Miami . Gartenmayer had been free diving...

Why Rescuers Often Drown Saving Relatives

At least 4 such people have died that way in Australia in January

(Newser) - Australia typically sees six deaths each year in which people drown trying to save family members. With the count for January hitting three within the first week of the month alone, the Guardian decided to take a look at why rescuers "often perish" while trying to save family members...

Russia to Send Rescue Capsule for Astronauts on ISS

Damaged Soyuz means there's only one other 'escape pod,' with just 4 seats for 7 astronauts

(Newser) - Last month, a Soyuz MS-22 capsule docked at the International Space Station sprang a tiny leak , suspected to be the result of a meteoroid hit. Although Roscosmos, Russia's space agency, said the astronaut and two cosmonauts who flew to the ISS in September in that capsule—American Frank Rubio...

2 Hikers Got a NYE Lift From Tenn. National Guard

Tennessee National Guard had to swoop in on a Black Hawk helicopter to rescue stranded pair

(Newser) - Two hikers are OK after a New Year's Eve hike on the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee turned frightening. Per a release , the state's Department of Military reports that it and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency received a call not long after 5am local time on Saturday about a...

Rescuers Pull 200 Migrants From Sinking Boat

Syrian woman and child are reported killed in Mediterranean

(Newser) - Lebanon's navy and UN peacekeepers on Saturday rescued more than 200 migrants from a boat sinking in the Mediterranean Sea hours after it left northern Lebanon's coast, the military said in a statement. Two migrants were killed, the AP reports. The army statement said the vessel was carrying...

Fisherman Rescued After 2 Days Clinging to Buoy

'I had [a] second opportunity to face life with different eyes and to be a better man'

(Newser) - In some ways, Christmas Day was really terrible for Brazilian fisherman David Soares. Then again, he lived to tell the tale and apparently gained a new appreciation for life. Per the BBC , Soares, 43, set off alone on Sunday from Atafona beach, about 200 miles north of Rio de Janeiro....

Kayakers Make 'Pretty Comical' Rescue of Pilot in Icy Creek

Maryland officials, however, say they saved life of man who crashed into Maryland waters

(Newser) - A pilot has a number of shovel-wielding kayakers to thank following his rescue from an icy creek in Maryland after his plane plunged into it. Per a release from the Maryland State Police, 71-year-old Steve Couchman of Frederick took off Monday morning in his single-engine Piper Cherokee aircraft from Lee...

Community Rallies to Save Horses Who Fell in Icy Pond

4 horses pulled out of frigid waters after 3-hour rescue effort in Montana

(Newser) - Four horse siblings are doing A-OK after a terrifying ordeal earlier this month on a partially frozen Montana pond. The Washington Post reports that the incident took place Dec. 5 on the 80-acre Artemis Acres ranch in Kalispell, on a day with temperatures hovering in the teens. Ranch manager Alexis...

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