An Air Canada flight was asked by Australian authorities to investigate an emergency beacon. The plane, with 270 people, flew at 4000 feet as crew and passengers used binoculars to locate a stranded sailor, who was later rescued by police. The flight landed safely in Sydney, 90 minutes delayed.
In 1965, a four-year-old nearly drowned at a beach, but was rescued by a woman named Alice Blaise. 9 years later, that boy saved a man at the same beach. That man was Alice’s husband.
In 1992 an inflatable bouncy castle took flight with 5 children inside. To save them, a 21 year-old man grabbed one of the trailing ropes, climbed up to the castle 15 meters in the air and pulled each child out, before losing his grip and falling through the canvas roof of a dodgems tent. He survived but suffered an electric shock from the dodgems, while also sustaining a leg injury that required 52 stitches.
80 years ago a town in Australia rescued a lost aircraft by turning the power on an off to spell the town’s name in Morse code. Residents used car headlights to help it land on the racecourse, pulled it out of the mud the next morning and sent it on its way to second place in an air race. Sadly, the aircraft later crashed in the Syrian Desert, killing all on board.
A man once rescued a newborn baby from a dumpster, only to find out the baby was his.
30 years ago Joe Delaney, NFL running back, died trying to rescue three children from drowning… Delaney himself could not swim.