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Passenger lifts car off State Trooper after Uber driver pins the officer under his vehicle

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Date: July 4th, 2017

Category: Hero, Nutty News, odd

kennyAn Uber passenger is being hailed as a hero after he was able to lift his driver’s car off a Florida State Trooper pinned beneath.

Kenny Franklin (picture), 26, had ordered the car on the ride sharing app and was traveling down the I-4 near I-275 when his Uber driver suffered a medical emergency.

His life flashed before his eyes as the driver began accelerating rapidly on the busy highway, Fox 13 reports.  More

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Man Uses Baseball Bat To Rescue Woman From Burning Car

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Date: May 31st, 2017

Category: Hero, Nutty News

batREADING – A man at a Memorial Day cookout in Reading used a baseball bat to rescue a woman from a burning car.

The woman, Laura McCaffrey, was driving with her niece down Route 129 in Reading when police say she apparently had a seizure and lost consciousness.

Her car completely knocked down one utility pole and crashed into a second pole.

The crash broke her windshield and her car caught on fire.  More

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Cat saves family from fire by biting owner’s arm

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Date: March 4th, 2017

Category: Animals, Hero, Nutty News

catA cat has saved the lives of its owner after raising the alarm during a fire by biting on her arm. 

When a fire broke out in a Clairmont mobile home in Canada the family pet reportedly ran to the adult’s room and woke up a woman.

The woman, a mother-of-two, told the local fire department that their cat saved them.

Woken at 3:30am, the parents and children were able to flee their house and called for help.  More

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Waitress rescues elderly woman stuck in bathtub for four days

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Date: October 18th, 2016

Category: Hero, Nutty News, strange

bathtubESSEX, England – A waitress at a U.K. restaurant helped rescue an elderly woman who had been trapped in her bathtub for four days.

Sonia Congrave, a waitress at Tomassi’s cafe, became concerned when regular customer, 86-year-old Doreen Mann, did not show up for her routine slice of cake.

“It was her birthday on the Wednesday and she came in like normal.

She didn’t come infor a few days and then she didn’t come in on Saturday like she always does, but I thought perhaps her cousin from Chelmsford was visiting her,” Congrave, 39, told the Southend Echo.  More

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Pilot who crashed plane into ocean rescued by teen lifeguard – on his first day on the job

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Date: June 21st, 2016

Category: Hero, Nutty News, strange

lifeguardDramatic video of a pilot being rescued by a newly-minted lifeguard after bringing his crippled plane down in the ocean has been released.

The plane went down just 30 yards off a private beach on Rhode Island, crowded with weekend visitors.

The 62-year-old pilot from Long Island, New York, was seen climbing out on the wing of his aircraft after it crashed Saturday.

Moments later, the single-engine plane started sinking nose first. The tail section was poking out of the water.  Source

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5-Year-Old Boy Who Saved Grandma From House Fire Rewarded By Firefighters With Toy Shopping Spree

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Date: November 23rd, 2015

Category: Hero, Nutty News

shoppingPHELAN – The 5-year-old boy who earlier this month alerted his sleeping grandmother that their house was on fire, allowing the two of them to escape unharmed, received his reward on Sunday: a toy shopping spree at Target.

The San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters Local 935 Union sponsored the 1-hour shopping trip, which Nathaniel Stocks spent primarily in the toy aisle.

His went for a Buzz Lightyear toy and, of course, a toy fire truck.

The idea was to replace the toys that he lost in a blaze that charred his family’s house two weeks ago, and reward the boy’s heroic actions.  More

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Surfer saves the lives of two drowning teenage girls after they were caught in a riptide

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Date: August 22nd, 2015

Category: Hero, Nutty News

surferLake Michigan – Zeb Boeskool (third from left) fought off strong waves and a rip current to rescue the girls, aged 13 and 14, after they were seen struggling to stay afloat in Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park on Thursday.

He first helped Grand Haven Public Safety officials and other surfers to save the older of the teenagers after she was spotted around 800 feet out from the pier amid seven-foot waves.

After the girl was brought ashore, he then used swim fins to reach the other girl, who was floating in the water ‘like a log’ and not breathing.

He grabbed her and started swimming toward the shore.  More   What To Do When Caught in a Riptide – This Could Save Your Life

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Service Dog Dials 911 – Saves Blind Owner’s Life During House Fire

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Date: August 7th, 2015

Category: Animals, Hero, Nutty News

heroPhiladelphia – A service dog is being hailed a hero after she jumped into action and saved her blind owner’s life by alerting authorities to a house fire in Philadelphia Thursday morning.

The fire started inside a home on the 4300 block of Oakmont Street in the city’s Holmesburg section.

Fire officials say the homeowner, a woman in her 60’s who is blind, was inside at the time.

The woman’s service dog Yolanda immediately dialed 911 on a specialized phone.  More

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Two Restaurant Employees Receive Award For Rescuing Elderly Man From Flooded Car

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Date: July 3rd, 2015

Category: Hero

floodOklahoma – A 78-year-old Oklahoma man was saved from near disaster by two employees of a Chick-fil-A restaurant, who rescued him from his car after it was swept up in flood waters.

Terry Smith was driving to dinner in Oklahoma City when flood waters overwhelmed his car in May.

two restaurant employees Luis Torres and Jessica Gernandt, noticed his predicament and intervened to help before the emergency services got to the scene.

“He (Torres) and I went and got him and we just walked him up here to the store,” Gernandt said. “I was just thinking that I needed to help him,” added Torres, who was also working the night shift.  More

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