Rare leopard captured in northern Iraq
An endangered leopard captured in Iraq's mountainous north had its hind leg amputated following a trap-inflicted wound. The Persian leopard, taken in a day earlier in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region near the border with Turkey, had injured two people, said Colonel Jamal Saado, head of the environmental protection police in Dohuk province.news.yahoo.com
VIDEO: Oakland County deputy uses Narcan to save man found overdosed in truck
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man was brought back to life Friday morning by an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy after he had overdosed on heroin. The man and his driver were both unconscious behind the wheel of a moving pickup truck. The deputy was dispatched to the scene near the border of Auburn Hills and Orion Township. With the clock ticking, he used two shots of Narcan to slowly bring the man back to life. As the man regained consciousness, he was disoriented and began communicating with the first responders.
Dog stranded on ice saved in daring rescue in frigid Detroit River
DETROIT - Rescue crews risked their lives in the frigid water of the Detroit River to save a dog stranded on the ice. The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team saved this dog which was stranded on the icy Detroit River on January 4, 2021. (Photo by the Michigan Humane ASAR)The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue was called in to save the dog by Detroit Animal Care and Control. The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team saved this dog which was stranded on the icy Detroit River on January 4, 2021. The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team saved this dog which was stranded on the icy Detroit River on January 4, 2021.mlive.com
MSP trooper, Good Samaritans pull father, son from fiery crash on Ann Arbor Road
Good Samaritans pulled a man and child from the SUV before it became engulfed in flames Tuesday. Michigan State Police trooper Dan Drewyor was on his way to the MSP Brighton Post Tuesday morning when he saw the jack-knifed semi on Ann Arbor Road. “It was very fortunate things happened the way they did with an as good of an outcome. Thanks to multiple good Samaritans who stepped up to help with the rescue, the trooper and along with several bystanders were able to get everyone out the burning vehicle. “A lot of thanks need to go out to the gentleman that helped me,” Drewyor said.
Trooper, good Samaritan rescue father and son from crash in Plymouth Township
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A first responder and a good Samaritan jumped into action after an SUV and a semi lost control and crashed in Plymouth Township. As of 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth Township was still blocked off. The Plymouth Township Fire Chief said the overpass was covered in ice, which is what caused the crash. The victims, a father and son, were transported to an area hospital. The father and son were rescued by a Michigan State Police trooper and a man who was passing by.
2 Lake Orion teens rescued after being swept by large wave into Lake Michigan
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were rescued Saturday morning after being swept into Lake Michigan. The two Lake Orion teens were on a pier in Grand Haven when a wave struck them and dragged the two into the lake. Officials said they treaded water until someone was able to get a life-ring to them and pull them out of the water. The man was treated for a minor injury and is expected to be OK.WOODTV reports the pier has been shut down until lake conditions have improved.
Swimmers caught in Lake Michigan rip current rescued
PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. Two men have been rescued from Lake Michigan after they were caught in a rip current while swimming. The 34-year-old and 32-year-old men were at Holland State Park in western Michigans Park Township early Sunday evening when they were swept into deeper water, according to the Ottawa County sheriff's office. A jet ski operator was able to get one of the men to a pier where bystanders began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Another jet ski operator was able to take the second man to a beach where he was evaluated by paramedics. The sheriffs office said a no-swimming notice was posted at the state park where three people have drowned this year.
Priest, another man presumed dead in Detroit River
GROSSE ILE, Mich. Authorities searched for a priest and another man who were presumed dead after a boat capsized in the Detroit River, police said Monday. The incident occurred Sunday near Grosse Ile, a suburban island between Michigan and Ontario, Canada. It's very unusual for a 39-foot boat to capsize, Grosse Ile police Lt. Kenneth Pelland said. Rooney, 66, a native of Ireland, was pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Trenton, his latest assignment during more than 30 years as a priest. Horrible for the community, Pelland said.
Family rescues dog nearly 4 miles offshore in Lake Michigan
FRANKFORT, Mich. – A dog treading water nearly four miles offshore in Lake Michigan has been rescued by a family out on a boating trip. The family was able to have the dog scanned for a microchip. The owners later were located and reunited with their dog. “I just hope that if this was my dog, somebody would do the same for me,” Wilcox said. “I would just be very grateful, happy because I know how rough Lake Michigan can be.”
3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand
The men were missing in the Micronesia archipelago east of the Philippines for nearly three days when their "SOS" sign was spotted by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft, the Australian defense department said. (Australian Defence Force via AP)WELLINGTON Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say. The men were found about 190 kilometers (118 miles) from where they had set out. The men were found in good condition, and an Australian military helicopter was able to land on the beach and give them food and water. SOS is an internationally recognized distress signal that originates from Morse code.
Woman says guardian angels came to her rescue during medical emergency in Wixom
WIXOM, Mich. Judy Musto said guardian angels came to her rescue when a medical emergency happened while she was driving in Wixom that put her and her dog in danger. Wixom police officer Greg Evans arrived on scene. Wixom firefighters checked on Musto, while police officers got her dog, Chico, out of the car. Officer Evans then drove Musto and Chico to an animal hospital and offered to wait with them. Musto and Chico are both doing OK. Musto wanted to thank her heroes for everything they did that day.
