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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.
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March 10, 1998 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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July 18, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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January 8, 1987 | By Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 16, 1992 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
October 21, 2011 | Staff Report
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.
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September 17, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
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.
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April 20, 2011 | By John Miller, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
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.
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April 28, 1995 | By Daniel LeDuc, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 7, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Each time they found a dead body, they said a prayer, halting their search to stand in silence. Mostly, though, the rescuers found piles of clothing. Secondhand apparel riddled the debris of the collapsed Salvation Army thrift store on Market Street, tangling with the pieces of brick and lumber through which they delicately sifted. Thirteen hours into their search, they were used to mistaking piles of clothing for a body. But when yet another stretch of fabric was uncovered, they stopped their search anyway.
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April 26, 2013 | By Julhas Alam and Al-Emrun Garjon, Associated Press
SAVAR, Bangladesh - "Save us, brother. I beg you, brother," Mohammad Altab moaned to the rescuers who could not help him. He had been trapped for more than 24 hours, pinned between slabs of concrete in the ruins of the garment factory building where he worked. "I want to live," he pleaded, his eyes glistening with tears as he spoke of his two young children. "It's so painful here. " Altab, whose fate was unclear Thursday night, should not have been in the building when it collapsed Wednesday, killing at least 238 people.
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April 23, 2013 | By Gillian Wong, Associated Press
YA'AN, China - Rescuers and relief teams struggled to rush supplies into the rural hills of China's Sichuan province Sunday after an earthquake left at least 180 people dead and more than 11,000 injured and prompted frightened survivors to spend a night in cars, tents, and makeshift shelters. The earthquake Saturday morning triggered landslides that cut off roads and disrupted phone and power connections in mountainous Lushan county, in Sichuan's Ya'an city area, which is farther south on the same fault line where a devastating quake wreaked widespread damage five years ago. Hardest hit were villages farther up the valleys, where farmers grow rice and vegetables on terraced plots.
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March 7, 2013 | By Glenn Adams, Associated Press
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - A 17-year-old skier who tried to take a backcountry shortcut survived two nights in the wild by building a shelter, drinking from a stream, and walking toward the sound of snowmobiles during the day, officials said Tuesday. A snowmobiler who was not part of an official search party found Nicholas Joy, of Medford, Mass., about 9 a.m. Tuesday west of Sugarloaf Mountain, the Maine Warden Service said. Joy was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.
NEWS
December 25, 2012 | By Taryn Luna, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITTSBURGH - Pamela Vivirito knows that a horse with low weight might not have enough fat to endure a winter. And as hay prices have nearly doubled amid seemingly endless requests for help, she's not sure her rescue effort has enough financial padding to make it through the season, either. "It's kind of become a crisis here," she said as she walked through the Equine Angels Rescue barn she rents in Cabot near Pittsburgh. "We just took in three more horses last week because there are so many surrenders.
NEWS
December 13, 2012 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
As he was lowered into the empty water tower to rescue a man dangling 60 feet above the ground, Robert Myers stayed focused on a fundamental principle: Don't look down. "There wasn't a lot of thought - other than reverting back to training," he said. Shortly after 11 a.m. last Wednesday, Myers' Norristown fire company received an urgent call from the Lower Providence Fire Department. Two men had been performing a maintenance operation inside an empty water tower on Featherbed Lane when their equipment evidently malfunctioned.
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December 12, 2012 | By Aubrey Whelan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As he was lowered into the empty water tower to rescue a man dangling 60 feet above the ground, Robert Myers stayed focused on a fundamental principle: Don't look down. "There wasn't a lot of thought - other than reverting back to training," he said. Shortly after 11 a.m. last Wednesday, Myers' Norristown fire company received an urgent call from the Lower Providence Fire Department. Two men had been performing a maintenance operation inside an empty water tower on Featherbed Lane when their equipment evidently malfunctioned.
NEWS
November 14, 2012
Two rescued off Mount Rainier SEATTLE - Two snowboarders who spent two nights stranded on Mount Rainier were well enough to snowshoe out Tuesday after rescuers had to "swim" through snow that was chest deep in spots to reach them, national park officials said. Derek Tyndall and Thomas Dale did not appear to have frostbite or other injuries when rescuers reached them around 11 a.m., park spokeswoman Lee Snook said. The two had been stuck on the 14,410-foot mountain since Sunday after getting lost in whiteout conditions and digging a snow cave for protection.
NEWS
October 31, 2012 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer
ROSE HAD 100 questions for the man in the rain slicker and police hat, and he listened to them all as the ocean swirled by her front steps. He only had one question for her. "I said, 'Will you please, please leave here with us?' " said George Greenland, a retired North Wildwood police officer, after hauling himself back into the 10-wheel military tow truck known as the "Wrecker. " Rose - Greenland didn't know her last name - is an elderly woman who lives on the 17th Street canal, on the bay, in the city's most flood-prone area.
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