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  • Divers recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea. The confirmed death toll is now 46.
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rescue, world news
  • One of relatives of passengers aboard a sunken ferry cries during a Buddhist ceremony to pray for speedy rescue and their safety at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014.
  • Police arrested the captain and two other crew members of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago.
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  • The captain of a South Korean ferry that sunk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, hides his face.
  • South Korea's ferry disaster investigation focused on a sharp turn and a delayed evacuation order.
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rescue, eyewitness news
  • A group of people on a raft move towards a South Korean ferry that sunk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
  • South Korea's ferry disaster investigation focused on a sharp turn and a delayed evacuation order.
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  • Relatives of a passenger aboard a sunken ferry weep as they wait for the news on the rescue operation, at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014.
  • An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast until 30 minutes later.
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  • Family members of passengers on the South Korean ferry that sunk on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 mourn in this undated file photo.
  • An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast.
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  • A sinking South Korean ferry that was carrying 475 passengers on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast.
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  • Relatives wait for their missing loved ones at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
  • A ferry carrying 475 people, mostly high school students on a trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's coast.
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  • Relatives wait for their missing loved ones at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
  • A ferry carrying 475 people, mostly high school students on a trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's coast.
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rescue, world news
  • Relatives wait for their missing loved ones at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
  • A ferry carrying 475 people, mostly high school students on a trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's coast.
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  • Passengers from a South Korean ferry escape the sinking ship on a life raft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • A ferry carrying 475 people, mostly high school students, sank off South Korea's coast.
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  • An image of a ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
  • A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students, sank off South Korea's coast.
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  • More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 after a ferry carrying 476 sank in cold waters off South Koreas southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14.
  • More than 100 were unaccounted hours after a ferry carrying 476 sank in cold waters off South Korea's coast, killing 2.
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  • More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 after a ferry carrying 476 sank in cold waters off South Koreas southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14.
  • More than 100 were unaccounted hours after a ferry carrying 476 sank in cold waters off South Korea's coast, killing 2.
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  • Fire crews respond to a house fire in the 6700 block of Crista Palma Lane in Huntington Beach Monday, April 14, 2014.
  • A Huntington Beach man helped rescue his neighbors from their burning home early Monday morning, a fire official said.
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fire, rescue, orange county news
  • Fire crews respond to a house fire in the 6700 block of Crista Palma Lane in Huntington Beach Monday, April 14, 2014.
  • A Huntington Beach man helped rescue his neighbors from their burning home early Monday morning, a fire official said.
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  • Workers move debris in Oso, Washington at the scene of the March 22 deadly mudslide.
  • President Obama will survey mudslide damage later this month and meet with victims, first responders and recovery workers.
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rescue, national news
  • Three people were rescued by firefighters after their SUV ran off the road and landed upside down at the bottom of a dry river bed in Huntington Beach Saturday, April 5, 2014.
  • Firefighters rescued three people after their SUV crashed and landed in a river bed in Huntington Beach Saturday.
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rescue, car crash, orange county news
  • A man put his own life on the line to rescue a fellow truck driver from a fiery crash.
  • A man who put his own life on the line to rescue a fellow truck driver from a fiery crash speaks out in an Eyewitness News exclusive. Watch Elex Michaelson's report from Eyewitness News at 11 p.m.
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  • A man put his own life on the line to rescue a fellow truck driver from a fiery crash.
  • Exclusive: A man who put his own life on the line to rescue a fellow truck driver from a fiery crash speaks out.
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  • Robert Root, who went missing in Northern California during a snow storm, lies on a stretcher as he is moved to an ambulance on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
  • Two men who went missing in Northern California were found after surviving frigid weather and a snow storm.
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missing person, rescue, northern california, eyewitness news
  • Robert Root, who went missing in Northern California during a snow storm, lies on a stretcher as he is moved to an ambulance on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
  • Two men who went missing in Northern California were found after surviving frigid weather and a snow storm, authorities said.
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missing person, rescue, northern california, california news, bri winkler
  • A dashcam captures 2 deputies risking their own lives trying to save an elderly woman from a Yorba Linda house fire.
  • A dashcam captures 2 deputies risking their own lives trying to save an elderly woman from a Yorba Linda house fire.
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fire, rescue, eyewitness news
  • Charmaine Gooden holds her son on March 25, 2014.
  • A mother on Tuesday got a chance to thank two police officers who saved her baby's life in South Los Angeles.
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rescue, los angeles news, leanne suter
  • Search dog Stratus leaps through a debris field while working with a handler following a deadly mudslide, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash.
  • Eight Riverside firefighters are expected to assist with the search for those missing after a deadly Washington mudslide.
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  • A man jumped for his life to escape the raging flames of a building fire in Texas on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
  • A man jumped for his life to escape the raging flames of a building fire in Texas. See the dramatic rescue.
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  • Charmaine Gooden holds her son on March 25, 2014.
  • A mother on Tuesday got a chance to thank two police officers who saved her baby's life in South Los Angeles.
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  • A Burbank couple used their box spring mattress to save the life of a toddler tumbling from a third-story window.
  • A Burbank couple used their mattress to save the life of a toddler tumbling from a third-story window.
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  • A Burbank couple used their box spring mattress to save the life of a toddler tumbling from a third-story window.
  • A Burbank couple used their box spring mattress to save the life of a toddler tumbling from a third-story window.
