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Good News Tuesday: Three Rescues


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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Teen Swimmers Rescued by a Boat with a Special Name

Tyler and Heather decided to go for a swim off of Vilano Beach, Florida. Their plan was to swim to an offshore island but the powerful current pulled them away. Then they tried to make it to a lighthouse, but they were pulled further out to sea. They linked arms and floated to conserve energy, and they prayed. Thirty minutes after their prayer, they were rescued by a boat named, “Amen.” Sometimes our prayers are answered quickly, sometimes it takes a while. This answer came in the nick of time.



Quick Thinking and Skill on a Crane Rescues 14 People

Lan Junze, a 19 year old crane operator in China rescued 14 people from a burning building.  I saw this story first at the Good News Network. 


37 Spotted Seal Pups Rescued and Released

Found by police three months ago, the seal pups had been captured by traffickers in China to be sold to aquariums, shops and other commercial venues.  Eight suspects were arrested as spotted seals are “now a protected species in China.”

I spotted this story in my Goodnewsletter email which led me to this AP article.

The article gave me a jolt of sadness because all the seal pups could not be saved, but at least 37 were saved and released. Kudos and commendations to the officers who rescued them and the people who cared for released them!

I wish I could’ve found a video with these spotted pups being released, but we can use our imaginations.

Here’s an alternative video of harbor seal pups being released a couple of years ago.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

15 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Three Rescues

  1. Great stories! I love the ind about the crane operator (but they’re all good).

  2. wonderful being rescued
    by boat or crane appropriately
    named 🙂

  3. Of all these. excellent stories, the first is the most amazing

  4. There’s so much good going on in the world, isn’t there? I appreciate you spreading some of it. JoAnna, I just nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

    • Yes, there IS a log of good going on in the world. Thank you so much appreciating the good news and for the nomination. I don’t do awards, but I do appreciate the support!

  5. Hi JoAnna! Great stories! When I read the one about the rescue boat last week all I could think was YES! AMEN!! Imagine how that family feels.
    Hope you are well. Sending all good thoughts ❤

  6. here’s another good bit… as often as people get yelled at during work, reasonable responses are now good news

  7. 👍 wonderful 🙋‍♀️🐝

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