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May 26, 2011
Maryland Search and Rescue is holding its annual spring recruiting open house June 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, in Highland. The recruiting open house is also being held in conjunction with BSA Venture Crew 616, a coed youth program for children who are at least 13 years old and have completed the eighth grade. Maryland Search and Rescue trains and deploys volunteers to assist in lost-person searches throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
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Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
A man working inside a rowhouse near Camden Yards was trapped under tons of debris for several hours Monday after the back of the building collapsed, Baltimore fire officials said. Rescue workers pulled the victim — who suffered life-threatening injuries — from the home at 528 S. Paca St. about 4:30 p.m. The building collapsed about noon, but crews spent hours attempting to secure the structure. During the rescue, officials shut down a portion of Russell Street, snarling traffic south of downtown.
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May 21, 2011
Baltimore firefighters who staff Truck Co. 1 have received a commendation from the department for saving the life of a 2-week old baby who was suffering a heart attack in February. Because of a delayed response from an ambulance, officials said the firefighters transported the infant to the hospital in their fire truck. "The patient survived due to the quick action, and medical attention provided by members of Truck Company 1," city fire commanders said in a statement. According to the department, the firefighters responded on Feb. 7 to an East Baltimore rowhouse in the 1600 block of N. Caroline St. for a report of a baby not breathing.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Make plans to spend Sunday at the B&O Railroad Museum in downtown Baltimore for a great day of trains, history, and adoptable dogs. Bella's Bully Buddies dog rescue, which finds homes for pit bulls in need, will hold its Rails & Trails event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all are invited for family fun and maybe the chance to add to that family. The rescue will host Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot, along with family and pet-friendly vendors, a dog-training demonstration, carnival games and prizes, a coloring and stamping station, live entertainment, a moon bounce, and a chalk and bubble fun station, too. Admission is just $1 and includes parking and museum admission.
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March 24, 2012
Stacey Heaver, of Westminster, a member of Gettysburg College's Gettysburg Recreational Adventure Board (GRAB), recently used her wilderness training and expertise as the unit was called upon to help rescue a woman who fell 80 feet off a cliff at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Heaver and other GRAB students had spent their spring break at the gorge, participating in a climbing program and learning about high line rescues. Just days before they were slated to leave, one of the search and rescue volunteers who had worked with them earlier in the week contacted the group to ask for help — a woman had fallen near an area called Indian Staircase.
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Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
A man working inside a rowhouse near Camden Yards was trapped under tons of debris for several hours Monday after the back of the building collapsed, Baltimore fire officials said. Rescue workers pulled the victim — who suffered life-threatening injuries — from the home at 528 S. Paca St. about 4:30 p.m. The building collapsed about noon, but crews spent hours attempting to secure the structure. During the rescue, officials shut down a portion of Russell Street, snarling traffic south of downtown.
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By Larry Carsonand Joe Nawrozki and Larry Carsonand Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | September 27, 1990
A 46-year-old construction worker trapped for more than three hours in a ditch that collapsed yesterday on the grounds of the St. Paul's School in Brooklandville was in serious condition today.William Brennman, a worker for Kinsley Construction of York, Pa., was trapped to his waist in dirt in a six-foot deep ditch from 10:35 a.m. until about 2 p.m. Firefighters stabilized the sides and dug him free.Brennman was taken by ambulance to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore where he was listed in serious condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
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March 8, 1991
Well, well, well! Now that the fighting in the Persian Gulf is over, Japan comes riding to the rescue, astride a metaphorical white stallion like the one the emperor used to ride, offering $9 billion to help pay for war costs.Mind you, even though Japan gets an irreplaceable share of its petroleum from the Persian Gulf, the country nevertheless didn't send a single soldier or sailor to fight, and, for that matter, sent support groups such as medics only in laughably small numbers. At the outset the Japanese promised to help foot the bill for the operation, but these promises tended to be as evanescent as Japan's promises to lift trade barriers.
