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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May 14, 2019 at 12:28 pm
Great stories! I love the ind about the crane operator (but they’re all good).
May 14, 2019 at 10:46 pm
I was impressed by the crane operator. He looked so young. Thanks for appreciating!
May 14, 2019 at 1:37 pm
wonderful being rescued
by boat or crane appropriately
May 14, 2019 at 10:46 pm
I can imagine the relief! 🙂
May 15, 2019 at 5:09 am
Of all these. excellent stories, the first is the most amazing
May 15, 2019 at 8:31 pm
I agree, Derrick. It’s one of those stories that gives me goosebumps. (Or as some people say, Godbumps. 🙂 )
May 16, 2019 at 3:05 am
Godbumps would be appropriate
May 15, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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.
May 15, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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!
May 16, 2019 at 11:49 am
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 ❤
May 16, 2019 at 10:08 pm
Yes! The family must still be celebrating! I am well, thank you, Lorrie. I hope you are too. Good thoughts coming back around. ❤
May 18, 2019 at 10:01 am
here’s another good bit… as often as people get yelled at during work, reasonable responses are now good news https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/05/16/waitress-mistakenly-served-customer-bottle-wine-her-manager-took-twitter-forgive-her
May 18, 2019 at 2:42 pm
What a great story and a great boss! Thank you for sharing this!
May 19, 2019 at 7:24 am
👍 wonderful 🙋♀️🐝
May 19, 2019 at 8:18 pm
Thanks, Bee. Glad you enjoyed them!