Adam Shaw and his dog Rocky, an 8 year old husky lab cross, rescued two young girls from the icy waters of the North Saskatchewan River
An Edmonton man and his dog are being hailed as heroes after they rescued two young girls who fell through ice on the North Saskatchewan River
Adam Shaw, 27, had been out on a stroll with his wife Kelsey, and the family dog when they heard the two girls’ screams. Shaw managed to pull Krymzen to safety, but Samara was quickly swept away by the current. Rocky swam after Samara, who managed to grab his leash so she could be pulled to safety. Both girls were rushed to hospital where they were treated for hypothermia and released.
Both Shaw and Rocky were honored by Fire Chief Ken Block for the heroic acts and were presented with an honorary firefighter’s helmet for Shaw, and big bone for Rocky.
A drowning boy was rescued by a group of beach-goers who formed a human chain to drag him from the powerful surf.
A 12-year-old New Zealand boy, who was swept out to sea by rough waters, was rescued by beachgoers after they formed a human chain to pull the boy back to the shore.
One Sunday, Joshua McQuoid and two friends were playing at a Napier Beach when a wave dragged McQuoid out to sea. Constable Paul Bailey of the Napier Police was the first one into the water to attempt to rescue McQuoid, but he had a difficult time holding on to him. Another police officer instructed several other people to form a giant human chain from the shoreline into the water. Fighting against the current, the 12-person chain went into the surf to bring McQuoid and Bailey to safety.
Mitchell Marcus (left) of El Paso, Texas, is the developmentally disabled team manager for his high school basketball team, the Coronado Thunderbirds.
A high school basketball player threw away his chance to score during the last game of the season, choosing instead to give a developmentally disabled member of the opposing team a shot at being a star.
Mitchell Marcus of El Paso, Texas, is the developmentally disabled team manager for his high school basketball team, the Coronado Thunderbirds. His team’s coach recently allowed him to suit up and enter a game as thanks for all his hard work and inspiration; for one moment, he was given the opportunity to be the star player on the team.
Marcus was asked to play with just two minutes remaining and the Thunderbirds holding a double-digit lead against rival Franklin High School. His teammates kept feeding Marcus the ball several times, but he kept missing the basket or turning it over.
All hope for a basket appeared lost, until rival player Jonathon Montanez inbounded the ball near Coronado High’s net. Montanez yelled Marcus’ name to get his attention, then gave him a soft bounce pass. Mitchell caught the ball, dribbled, turned around and sank a layup as the crowd went wild.