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  • Several Rosary High School students tumbled several feet when an apron covering the orchestra folded during a performance at Servite High School in Anaheim on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
  • The stage that collapsed at Servite High School in Anaheim Saturday had a construction flaw, according to the school.
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school, rescue, orange county news
  • The aftermath of a stage collapse at Servite High School is shown in a photo from Anaheim police on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
  • Anaheim firefighters responded to Servite High School after a stage collapsed Saturday night, injuring at least 25 people.
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school, rescue, orange county news
  • Four hikers were rescued from a remote area of Malibu Creek State Park after being stranded near a rising creek Sunday, March 2, 2014.
  • Four hikers were rescued from the Malibu Creek State Park after being stranded near a rising creek Saturday.
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storm, malibu/pacific palisades, rescue, los angeles news
  • Two men and two pit bulls clinging to a tree in the middle of the L.A. River in Cypress Park were saved by a rescue team on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
  • Two men and two pit bulls clinging to a tree in the middle of the L.A. River were saved by a rescue team on Friday.
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rescue, flooding, rain, storm, weather
  • Sebastian de la Cruz is seen in this February 2014 photo.
  • A 5-month-old baby's rescue on a busy Miami Freeway is raising awareness on CPR training.
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rescue, national news, rob hayes
  • Incredible pictures captured the moments when a baby stopped breathing during traffic along the Dolphin Expressway in Miami.
  • Incredible pictures captured the moments when a baby stopped breathing during traffic along a busy Miami freeway.
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rescue, national news, elex michaelson
  • Jose Salvador Alvarenga, 37, of El Salvador arrived in Majuro, the capital city of the Marshall Islands, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 after allegedly spending 13 months lost at sea.
  • Jose Salvador Alvarenga says he spent more than a year lost at sea and survived by eating turtles and drinking bird blood.
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  • A Good Samaritan boat that rescued two plane crash victims off Catalina Island is seen in the undated file photo. The crash happened Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The two victims were not seriously injured.
  • Two people were rescued after their small airplane plunged into the Catalina Channel on Saturday.
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rescue, los angeles news
  • Five-year-old Karli La Fever, of Murrieta, helped save the life of her great-grandmother who was having a medical emergency.
  • A quick-thinking 5-year-old in Murrieta helped save the life of her great-grandmother who was having a medical emergency.
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riverside county, rescue, inland empire news, leticia juarez
  • A vessel carrying about two dozen people ran aground in Anacapa Island off the coast of Port Hueneme in Ventura County Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
  • Three people were injured when a fishing boat ran aground in Anacapa Island off the coast of Port Hueneme Monday.
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rescue, ventura county news
  • One person had to be rescued after a car went off a cliff and plunged into the ocean in Palos Verdes on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
  • A 19-year-old driver had to be rescued after his car went off a cliff and plunged into the ocean in Palos Verdes.
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car crash, rescue, los angeles news
  • Orange County Fire Authority officials rescued a 3-year-old girl who got her head stuck in a gate at a McDonalds on the 5900 block of Beach Boulevard in Buena Park Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
  • Orange County officials rescued a 3-year-old girl who got her head stuck in a gate at McDonalds Wednesday.
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  • Two El Monte police officers are being credited with saving the life of a 2-year-old boy who was choking on a piece of candy.
  • Two El Monte police officers are being credited with saving the life of a 2-year-old boy who was choking on a piece of candy.
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  • An 87-year-old man, seen in this photo, was rescued by a brave neighbor when his mobile home went up in flames in Westminster on Friday, Dec. 7, 2013.
  • An 87-year-old man was rescued by a brave neighbor when his mobile home went up in flames in Westminster.
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  • A woman had to be rescued in Santa Ana on Monday after getting stuck in a small space between two buildings.
  • A woman had to be rescued in Santa Ana on Monday after getting stuck in a small space between two buildings.
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rescue, orange county news
  • Francisco Melendez, who died while trying to save two people from the ocean in San Pedro on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, is seen in this undated family photo.
  • The wife of the man who died while trying to rescue two people from the ocean in San Pedro says he was a 'generous person.'
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  • Los Angeles City Fire Department officials respond to the area near the Cabrillo Beach breakwater in San Pedro after a man died trying to save two people who were swept by a large wave Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
  • A man who tried to rescue two people who were swept by a wave off the Cabrillo Beach breakwater in San Pedro has died.
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  • A map indicates the area near the 1400 block of Walnut Avenue in Long Beach where a worker was buried to his waist in mud Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
  • Long Beach firefighters rescued a worker buried to his waist in mud Saturday, officials said.
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long beach, rescue, los angeles news
  • A woman is rescued by emergency personnel after crashing a car into a canal in San Bernardino near Gilbert Street and Canyon Road on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
  • Two women were saved in a daring rescue after they drove straight into a canal in San Bernardino.
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san bernardino county, car crash, rescue, inland empire news
  • A hiker missing for six days was rescued after starting a fire in the forest on Sunday, October 27, 2013.
  • A man missing for six days was rescued Sunday after starting a fire in the San Bernardino National Forest.
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rescue, san bernardino county, inland empire news
  • Orion Wholean is seen swimming with a 300-pound bull shark off the coast of Florida in this undated file photo.
  • A fisherman risked his own life by jumping overboard off the coast of Florida to revive a 300-pound bull shark.
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animal news, rescue, bizarre news