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  • Man rescued from smoky, stuck elevator

    January 8, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man had an experience he'd likely rather forget inside a downtown high-rise Wednesday. Emergency crews were called to the Chase Bank building on Laurel Street about a man being stuck in an elevator that was filling up with smoke. The man was trapped between the eight... more »
  • Competition surfer revived by San Diego lifeguards

    September 15, 2013 11:55 AM

    SAN DIEGO - San Diego lifeguards had to restart the heart of a surfer who fell off his board in a contest at Pacific Beach. U-T San Diego reports the unidentified 62-year-old surfer was taking part in the 20th annual longboard contest put on by the Old Mission Beach Athletic... more »
  • 3 rescued after helicopter iced on Alaska volcano

    September 7, 2013 5:30 PM

    ALASKA - Two researchers and their pilot have been rescued from a remote Alaska volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters say the rescue came at about 5 p.m. on Friday. None of the three people was injured, identified as pilot... more »
  • 700-plus roosters rescued from breeder

    August 15, 2013 10:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A woman called the Louisiana SPCA and reported some 50 cockfighting roosters in a neighbor's back lawn. But when investigators arrived at the home Wednesday, they found much more than they bargained for. Officials say they rescued more than 700 birds in what the organization describes at... more »
  • Boy rescued from Ind. sand dune moving arms, legs

    July 15, 2013 10:43 AM

    CHICAGO - The doctor who helped treat a 6-year-old Illinois boy who was buried in sand for hours at a northern Indiana dune says the child is expected to make a full neurological recovery. Dr. Tracy Koogler is medical director of pediatric intensive care at the University of Chicago Medical... more »
  • La. teen missing off Honduras coast rescued

    July 3, 2013 2:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Louisiana teenager and seven others on a boat that vanished off the coast of Honduras have been found. The U.S. Coast Guard found the group Wednesday morning on Utila Island, about 65 miles from where they left shore. They had been stranded there since Sunday after the... more »
  • 20 safe after vessel hits platform, sinks in Gulf

    June 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say an offshore supply boat struck a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday and sank after all 20 people aboard were transferred safely to another boat. Coast Guard Petty Officer Ivan Barnes says none of the 16 passengers or four crew members on... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Boy thanks hero stranger for saving his life Play Video

    May 28, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is getting nothing but thanks from a family they call a hero. Saturday, Sherman Jackson saved two unresponsive boys from the Dove Creek Apartment pool in Baton Rouge. After he told News 2 his emotional rescue story Monday , the people he saved... more »
  • Woman, son rescued from flooded van Play Video

    April 24, 2013 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency personnel rescued a woman and her son when flooding trapped them in their van this morning. Mimi Vidrine said she was driving in downtown Baton Rouge when she got to Napoleon Street, which had water over the road. She ventured in anyway, and the... more »
  • Report: 34 horses rescued

    February 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    HAMMOND- More than two-dozen horses have been rescued from areas of Tangipahoa Parish. Activists told ActionNews17.com , the horses were abused and neglected. Randy Stegall, Humane Society president, told the website there could be more cases. If you would like to help, contact Hammond Veterinary Services or... more »
  • Canadian rescued after pinned in junk-filled home

    January 18, 2013 12:55 PM

    BURNABY, British Columbia - A Canadian man in his 70s was severely dehydrated after being pinned for several days under debris in his home that had piled up almost to the ceiling. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday a man called to report that he had not seen his... more »
  • Appalachian Trail hiker trapped by snow is rescued

    November 2, 2012 3:59 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - An Appalachian Trail hiker has been rescued from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after calling 911 to say he didn't think he'd be able to make his way out because of snowdrifts up to 5 feet high left by Superstorm Sandy. Park service spokeswoman Molly Schroer... more »
  • 3 dead, 24 rescued after yacht capsizes off NY

    July 5, 2012 6:57 AM

    OYSTER BAY, N.Y. - Police say three bodies have been pulled out of New York's Long Island Sound after a yacht capsized on the Fourth of July, and 24 others were rescued. Nassau County Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack says the three were recovered from the water near Oyster Bay... more »
  • Rescued after 4 Days Trapped in Her Home

    October 6, 2011 7:27 PM

    An 80-year-old woman in California was rescued after she spent four days trapped between her bed and the wall in her house. She was discovered by sheriff's deputies after they received a call to check on her welfare. The woman had not been seen for days and her pets weren't... more »
  • Rabbits rescued from breeder in Florida

    May 8, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Nearly 80 rabbits got a second chance at life. They were days away from being gassed to death. In an interview with a news station in Florida, rabbit breeder Carolyn Barnett said she was prepared to gas the rabbits because she couldn't afford to keep them. ... more »
  • Four men rescued from sinking boat in Timbalier Bay

    September 30, 2010 2:58 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents rescued four crewmen from a sinking commercial shrimp boat in Timbalier Bay. Agents responded to a distress call Wednesday afternoon from the "Hippy Boy", which was located west of Belle Pass. The four crewmen safely rescued were Lenh Thach,... more »
  • Audubon to release rehabbed dolphin

    September 30, 2010 5:34 AM

    The Audubon Nature Institute says a male bottlenose dolphin rescued in June will be released Friday from the Cameron Parish beach where he was found. It's the first time the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program has been able to release a rehabilitated dolphin, rather than sending it... more »
  • 15 brown pelicans released in La.

    August 6, 2010 6:34 AM

    Fifteen brown pelicans rescued from the Gulf oil spill have been released back into their Louisiana coastal habitat. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday's release of pelicans is the first in Louisiana since the spill started in April. Hundreds of pelicans rescued and cleaned in Louisiana have... more »

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