January 30, 1986
With reference to the Jan. 19 article "14 injured in Montco van crash" I wish to make the following remarks: It should be noted that while the two families living in the homes at the accident site were the first on the scene the "bystanders" referred to were members of Spring Mountain Ski Patrol who were alerted that there had been an accident in close proximity. Five members of the ski patrol immediately drove to the accident site and attended to the injured well before the ambulances and paramedics were on the site.
March 10, 1998 |
Rescuers had just loaded an injured motorist into an ambulance next to the rain-slick Pennsylvania Turnpike when a tractor-trailer suddenly flipped onto its side and plowed into the ambulance and two other vehicles. The huge crash yesterday killed one volunteer firefighter and injured nine other fire and ambulance crew members - one critically - just after 2:30 p.m. about 2 miles west of the Downingtown exit in the westbound lanes. A spokeswoman for Brandywine Hospital said four of the injured had been admitted, one in critical condition.
July 18, 1990 |
Philippine and U.S. rescue teams today began lifting concrete slabs at a school in order to remove the bodies of dozens of children crushed to death in an earthquake. Strong aftershocks rattled the earthquake-devastated area north of Manila today as crews worked to clear a road to the hard-hit mountain resort of Baguio. More bodies were dug out, raising the death toll from Monday's quake to 311. Filipino and American rescue workers wore surgical masks or handkerchiefs tied around their faces as protection against the stench of bodies pinned under mounds of concrete slabs piled on top of one another at the devastated school in Cabanatuan City, 55 miles north of Manila.
January 8, 1987 |
As the excitement and shock from the train collision begins to wear off for the passengers, neighbors and rescuers, psychologists say these emotions will likely be replaced with a lingering range of anxieties and stress. To help residents cope with the emotional trauma, psychologists and social workers from a national victim assistance group met with them yesterday so they could talk about their experiences. "You're going to get neighbor A telling neighbor B that neighbor C didn't do what she should have done.
July 16, 1992 |
When 8-year-old Billy Hoerr climbed a tree in his Brookhaven yard April 17, he accidentally touched an electrical line that burned his leg and threatened his life. Billy's accident triggered a well-orchestrated emergency response that rescued him. At Monday's Brookhaven Borough Council meeting, with Billy and his parents on hand, the council joined U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon and State Rep. Kathrynann Durham in honoring those involved with saving Billy. Awards were given to the Crozer-Chester Medical Center Paramedic Unit, several members of the Brookhaven Fire Company, Delaware County 911 personnel, the Brookhaven police and the Parkside Ambulance crew that took Billy to the hospital.
October 21, 2011 |
The parents of one of the Tacony dungeon captives want to thank their daughter's rescuers and plan to seek custody of her two children, their lawyer said today. Steven G. Wigrizer said 29-year-old victim Tamara Breeden's children are among the 10 children linked to the case and now in the care of the Department of Human Services. He said Breeden's parents, Wilbert and Peggy Wanamaker, who live in Kensington, plan to seek temporary custody of their two grandchildren, believed to be ages 2 and 7. "The Wanamakers want to thank the residents of Longshore Avenue who first noticed and reported the suspicious behavior that led to the rescue of their daughter," Wigrizer, of Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, said today in a statement.
September 17, 1990 |
Rescue workers yesterday plucked a toddler from a 12-foot-deep construction hole where he had been wedged for 14 hours. Twenty-month-old Kevin Davis busied himself making mud balls and listening to his mother's repertoire of nursery songs before rescuers reached him at dawn. "It was really difficult. I could hear him crying, but I couldn't touch him and I couldn't help him," Kevin's mother, Lisa, said as she fought back tears at a news conference at Denver General Hospital yesterday.
April 20, 2011 |
BOISE, Idaho - Rescuers trying to reach a trapped Idaho silver miner Tuesday were forced by dangerous conditions to shift to a new route, more than quadrupling the distance officials said workers must dig through to reach him. They were also still trying to get a separate air hole to Larry "Pete" Marek, a 53-year-old employee of Hecla Mining Co., who was trapped Friday in the cave-in and hasn't been heard from since. Instability deep inside the Lucky Friday Mine led to the shift in plans to reach Marek, said Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere.
July 13, 2011
Traffic on the westbound side of the George C. Platt Bridge has been snarled while fire crews rescued a person who jumped off the bridge, fire officials said. The man, whose identity was not available, reportedly jumped from the bridge at 5:49 p.m., officials said. Responding fire crews reported seeing the waving at them in the Schuylkill River near the Sunoco Refinery. The man was later reported to be hanging on to a pier, where he was picked up by a small fire department boat at 6:16 p.m. There was no immediate information on the man's condition.
April 28, 1995 |
Each time rescuers find a victim amid the rubble of the federal building, they call in investigators who photograph it, mark its place on an architectural drawing, and spray paint on nearby debris the date and time the body was found. Yesterday, they did it for the 102d time. Slowly and methodically, the search continued at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building as rescuers combed the wreckage of what had been the second floor of the nine-story structure. The rescuers' work has been made all the more difficult and dangerous because a bomb rather than a freak of nature caused the destruction.