Rescue of the Day: Helicopter Saves Cop from Floods in Texas, Refuses to Put Him Down

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A dramatic rescue in Sachse, Texas quickly took a turn for the funny on Friday, when a local cop was brought on a lengthy joyride over a farm.

In the video above from FOX 4 news, the unnamed officer is airlifted by a Department of Public Safety helicopter after his car gets stuck in the rising flood waters.

The news anchors covering the event watch as he attaches himself to the harness and soars off to safety.

But once they’ve reached dry land, they don’t let him down very quickly. Instead he is taken on a 4-minute long flight across some cow-filled pastures while the world watches and the anchors laugh.

“Where are they taking him?” asks one of them, to which the other replies “It’s kind of an odd sight, isn’t it?”

They joke that maybe the extended trip was punishment for ruining a perfectly good police car.

He was eventually lowered to the ground, and will likely rise up to viral video stardom.

“He’s happy to be out and safe,” another cop named Lt. Marty Cassidy told WFAA news. “He knows he’s not going to live this down.”

Brave and Terrifying Footage of an Avalanche Rescue

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Four friends skiing in the Swiss/French Alps faced incredible turmoil when one of their own got buried in an avalanche. One of the rescuers happened to be wearing a GoPro and captured the whole experience on video. Read more about the story here.

 

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A 16-Year-Old Brit Tried to Rescue Her Phone From a Drain. This is How it Went.

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Ella Birchenough dropped her Blackberry into a storm drain after fumbling to get it into her pocket (don't laugh, we've all been there). Not content with losing it forever, she attempted to excavate the phone herself. Then, in a scene straight out of Every Cartoon Ever, her legs were left dangling while her upper torso was stuck in the drain. Birchenough insisted that she didn't need assistance, but her panicked mother called the local fire department to help get her out safely.

The phone, however, now belongs to the rats and sewer mutants.

Amazing Rescue of the Day: Man Survives in Sunken Ship for Two Days

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A man named Harrison Okene was the sole survivor after a tug boat sank off the coast of Nigeria. He survived for nearly three days inside an air pocket inside the sunken vessel. This newly released video captured by a South African dive team looks like something out of a blockbuster movie!

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