Video frame grab from video of rescue at Yosemite Falls posted on YouTube by AP.

Amazing footage of a rescued backpacker in Yosemite (Video)

A backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall at Yosemite National Park was hoisted to safety by a helicopter rescue crew. Video of the rescue shows the helicopter hovering over a […]


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1 rescued, 1 missing off Central California beach

GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers say two people were swept into the ocean on a beach in northern Santa Barbara County, and only one of them has been found. County fire Capt. David Sadecki tells […]



Apartment in Houston destroyed by fire

Houston fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a huge apartment complex that was under construction. Construction workers were the only people on the site when the blaze broke […]


This booking photo released by the Volusia (Fla.) County Division of Corrections shows Ebony Wilkerson. Wilkerson, accused of driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida, was charged Friday, March 7, 2014, with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, though she has denied trying to harm anyone, authorities said. (AP Photo/Volusia (Fla.) County Corrections)

Mom blames husband after driving kids into ocean

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first thing a pregnant South Carolina woman said after driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida was that she was abused by […]


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CHP rescues hang glider dangling from tree

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California hang glider who ended up dangling from a eucalyptus tree is back on earth thanks to a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew who performed a delicate rescue operation. […]


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Superhero movie stunt men save woman in real life

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Three stunt men for a superhero movie who were at Comic-Con saved a woman who was dangling from a 14th floor balcony in San Diego, police said. Lt. Kevin Mayer said […]


Firefighters work to rescue 2 from LA trench

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles firefighters are conducting a rescue operation in a construction trench in Pacific Palisades. Two construction workers were reported trapped in a trench collapse around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.


Man to be honored for 2 Fla. rescues in 2 days

(AP) – A man who made two rescues in two days is being honored by the St. Petersburg Fire Department for his lifesaving actions. Gus Hertz was fishing near the Gulf of Mexico last week […]



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