A seven-year-old girl was all set to ride in a go-kart when the throttle got stuck, leaving her unable to stop the vehicle. One man saw her in distress and stopped the kart with his bare hands; the family of the girl is calling him their hero. View Now
Sometimes cats want to be in trees. The Animal Rescue Team in Los Angelos, well-known for their hard work in retrieveing felines from trees, went out to perform another such rescue in San Pedro, California. However, when the rescuer got close to the cat, it got itself down from the tree, and proceeded to climb up a nearby powerline. It was perched at its next location before the rescuer was even able to get down from the original tree. View Now
Fire lanes are put in place for a reason. Firefighters en route to a burning house in Russia were delayed due to multiple cars parked illegally, making the truck unable to fit on the road. The rescue team sent a group of firefighters off to fight the fire, while the rest worked at moving the cars blockading their path.
Two people moving a couch in Ireland also faced a moving violation, but in their case, it was the couch that was feeling violated. View Now
Volunteer workers with Animal Aid Unlimited in India were called to rescue a dog stuck at the bottom of a well. The walls were crumbling and it wasn’t stable enough to lower a rescuer down the side. They decided to get a big crane to lower a volunteer into the well to rescue the poor pooch. View Now
Passersby were the heroes in this dramatic video, which has surfaced from Trujillo, Peru. In the video, you see people scrambling to safely pull a family out of a car, now vertical down in a giant sinkhole. The family of three suffered only minor bumps and bruises. View Now
Rescuers saved three seagulls who got stuck down a large pipe in Alaska. They used a bucket to pull the birds to safety. A rescuer worker used a net to save a hawk that got trapped under a cage of an empty pool in Florida. View Now
Small animals can get stuck in tiny spaces. A man happened across an iguana stuck in an open spot in a chain-link fence, and after some work, was able to rescue it.
Another man found a sparrow trapped in a small vent on his roof, and had to construct a long pole in order to get it out. View Now
Firefighters will never get enough credit for all that they do. From battling dangerous explosions to doing all that they can to stop someone's home from burning, their work is truly an act of selfless civil service. View Now
While out on the ice in Sweden, some curlers came across a sounder of swine stuck in the middle of the frozen lake. So, they did what curlers do best, and curled them to shore.
While the helpless boars got curled, a deer in New York was doing research. Human research. This deer was watching a woman through a window, and mimicked her movements. Good thing she didn't try to drive a car. View Now
WARNING: Video is extremely graphic, but the story is remarkable.
Casey Neistat was flying his drone when it lost control and crash landed a building's rooftop. You will laugh so hard when you see his elaborate disguise and contraption he created to rescue his beloved drone. Thankfully he was able to get dramatic footage of the recovery of the drone via GoPro. View Now
Some lake-goers in Australia came across a dolphin stuck in shallow water and decided to lend a hand. Upon reaching the dolphin, however, they found it had a nasty cut in one of its fins, so they took care of that too, before sending back into the water.
Then a poor little kitten that got stuck in a tree in Los Angeles received the royal treatment in its rescue, complete with an aerial lift and a loving nuzzle. View Now
The capabilities of drones seem to be expanding every day. Recently, researchers in Slovenia have tested drones as part of rescue teams. One of their recent proof of concept videos uses a drone to drop a rope to a man stuck in a frozen lake. The rescue team can then pull the man to shore with the other end of the rope. View Now
3 crew members of a brand new yacht that set sail from the Dominican Republic sent a distress call to the Coast Guard. The yacht began to sink into the ocean. The crew lost radio signal with the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard radioed out a distress call to vessels in the general area. Crew members from a powered catamaran saw their distress light and rescued the sinking crew members and brought them aboard. View Now
Two kind men rescued two birds from fishing line after they both became tangled together. The men then released both birds back into the wild. View Now
This selfie didn't end well. A tourist was taking a picture of herself by a well in India, but ended up falling into the hole. The local community immediately went into action, tying their shirts together to create a rope for the woman to hold onto so they could pull her out.
An individual in Brazil also had a bad fall that almost resulted in him getting run over by a train. The young man was feeling ill and collapsed on the train tracks; he was spotted with just enough time to stop the train. View Now
A gigantic bull elk felt the brunt of Oregon's harsh winter this year when it fell in the snow and got stuck. Troopers from Fish and Wildlife found the animal and were able to rescue it, but it was a difficult task given te size of the beast. View Now
A team responding to a massive fire in Melbourne, Australia ended up getting trapped in the blazing inferno, after flames quickly surrounded their vehicles. Although some of the crew was outside and faced the brunt of the fire, there were no reported injuries. View Now
A whale was in a bit of trouble when it found itself entangled in an unmanned net. A rescue team went out to lend a hand, but the confused whale didn't quite understand what they were doing. While the rescue commenced, the whale thrashed, and ended up slapping one of its rescuers in the face. Luckily the individual didn't get knocked off the raft, and the whale was freed from the net. View Now
After a fierce storm hit Isreal, a litter of puppies got stuck underneath a house. Their mother made rescue trips under the house and was able to retrieve seven of her puppies. The family was then taken to a shelter and cared for. See more videos like this over at Viral Hog. View Now
Bad weather isn't just bad news for people, it means trouble for animals as well. A rescue by the Teignmouth lifeboat crew of a labrador retriever likely saved the canine's life, as it was stuck in cold weather surrounded by water. A saint bernard also needed help, but the poor dog was stuck in snow and ice. View Now
This woman was trapped inside of a caged balcony on the fourth floor of a burning building in China. Firefighter rushed to rescue her and carried her on their backs to safety. View Now
Hope for Paws rescued an abandoned white female German shepherd from the desert. The dog was drinking water from a puddle of muddy water last September. Rescue workers had to use a tranquilizer gun on the dog because she was weary of humans. Hope for Paws named the dog Venus and got her veterinarian treatment and grooming. Venus is now under the care of a foster parent but she is currently available for adoption. View Now
Russian firefighters responded to a house on fire. One firefighter was blasted by a propane tank during the fire fight. Then watch as this deer is rescued. The deer got trapped under a propane tank due to ice. View Now
These animals got rescued just in time. A sheep managed to get stuck high up on a mountain in Wales, and by the time it got back to land, it looked a little worse for wear. And the possum trapped on the power line seemed to be doing okay - except for the hungry birds circling it, that is. View Now
In addition to all of the amazing things drones can do for sports and nature footage, Flyability has now come up with a way to use drones as a lifesaving device. They created a drone designed to travel in small spaces, and successfully tested their prototype by flying it into a narrow crevasse. The drone is said to be able to fly up to thirty feet underground, a feat which could prove instrumental in rescuing stranded hikers. See Flyability's full video on these rescue drones here. View Now