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  • Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 from burning vessel

    June 7, 2014 8:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A good Samaritan and Coast Guard crew assisted in the rescue of six people from a burning vessel 46 miles south southwest of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Saturday. The Coast Guard received a report from the good Samaritan vessel Blue Water Cowboy that a 27-foot contender had... more »
  • Boaters help Coast Guard rescue overboard shrimper

    May 3, 2014 3:58 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Shrimpers and boaters have rescued a man who fell overboard without a life jacket from a shrimp boat. The Coast Guard says the rescue happened Friday about 19 miles from Grand Isle. The unnamed man was treated by paramedics but not hospitalized. The shrimp boat... more »
  • Evacuees Return Home Only for Minutes

    August 5, 2013 11:41 PM

    The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has suspended escorting residents into their homes. Early Monday afternoon, residents were allowed to go home for less than 10 minutes to pick up prescription medications, pets, and clothes. Not going home wasn't an option for the Wiltz family. Like many, they had... more »
  • Flooding Continues, Dozens Rescued

    January 12, 2013 10:55 PM

    From St. Landry to Vermilion Parishes, high water has covered much of South Louisiana. One major problem, backwater flooding. Crowley is one of the hardest hit areas. Water covers Parkerson Avenue as well as exit 80 westbound on I-10. One of the hardest hit neighborhoods, North Cherokee Drive... more »
  • Flood of January 2013 5PM A Block

    January 10, 2013 7:39 PM

    A January storm for the record books as around-the-clock rain leaves much of Acadiana under water. This is the worst winter flooding in Acadiana in 20 years. Click the video link for the first block of our five o'clock coverage.
  • Photog: Too far to rescue man from subway tracks

    December 5, 2012 9:23 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The photographer who took the picture of a New York City man who'd been pushed into the path of a subway train says he was too far down the platform to have saved him. Freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi tells NBC's "Today" show that he wasn't... more »
  • CRUISE AGROUND: Ship rescue ops suspended off Tuscany in rough sea

    January 16, 2012 10:24 AM

    ROME (AP) - Rescue crews say a rescue operation on a cruise ship that ran aground and capsized off Tuscany has been suspended after the Costa Concordia shifted a few inches (centimeters) in rough seas. Fears are mounting that if the ship shifts significantly, the 500,000 gallons of fuel may... more »
  • Abbeville Police Honored for Heroic Rescue

    January 3, 2012 11:30 PM

    In Abbeville, a daring rescue by police officers on Christmas Eve was recognized by the Mayor and Council Members. Less than two weeks ago, a home on Charity Street caught fire. Abbeville Senior Patrol Officer Joshua J. Hebert said when they arrived on scene the back of the house... more »
  • Firefighters Make Special Rescue

    December 5, 2011 1:00 AM

    This time of year stories like a house fire might seem especially heart-breaking, but this story in Carencro has a happy ending. In all, crews from five different departments were called in to fight the fire. Flames taking just a matter of minutes to destroy a place, the Davis... more »
  • Major Fire Sends Two to Hospital Including a Fire Fighter

    March 27, 2011 11:52 PM

    A major fire in Abbeville sent two people to the hospital including a firefighter, but not before he was able to make a dramatic rescue. "There was so much smoke and flames" Justin Roy was on his way back home when he noticed smoke billowing over Robie Circle just... more »
  • Man Missing After Fall Off Calumet River Bridge

    December 21, 2010 5:48 PM

    Search and rescue teams are scouring the Calumet River looking for a man who's been missing since Monday night. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office 22-year-old Lewis Mills of Georgia, LA, had fallen into the river just after 11:00 p.m. Monday. "When officers responded, it was learned that he... more »
  • Test Shows Chile Mine Rescue Shaft Works

    October 11, 2010 12:29 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The engineer leading Chilean rescue efforts says his team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the miners are trapped. Andres Sougarett says the empty capsule descended 2,000 feet (610 meters), just 46 feet (14 meters) short of... more »
  • Turtle egg rescue at space center billed success

    September 8, 2010 9:39 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The unprecedented turtle rescue effort at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is winding down. A total of 278 sea turtle nests were trucked to the space center from the Gulf Coast from the end of June until mid-August. Wildlife officials organized the relocation because of fears... more »
  • Teens Help Rescue Driver and 3-Year-Old

    July 19, 2010 9:35 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - State police say two teenagers helped rescue a man and his son whose car ran into Cheniere Lake. Fourteen-year-old Chris Smith and 19-year-old Josh McDowel said they wish they could also have helped the man's wife, who died Saturday night. Troopers say 28-year-old Jessica Kelley died... more »
  • Rescue Of Oiled Wildlife

    July 14, 2010 7:10 PM

    The rescue of oiled wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to be an important mission for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). Working closely with state, federal and contracted forces assembled to rescue birds, sea turtles and marine mammals, LDWF biologists patrol coastal waters and... more »
  • Coast Guard Rescue

    June 1, 2010 8:34 PM

    Leaving dock on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the crew of the coast guard cutter pompano doesn't have to rush. But on the night of April 20th, just after 10 o'clock,they responded to a distress call from the oil rig deep water horizon: 40 miles off the southern tip of Louisiana.... more »
  • Oiled Bird 1st to be Treated at Ala. Rescue Center

    May 14, 2010 9:41 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - Bird rescue workers say a royal tern found on a Mississippi barrier island is the first oiled bird to be treated at a rescue center in Alabama. Jay Holcomb, spokesman for the rescue groups, says it was caught on Horn Island and brought Wednesday to... more »
  • Coast Guard Rescue in Terrebone Bay

    March 22, 2010 12:14 PM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued four people from a 47-foot towing vessel that ran aground in Terrebonne Bay, about 12 miles south of Cocodrie. The Coast Guard received a call about 3:30 p.m. Sunday from a crew member aboard the vessel, Captain Monk. The crew member... more »
  • Lafayette Based Shipping Company Aids In Gulf Rescue

    December 22, 2009 4:11 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A boat used by an elderly Houston-area man sailing to Mexico reached Texas a week after he was rescued in rough seas. The Houston Chronicle reports the 32-foot Enchantress was towed to Galveston on Tuesday. A Coast Guard helicopter on Dec. 15 hoisted 80-year-old Ken Ketchum... more »

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