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Construction worker buried alive, saved by crew and firefighters in west Modesto

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A construction worker was standing above a 30-foot trench in west Modesto where a sewer system is being installed when the earth beneath him gave way Friday morning.

The man, who is in his 60s, fell nearly 30 feet and several feet of dirt piled on top of him, said Modesto Fire Department Battalion Chief Ed Bartley.

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Not Guilty! Jury Acquits Activists Who Rescued Sick Foster Farms Chickens from Truck

in Animals/Community/News

Former Baywatch star Alexandra Paul and co-defendant Alicia Santurio were found not guilty of misdemeanor theft after rescuing two suffering chickens from a transport truck outside a Foster Farms slaughterhouse in Livingston, California.

The incident, documented by animal protection organization Direct Action Everywhere, occurred in September 2021. 

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Boy airlifted after falling off park play structure Friday evening

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On Friday, March 17th, 2023, at 6:07 pm, the Turlock Fire Department, Turlock Police Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported injured person at Ferreira Ranch Park, 460 Sandy Way, Turlock, after a child had fallen off the play structure.

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Know who this Turlock ‘good Samaritan’ is? Police still looking for car fire rescuer

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The Turlock Police Department has yet to identify the rescuer who pulled a man out of a burning car last week, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Detectives would like to talk with the rescuer to investigate the incident, and Sgt. Michael Parmley said there were no updates on the case as of Tuesday afternoon.

A video shows the rescuer make several attempts to pull a man out of the back seat of a burning vehicle on the 200 block of D Street at about 12:10 a.m. Thursday. After rescuing him through the car’s rear hatch, police said, the person left the scene. Witnesses reported the fire after hearing tires pop from the heat.

Continue Reading on The Modesto Bee

Young girl saves mom from burning home

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TURLOCK, California (KOVR) — A mom is alive thanks to the quick thinking of her 11-year-old daughter.

The Tudor’s Turlock home caught fire last week. Flames quickly tore through the garage and up to the second floor. As smoke filled the air, Paisley Tudor focused on getting her mother to safety.

The Tudor’s home still stands with the windows singed and all their belongings burned to the ground. Paisley Tudor remembers the sounds and smells of everything that night.

“I was really scared. I couldn’t see anything,” Paisley told CBS13. “All I smelled was this horrible smell of plastic burning and rubber. It smelled horrible and I could hear stuff falling.”

But in the panic to get out of their burning house, Paisley only thought of one thing. She wanted to make sure her mother made it out safely.

“I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t have my mom. I thought that family was more important than items. Things can be replaced but people can’t,” said Paisley.

Paisley ran through the dark house straight to her mother’s room. She screamed, waking her up out of a sound sleep.

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Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in Oregon snowstorm

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SALEM, Ore. — Robert Campbell was thoroughly soaked, shivering, his wet sleeping bag covering him in the only shelter he could find -- a pit toilet in a closed campground -- after getting lost in a snowstorm in Oregon while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

Campbell was saved on Friday by a search team from the local sheriff's department, who found his footprints in the snow. Heavy snow was forecast through Saturday evening in the Cascade Range.

"I really think I owe them my life because ... I couldn't have made it another night. My sleeping bag and tent are just completely soaked and probably ruined and I have no dry clothes," Campbell said from a motel Friday night in Detroit, Oregon. His voice hoarse, he noted there were blue spots on one foot and his toenails were blue.

Continue Reading on The Press Democrat

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