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#Quick Thinking

# quick-thinking - This year 2022

US swimmer dramatically rescued from World Championship pool after fainting
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From The42
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US swimmer dramatically rescued from World Championship pool after fainting

Jun 23rd 2022, 12:00 PM 55,591 Views 11 Comments

Anita Alvarez passed out at the conclusion of her routine during the solo free final.

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UK girl (4) receives award for helping to save mother with 999 call
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# Quick Thinking

UK girl (4) receives award for helping to save mother with 999 call

Nov 30th 2018, 6:46 PM 16,143 Views 14 Comments

Kaitlyn Wright was able to direct emergency services to their home in Dorset.

Ex-Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel stopped from swallowing tongue by team-mate
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From The42
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Ex-Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel stopped from swallowing tongue by team-mate

Mar 26th 2018, 11:39 AM 9,746 Views 12 Comments

There were worrying scenes as the Slovakia captain lay on the ground, but he has thankfully recovered.

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
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# Quick Thinking

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps

Sep 25th 2017, 9:09 AM 29,321 Views 19 Comments

Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.

Watch: Former England striker hailed a hero after rescuing children from yacht
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From The42
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Watch: Former England striker hailed a hero after rescuing children from yacht

Apr 25th 2017, 10:09 PM 12,847 Views 1 Comment

James Beattie didn’t hesitate when confronted with a crisis.

'She's not breathing': Boy (4) uses Siri to call emergency services to save mother
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# London

'She's not breathing': Boy (4) uses Siri to call emergency services to save mother

Mar 23rd 2017, 2:52 PM 24,226 Views 9 Comments

Once through to emergency services, the boy was able to say what his address was.

Gabi bitten by Torres as Deportivo doctor praises Atletico duo for quick-thinking
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From The42
# Scare

Gabi bitten by Torres as Deportivo doctor praises Atletico duo for quick-thinking

Mar 3rd 2017, 9:58 AM 17,918 Views 12 Comments

The midfielder was bitten by his unconscious team-mate as he tried to stop him from swallowing his tongue.

This clever Scotland lineout sums up everything that was wrong with Ireland's first half
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From The42
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This clever Scotland lineout sums up everything that was wrong with Ireland's first half

Feb 4th 2017, 3:26 PM 6,310 Views 4 Comments

Alex Dunbar was just left standing unopposed in the lineout.

Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow
# Heroism
# Heroism

Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow

Jan 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 21,040 Views 8 Comments

Michael Lyons’ quick reaction could have made the difference between life and death for 18-month-old Max.

Parent and baby rescued from roof after fire breaks out at Dublin house
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# Quick Thinking

Parent and baby rescued from roof after fire breaks out at Dublin house

May 4th 2016, 8:31 PM 28,767 Views 10 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade praised the parent’s “quick thinking”.

These smart kids made a human arrow to point a police helicopter towards two burglars
# Crime Fighters
# Crime Fighters

These smart kids made a human arrow to point a police helicopter towards two burglars

Apr 1st 2016, 9:43 PM 28,528 Views 25 Comments

Police, camera, action.

Chris Johnson turned this play which seemed dead into a 62-yard run
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From The42
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Chris Johnson turned this play which seemed dead into a 62-yard run

Oct 27th 2015, 8:59 AM 5,331 Views 3 Comments

The Cardinals beat the Ravens to go 5-2 overnight.

Pensioners trapped thief in shop he was trying to rob
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# Quick Thinking

Pensioners trapped thief in shop he was trying to rob

Jul 14th 2015, 5:01 PM 13,343 Views 3 Comments

Ron Smith (78) and Robert Anderson (72) have been given a bravery award.

Irish man saves a woman's life on a London street
# Lifesaver
# Lifesaver

Irish man saves a woman's life on a London street

Jun 16th 2015, 2:41 PM 37,493 Views 16 Comments

John Reidy reacted when he saw a woman going into a cardiac arrest.

Watch this biker's incredible escape by sliding under a truck Hollywood-style
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From The Daily Edge
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Watch this biker's incredible escape by sliding under a truck Hollywood-style

Sep 10th 2014, 10:17 AM 4,607 Views 2 Comments

Unbelievable reactions.

Ukrainian soccer player saves opponent who swallows his tongue
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From The42
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Ukrainian soccer player saves opponent who swallows his tongue

Mar 31st 2014, 8:56 AM 6,733 Views 6 Comments

Jaba Kankava was the hero in yesterday’s game.

adidas had this clever ad ready to go when Andy Murray won Sports Personality
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From The42
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adidas had this clever ad ready to go when Andy Murray won Sports Personality

Dec 15th 2013, 10:44 PM 9,808 Views 6 Comments

We tip our hats to the advertising men.

NFL rookie on his way to training saves family, dog from burning car
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From The42
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NFL rookie on his way to training saves family, dog from burning car

Jul 24th 2013, 7:39 PM 3,172 Views 1 Comment

Yesterday wasn’t your average Tuesday for Jonathan “Tig” Willard…

Yeovil mock up their own 'Royal Baby' notice to announce loan signing
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From The42
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Yeovil mock up their own 'Royal Baby' notice to announce loan signing

Jul 23rd 2013, 4:44 PM 2,957 Views 1 Comment

“Yeovil Town Football Club was safely delivered of a loan defender at 1pm today.” Somebody get Kay Burley on the phone.

VIDEO: How the hell did he dodge that?
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From The Daily Edge
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VIDEO: How the hell did he dodge that?

Mar 28th 2013, 10:30 PM 26,765 Views 44 Comments

Reflexes of a cat. A CAT we said.

VIDEO: Dodging a runaway truck? No problem for THIS driver
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From The Daily Edge
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VIDEO: Dodging a runaway truck? No problem for THIS driver

Nov 16th 2012, 9:41 AM 12,999 Views 23 Comments

Give this motorist a medal.

Girl grabs wheel when grandfather dies while driving
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Girl grabs wheel when grandfather dies while driving

Jul 31st 2012, 1:34 PM 10,582 Views 21 Comments

Twelve-year-old Miranda Bowman steered the pickup truck into trees.

VIDEO: Footballer scores as opposition team celebrates
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From The42
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VIDEO: Footballer scores as opposition team celebrates

May 6th 2012, 7:34 PM 1,627 Views 1 Comment

A game between Unión and River took a bizarre turn recently following the latter side’s overly enthusiastic reaction to a goal.

VIDEO: How this shot didn't cross the line, we will never know
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From The42
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VIDEO: How this shot didn't cross the line, we will never know

May 1st 2012, 2:38 PM 518 Views 0 Comments

When you’re losing 5-1, these are the ones you really need to go in for you.

Desperate woman in Dublin saved by emergency team... in Oklahoma
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Desperate woman in Dublin saved by emergency team... in Oklahoma

Apr 13th 2012, 8:36 AM 10,177 Views 29 Comments

911 dispatchers in the US scrambled to trace the woman’s international call.

VIDEO: 13-year-old boy saves school bus as driver passes out
# Pupil Of The Month
# Pupil Of The Month

VIDEO: 13-year-old boy saves school bus as driver passes out

Apr 11th 2012, 8:47 AM 6,905 Views 16 Comments

Quick-thinking pupil Jeremy Wuitschick managed to guide the bus to a stop – as this clip shows…

WATCH: Peter Stringer intercepts James O'Connor's conversion attempt
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From The42
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WATCH: Peter Stringer intercepts James O'Connor's conversion attempt

Nov 28th 2011, 12:27 PM 2,844 Views 5 Comments

The Australian dwelled on his kick for a few seconds too long and the canny Munster man duly intervened.