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January 4, 1995
Not for the first time, the U.S. will have to do whatever it takes to rescue Mexico from financial crisis. Our neighbor to the south is once again convulsed by a run on the peso caused by profligate economic policies designed to ease domestic unrest. And, once again, the government is forced to respond with austerity measures punishing to a huge worker-peasant class that has seen its real earnings diminish despite increasing industrialization.But that is not Mexico's only problem. As a medium-sized Third World nation that shares a 2,000-mile border with the world's richest, biggest, market, its position is truly unique.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
An 18-year-old from Montgomery County was hospitalized Monday after getting caught in a rip tide while swimming in Ocean City , authorities said. An initial rescue call for three swimmers stuck in the water near 137th Street went out around 4:30 p.m., according to Ocean City Beach Patrol. A beach patrol responder quickly rescued two of the swimmers but was unable to find the third, police said. A team of 15 rescue swimmers from beach patrol, Ocean City Fire Department, Maryland State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard eventually found the teenager, who was taken to Atlantic General Hospital after being treated at the scene, police said.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
It was the first day of camp, a busy day at the swimming pool of the Baltimore Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills. Amid the happy splashing, lifeguard Jalina Ray spotted something that didn't look right. She got the attention of fellow lifeguard Andrew Minkin, and pointed to an 8-year-old thrashing underwater. "I originally thought it was just a kid messing around at the bottom of the pool," said Minkin, 18, a senior at the McDonogh School. "When he didn't surface after 10 seconds, I became really concerned.
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ByJoe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Officials at an animal rescue center in Harwood said Friday they are housing the feral cat that last week prompted closure of Richard Henry Lee Elmentary School in Glen Burnie. Anne Arundel County school officials had spotted the cat last Friday and, after failing to capture it, closed the school over concerns that students might be bitten or scratched. The cat was finally caught Sept. 2 by county animal control officials. On Friday, officials from Rude Ranch Animal Rescue in Harwood, a volunteer-based nonprofit, said animal rescue had brought the feline to its facility.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City 's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized in the rough waves. Coast Guard Station Ocean City received a report of an overturned vessel about 4:30 p.m. A crew aboard a 47-foot lifeboat was already out on the water for training and was diverted to rescue the mariners. All three were rescued, according to the Coast Guard. Hurricane Cristobal several hundred miles off the coast was churning seas from Florida to the mid-Atlantic.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Heavy rain led to flash flooding that closed roads and required widespread swift-water rescues from trapped vehicles Tuesday. A flash flood warning was in effect across parts of the Baltimore region through 6:45 p.m. At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 2.7 inches of rain fell in just one hour, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. More than 6 inches of rain fell as of 4 p.m., surpassing a record for Tuesday's date, 4.91 inches on...
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By Yvonne Wenger and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Tuesday's torrential rain - the most to fall in one day in more than 80 years - shut down portions of major roadways, stranded dozens of motorists, including some who had to be rescued, and caused dangerous flash floods throughout the region. More than 6 inches of rain fell steadily throughout the day, leading the Orioles to postpone their game against the Yankees, gallons of sewage to spill into the Jones Falls and fliers returning to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to find vehicles stuck in flooded long-term parking lots.
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By Scott Dance and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
Firefighters rescued 24 riders who were stranded for hours Sunday atop a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Largo, officials said. "All riders safely on the ground," the Prince George's County Fire Department tweeted shortly after 7 p.m. Earlier, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor reported: "Operation going as smooth as can be expected. Patrons being evaluated. " The Joker's Jinx stalled at about 3 p.m., park officials tweeted, stranding the riders on a high curve. "All riders are safe, upright and being helped off the ride with PGCo Fire support," officials reported.
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March 15, 1994
Large mounds of dirty snow looming on the fringes of school and shopping center parking lots are testament to the worst winter in recent memory. In Maryland winters past, most snow that fell in January and February had melted by the second week of March. Any snowfall in mid-March typically would melt within days, if not hours, after hitting the ground. This year, the snow and ice are still hanging around like houseguests overstaying their welcome.Thanks to these dingy piles of snow, we still wander around with winter on our minds even though spring is officially but a week away.
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March 6, 2013
A juvenile Cooper's hawk with a broken wing was running along the fences backing to Windstream Drive on March 5. I made several unsuccessful attempts to rescue the youngster with the help of some neighbors I had never met and a close friend. It was very cold and getting dark but I was determined to save this beautiful bird from certain death. In desperation I hesitantly called 911, fearful of being accused of (and possibly fined for) inappropriately calling. I was surprised and elated when the woman who answered kindly offered to call Animal Control directly since they were closed.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Firefighters rescued two baby raccoons from a fire in a Waverly home Thursday morning, officials said. The working fire was reported at about 6:35 a.m. in the 500 block of E. 26th St. and was brought under control in less than 45 minutes, department spokesman Ian Brennan said. He said no one was in the home, which was initially thought to be vacant until a man on the scene claimed to live there. Firefighters called Animal Control to take custody of the raccoons for treatment.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
A man having trouble breathing was rescued Tuesday from a fishing boat off the coast of Ocean City by Coast Guard helicopter. The man, 41, was fishing on a boat approximately 45 miles off Ocean City at about 3:30 p.m. when another crew member aboard the boat contacted the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore and requested a medevac. The man was airlifted by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City around 5:30 p.m. and taken back to New Jersey for medical evaluation.
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