These Vigilante Rescue Jeeps Are Saving Big Rigs And Cars In Storms

The highways of storm-ravaged north Texas have been exceptionally slippery this year, and constantly shut down by large crashes. So the good samaritans of the Chisholm Jeep Club have been posting up, winches ready, waiting for stuck citizens to save. » 2/26/15 9:36am 2/26/15 9:36am

Boy Scout Troop Rescues Pilot Who Crashed Into A River

The pilot of a downed Mooney M20 was lucky his bad day was met by a troop of scouts who lived up to their motto to always be prepared. Shortly after takeoff engine trouble required the pilot to ditch in the nearby Congaree River near Columbia, S.C. » 12/26/14 8:54am 12/26/14 8:54am

This Frightening Armored Forklift Could Be Batman's Bobcat

Remember that time your dad rented a Bobcat, and you had a riot ruining the lawn and lifting things? "The Rook" is like that, but bulletproof and with attachments designed to smash walls, heave cars, spray knockout gas, or drop troops onto your roof. » 12/19/14 12:41pm 12/19/14 12:41pm

See The Epicenter Of Ebola From The Seat Of A Ragtag Liberian Ambulance

With no dispatcher, no police escort, and rudimentary protective gear, Mr. Kamara shunts his secondhand ambulance through the chaos of Monrovia, Liberia in a desperate effort stifle the ebola epidemic at its source. But the odds are only getting longer. » 10/17/14 10:01am 10/17/14 10:01am

These Beastly Disaster-Rescue Rigs Will Bring WiFi To The Apocalypse

Duracell Batteries has a fleet of disaster response vehicles called "Power Forward" that swoop in during mass power outages to bring people what they probably want more than anything; a chance to charge their phone and check Facebook. This storm season, new rigs trucks are joining the fleet to go even deeper. » 9/30/14 2:18pm 9/30/14 2:18pm

Puppies With Heads Stuck In Car Wheels: An Epidemic, Apparently

Last week firefighters in Texas spent ages using water, elbow grease, real grease, and finally a Sawzall to free a wayward dog who'd wedged its head through the center of a car wheel. This also happened in Fresno not that long ago. Dogs, get it together already! » 9/03/14 2:08pm 9/03/14 2:08pm

Watch D.C. Cops Save A Man Who Tries To Kill Himself, Changes His Mind


A 22-year-old man in Washington D.C. came very close to ending his own life on the tracks of the Metro, were it not for the quick actions of Transit Police and the driver of the train headed his way. » 8/27/14 3:55pm 8/27/14 3:55pm

Land Rover Off-Road Ambulances Look Cool Bringing Help To The Hinterland

Land Rover has been supplying 4x4s to the British Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for sixty years. Over that time 120 vehicles have helped some 900,000 people in places that made great photo ops for the beautiful British 4x4. » 7/08/14 10:12am 7/08/14 10:12am

Amazing Cat That Rescued Boy Gives First Television Interview

This morning, everyone lost their shit over Tara, the hero cat of Bakersfield who saved her owner's 4-year-old son from an unprovoked dog attack in one of the greatest cat videos of all time. Now, Tara finally speaks. Kind of. » 5/14/14 5:04pm 5/14/14 5:04pm

Pickup Pulls Semi-Truck Out Of The Sand In Badass Beach Recovery

Somebody decided the beach of South Padre Island, Texas was just a fine place to park a semi-truck cab, until it was static as a dead whale. Luckily for them somebody showed up with a stout pickup, which beat that old devil wheelspin to rescue the rig. » 5/14/14 2:51pm 5/14/14 2:51pm

BMW Rescue Rigs Are The Classiest Rides To The Hospital

Doesn't matter if they're built for the autobahn or hauling bloody bodies to the hospital, it seems like BMWs always return to their natural environment: posing in valet lines waiting for pretty people to pick them up. » 5/01/14 1:48pm 5/01/14 1:48pm

Watch Rescuers Save A Man From An Upside-Down Car In A Colorado Flood

Flash flooding in Colorado has left at least three people dead, but rescuers were able to save one man from an overturned car partially submerged in rushing water in a rather dramatic fashion. » 9/12/13 12:21pm 9/12/13 12:21pm

Two F-16s Collided Last Night. Here's Raw Footage of the Rescue.

Last night, two F-16 fighter jets collided during a training mission off the coast of Chincoteague, Virginia. One pilot had to eject into the sea at about 10:30PM. Here's the captivating raw footage the Coast Guard pulling him out of the water to safety. » 8/02/13 2:17pm 8/02/13 2:17pm

Watch This Heart-Stopping Rescue Of A Snowmobiler Buried By Avalanche

Here's the scene. A few snowmobilers out enjoying a weekend trip on the side of a mountain. One rider falls. Another rider drives above him and triggers an avalanche, quickly consuming the man. And then the rescue begins. Movie? No, real life — and it's one of the most heart-stopping videos I've ever seen. » 1/24/12 1:30pm 1/24/12 1:30pm

The 11 Best Coast Guard Videos Of 2010

From oil-saturated Gulf of Mexico waters to the ice-covered Hudson River, the U.S. Coast Guard saved more than 4,300 lives last year. Here are the 11 best videos of daring rescues, choppy sea-crossings, and one truly frightening battery replacement. » 12/31/10 3:30pm 12/31/10 3:30pm

Flying Car, Sort of: First X-Hawk Could Be Ready By 2009

It sure is tough to find flying-car news these days. (C'mon, Moller, we are you shipping?) But the Seattle Times comes through with a profile on Rafi Yoeli, the Israeli conceptualist behind the X-Hawk urban rescue vehicle, which broached our radar range back in 2004. Apparently, Yoeli's gotten a basic prototype to… » 2/01/07 7:13am 2/01/07 7:13am

Spy Photos: 2007 Jeep Rescue

A new Jeep production model based on the Rescue concept, shown at last year's Detroit Auto Show, made a recent debut in lensshot of a spy photog's rig. The four-door version of the Wrangler is the first in the line to feature a new, heavy-duty architecture, on which Jeep will build a new two-door model and likely a… » 7/25/05 12:37pm 7/25/05 12:37pm