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A HAPLESS would-be burglar has been been charged after he became stuck on a Sydney factory roof and had to be rescued by police and fire crews in a three-hour operation.
Police were called to a three-storey factory in Leichhardt, in Sydney’s inner-west, to find the 53-year-old on the roof.
Officers believe the man was trying to break into the joinery factory on Moore Street, but wet weather and the steep roof caused him to get stuck.
Numerous rescue attempts were made, with emergency crews eventually using a fire truck with a large ladder and a Polair helicopter to illuminate the rooftop to retrieve him.
He had numerous items on him, including a helmet with a light, bolt cutters, tin snips, a small ladder, backpack, tarpaulin, ropes and harnesses.
Read more and see more pictures: Help me! Burglar stuck on roof
A helicopter rescue team was sent out after screams were heard in a German forest only to find a man laughing loudly at a new book.
A woman called emergency services after she said she could hear someone being tortured because she heard someone “screaming” for three hours.
The rescue team found Roland Hofmann and ordered him to give up and release his hostage.
Hofmann was shocked and explained to police he had gone into the forest to read “in peace and quiet” and was reading a book that him laugh out loud.
It’s not clear what book the man was reading.
Read more: Rescue team sent for laughing man
An unusual disguise has helped a Bangkok fireman rescue an eight-year-old boy who had climbed on to a third-floor window ledge, Thai police say.
The firefighter dressed up as the comic book superhero Spider-Man in order to coax the boy, who is autistic, from his dangerous perch.
Police said teachers had alerted the fire station after the boy began crying and climbed out of a classroom window.
It was reportedly his first day at the special needs school.
Efforts by the teachers to convince the pupil back inside had failed.
But a remark by his mother about his passion for comic superheroes prompted fireman Somchai Yoosabai to rush back to the station, where he kept a Spider-Man costume in his locker.
The sight of Mr Somchai dressed as Spider-Man and holding a glass of juice for him, brought a big smile to the boy’s face, and he promptly threw himself into the arms of his “superhero”, police said.
Read more: Thai ‘Spider-Man’ to the rescue
Talk about being at the right place at the right time. You’ve got to watch the video!
A Grosse Pointe Park police officer is being called a hero for pulling a toddler out of the street.
The rescue was captured on the officer’s patrol car Dash Cam video.
Officer Ryan Willmer was talking with a driver he had just pulled over for speeding on Altar road when he heard a woman yelling for her son.
The woman and her 3-year-old son had just come out of a grocery store when the toddler darted out into the busy street.
When the officer saw the child in the street he quickly ran out, scooped the boy up and handed him back to his mother.
The toddler was not hurt.
Officer Willmer said he was just doing his job and that many of his colleagues would have done the same.
Read more and watch this story: Hero Cop Saves Little Boy
When a mail carrier realized an 80-year-old woman was inside a burning house, she didn’t hesitate to rush inside to help.
“It was something instinctive,” Jackie Jefferson said. “I wasn’t thinking. I puffed up my nerves and did it. I can’t believe it happened.”
Jefferson’s actions got the wheelchair-bound woman out of her . Then, true to her postal duties, Jefferson resumed walking her mail delivery route.
Jefferson was gone by the time Indianapolis firefighters arrived. She didn’t return until well after the fire was out and the woman she had rescued had been taken to Methodist Hospital.
Jefferson, 36, has been delivering mail only a few months. Based out of the Brightwood branch post office, she’s been filling in on others’ delivery routes.
I ran over to the house, and the lady is usually in the living room,” said Jefferson. “I grabbed ahold of the wheelchair and tried to push her as far as I could.” She got the woman out of the burning house.
“And then the flames started to come out of the door,” Jefferson said. “I’m glad I was in the right place at the right time.”
Plunging a knife in again and again, diver Craig Clasen grapples with a 12ft tiger shark to protect a friend.
For two hours he wrestled with the giant, spearing it seven times, even drowning the beast before eventually finishing it off with a knife.
The group were about to leave the deep waters south of the Mississippi River’s mouth, when Ryan McInnis found himself alone in the company of a tiger shark.
With no time to lose, Clasen grabbed his speargun and swam to his stranded friend, who was being circled by the giant predator.
‘I positioned myself between Ryan and the shark and I tried to watch it for a second, hoping it would pass us by,’ explained 32-year-old Clasen.
‘The shark made a roll and looked like it was going to charge us so I just went ahead and took the conservative route and put a shaft through its gills.
Clasen has been free diving and fishing since an early age. Hailing from Mississippi, he was brought up in a fishing family, and is an expert in all fishing disciplines. Despite his experience, Clasen took no pleasure in disposing of the giant shark.
‘This was one of the most remorseful moments I have ever had in all of my years in hunting, gathering and fishing,’ explains Clasen.
‘Personally I never shoot anything or kill anything that I am not going to eat.’
Read more and see more pictures:Pictured: The moment a diver grappled with a 12ft tiger shark to save a friend
This is something that you don’t see everyday. The driver wasn’t injured, it just made for an amazing scene.
Emergency crews in a ladder truck made a dramatic rescue Wednesday morning after a dump truck got stuck standing on its end with the driver inside.
The dump truck was left standing on its rear end with the driver suspended in the air inside the truck’s cab, officials said. The driver was pulled to safety by rescue crews in a ladder truck.
The truck remained vertical for about an hour after the driver’s rescue, and was leaning against a road sign. Officials said they had to assess the stability of the truck before moving it.
The driver was uninjured in the incident, but officials described him as “shaken up.”
Read more, watch the video and see more of these unbelievable pictures: Crash Leaves Dump Truck Standing On End
When it comes to faith, Chase Duffell’s life is a testament. But even years of believing could not have prepared the 17-year-old for what he faced one afternoon.
A truck pulled out in front of a school bus, just feet in front of him. The teen knew he had to help. “I jumped out, parked it at the church, and I came back and the whole driver’s side was in flames. I couldn’t get to the driver’s door to unlock it,“ he says. “So I went around to passenger’s side, he was unconscious laying down.“
With the car on fire, and the victim bleeding inside, Duffell had to act quickly. He used every inch of his six foot frame to pull the man to safety.
The rescue is all the more rewarding, because this is one teen who knows too much about life and death. Less than two years ago, Chase was diagnosed with cancer.
Now, Duffell’s family believes his dramatic rescue was meant to be. “I thought, God you saved him. You saved him so he could be used for somebody else’s life today. That’s overwhelming,“ his mother Muffin says.
Read more and watch that story: Teen Hero Pulls Victim From Firey Crash
Photo: Nathan Gray [IndependentMail.com]
Ousmane Ndoye came to America for opportunity. But, this taxi cab driver never thought he’d have the opportunity to give the important gift of his life.
“I’m seeing flames coming all over this house,” said Ndoye, a driver for Denver Yellow Cab. “(I hear) there’s people in the house. I say ‘what?’”
That’s when he says he noticed flames shooting out of a home across the street with an elderly woman panicked outside.
“She was screaming, ‘My daughter, she’s inside! My daughter!” said Ndoye.
Neighbors say Ora Glover lives with her disabled daughter, a middle-aged woman who uses a wheelchair. Ndoye says she was trying to get out of the house but was stuck in the doorway trying to crawl out of the burning home.
At first, Ndoye’s supervisor Randy Jensen says he didn’t even tell anybody about his heroics.
“And, he brings in this bucket and he wants us to collect donations for that family,” said Jensen, general manager of Denver Yellow Cab. “This is above and beyond.”
Some people just have good hearts.I think it is fair to say that this man is definitely one of those people.
Read more and watch that story: Cab driver helps disabled woman escape burning home