Coast Guard rescues 5 people, dog from sinking boat in Lake Huron
BAY CITY, Mich. – Five people and a dog have been rescued from a sinking boat in Saginaw Bay. The 50-foot vessel was halfway submerged and one person wearing a life jacket was in the water when a Coast Guard rescue boat arrived after 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard said Thursday in a release. A line was tossed to the person who was pulled aboard the Coast Guard Station Saginaw River rescue boat. The other four people and the dog were helped aboard the rescue boat from the sinking vessel. Salvage crews were working Thursday on a plan to remove the sinking boat from Saginaw Bay, according to the Coast Guard.
US Coast Guard rescues 10 people from water in Grand Traverse Bay
GRAND TRAVERSE BAY, Mich. The US Coast Guard rescued 10 people from the water in Grand Traverse Bay on Friday. Officials say the people were rescued after their boat starting sinking into the water. At around 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center received a distress radio call from a 30-foot vessel that was taking on water. The crew got on scene within 20 minutes and deployed their rescue swimmer to transfer everyone to a Good Samaritan vessel that had arrived to assist. In the video a a U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer can be seen assisting 10 people from a sinking 30-foot vessel to a Good Samaritans vessel in Grand Traverse Bay on Friday.
Michigan state trooper saves driver from burning truck on I-94 in Van Buren Township
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. Dramatic video from I-94 in Van Buren Township shows a state trooper rescues an unconscious driver from a burning truck. The officer was able to get the man out of his car," Shaw said. READ: Video shows Michigan state trooper rescue unconscious driver from burning vehicle on I-94The trooper was heading to the range for training day when they overheard a call about a vehicle that was on eastbound I-94 near Haggerty. The trooper hit the window to get inside and dragged the driver out of the burning car. READ: State police: Vehicle, boat burn along I-94 near Haggerty Road
Video shows Michigan state trooper rescue unconscious driver from burning vehicle on I-94
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. Dashcam video from a Michigan State Police troopers vehicle show the trooper rushing to save an unconscious driver from a burning pickup truck Tuesday morning along eastbound I-94 near Haggerty Road. State police said troopers were called about 6:15 a.m. about a car and boat fire on the interstate. The trooper used his baton to break out the passenger side window and pull the driver out of the pickup truck. The trooper was then able to pull the driver from the truck, reads a statement from state police. The pickup truck was pulling a boat trailer.
Rochester Hills firefighters urge extreme caution during river use after water rescue
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. Two individuals were reported as trapped in the Clinton River in Rochester Hills on Tuesday afternoon. The Rochester Hills Fire Department arrived to the area of Avon and South Livernois to rescue the individuals around 5 p.m. Upon arrival firefighters found the individuals out of the water, but their kayaks were wedged in tree debris in the river, officials said. The Rochester Hills Fire Department is urging extreme caution to residents visiting the river due to high water and fast moving currents caused by recent heavy rains. Officials say downtown Midland could be under 9 feet of water due to the condition of the Edenville dam.
Southfield Fire Department rescues ducklings trapped in storm drain
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Southfield Fire Department (SFD) came to the rescue on Saturday morning when a brood of ducklings fell into a storm drain. According to a news tip, a duck and her 10 ducklings were crossing Southfield Road to reach a water pond at Spring Haven Apartments when they fell into a storm drain. Members of SFD were able to rescue nine of the 10 ducklings and return them to safety. The resident believes a good samaritan must have witnessed the incident and called the fire department for help. Full Screen 1 / 5 The Southfield Fire Department came to the rescue when 10 ducklings fell into a storm drain on May 2, 2020.
WATCH: Police, bystanders rescue woman from freezing water in Harrison Township
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Bodycamera video shows the moment police and bystanders pull a woman from freezing water in Harrison Township. The woman fell into the water on Monday while she was fishing. Macomb County deputies said the woman was in the water for 15 minutes after slipping off the dock. Firefighters arrived on scene to treat the woman. Deputies said she was doing better on Wednesday.
Chaos on the Border, Robots to the Rescue, To Kill a Mockingbird
Chaos on the Border, Robots to the Rescue, To Kill a Mockingbird The chaos behind Donald Trump's policy of family separation at the border; then, robots come to the rescue after Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster; and, "To Kill a Mockingbird" comes to Broadwaycbsnews.com
Veteran's widow battles money mix-up
While Mrs. Fisher was enjoying her treat, she has not enjoyed a long battle over a money mixup regarding some $3,100. Money Mistake Uncovered"It was in March we realized the account number was... incorrect," said Janet Wescott. She shared her frustration with Ruth to the Rescue, "Comerica says the VA needs to initiate it. Ruth to the Rescue Gets InvolvedThe Ruth to the Rescue consumer unit contacted the Veterans Affairs Department on October 29th. We recognize that this situation has been unresolved for too long and at the detriment of Mrs. Fisher, which is why we issued a check to her today.
Bizzie Box: Dry cleaning breakthrough
DETROIT – All of us are busy with work, children, and never-ending errands like picking up the dry cleaning. We've fixed that issue with the Bizzie Box," Wudyka told Ruth to the Rescue. The "Bizzie Box" is a patented locker system that allows clients to get convenient pickup and delivery of their dry cleaning. How Bizzie Box system worksHere's how the concept works. More Bizzie Box ownerWudyka is a longtime entrepreneur, based in Michigan, who is a leading authority in the dry cleaning business.