This baby elephant had fallen down a well. The rescuers first had to tend with the mother, driving her back so they could then get a rope underneath the baby which proved difficult as the rope kept floating on top of the water. The team persevered.
Everyone knows you never go near a signet, not when their parents are around. You do at great risk to yourself as they are fiercely protective, as parents should be. However, this Wildlife Aid worker had no choice when the signet had put himself in real danger, so the rescue just had to go for it.
This homeless puppy has clearly been through enough that he doesn’t trust humans. He’s living on railroad tracks and looking a little worse for wear. But a local rescue centre is alerted to his situation and they move into rescue mode.
This man in New Zealand fishes these ducklings out of a drain. The mother hovers frantically nearby as her entire brood is trapped under the drain grate and as soon as they are all rescued they dutifully fall into line behind her and waddle off into the bushes. Hero of the day.
When truck driver David Fredericksen’s saw a horrific car crash and burst into flames he barely hesitated in seeing what he could do, even though the situation looked very bleak. Other people, seeing the call to action, alighted their vehicles and rushed to lend a hand. They found a grandmother and her 1 year old grand daughter trapped inside the burning car. They managed to free both of them and get them to safety before the car finally exploded. There were no fatalities. Definitely Hero of the Day.
You may also notice that 14 seconds after the crash the van who was directly behind the crash decided he couldn’t hang around to see if he could help save a life or assist traffic police in their subsequent investigation and just pulled up around the burning car and buggered off. Classy.
Fireman Cory Kalanick enters a smoke-filled house that he was attending to put a fire out and finds a tiny kitten unconscious on the bedroom floor. Definitely our Hero of the Day.
This film was shot by fireman Cory Kalanick and later used in an advert for a camera.
A policeman saves choking woman. The officer in Kalamazoo spotted her driving a little erratically, you can see she’s over the central line a few times so he pulls her over. Little did he realise that he was actually saving her life there and then.
A puppy stranded on some rocks as the tide quickly draws in is saved by a guy out paddling near Herne Bay, UK. This is our Hero of the Day for sure as the wee puppy was definitely doomed if not for him and his efforts.
Original Source Charlie Head.