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# Quick Thinking

Last year
# Quick Thinking
US swimmer dramatically rescued from World Championship pool after fainting
Anita Alvarez passed out at the conclusion of her routine during the solo free final.
All time
# Quick Thinking
UK girl (4) receives award for helping to save mother with 999 call
Kaitlyn Wright was able to direct emergency services to their home in Dorset.
# Quick Thinking
Ex-Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel stopped from swallowing tongue by team-mate
There were worrying scenes as the Slovakia captain lay on the ground, but he has thankfully recovered.
# Quick Thinking
Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.
# Leading by example
Watch: Former England striker hailed a hero after rescuing children from yacht
James Beattie didn’t hesitate when confronted with a crisis.
# London
'She's not breathing': Boy (4) uses Siri to call emergency services to save mother
Once through to emergency services, the boy was able to say what his address was.
# Scare
Gabi bitten by Torres as Deportivo doctor praises Atletico duo for quick-thinking
The midfielder was bitten by his unconscious team-mate as he tried to stop him from swallowing his tongue.
# Quick Thinking
This clever Scotland lineout sums up everything that was wrong with Ireland's first half
Alex Dunbar was just left standing unopposed in the lineout.
# heroism
Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow
Michael Lyons’ quick reaction could have made the difference between life and death for 18-month-old Max.
# Quick Thinking
Parent and baby rescued from roof after fire breaks out at Dublin house
Dublin Fire Brigade praised the parent’s “quick thinking”.
# crime fighters
These smart kids made a human arrow to point a police helicopter towards two burglars
Police, camera, action.
# Quick Thinking
Chris Johnson turned this play which seemed dead into a 62-yard run
The Cardinals beat the Ravens to go 5-2 overnight.
# Quick Thinking
Pensioners trapped thief in shop he was trying to rob
Ron Smith (78) and Robert Anderson (72) have been given a bravery award.
# Lifesaver
Irish man saves a woman's life on a London street
John Reidy reacted when he saw a woman going into a cardiac arrest.
# Quick Thinking
Watch this biker's incredible escape by sliding under a truck Hollywood-style
Unbelievable reactions.
# Quick Thinking
Ukrainian soccer player saves opponent who swallows his tongue
Jaba Kankava was the hero in yesterday’s game.
# Quick Thinking
adidas had this clever ad ready to go when Andy Murray won Sports Personality
We tip our hats to the advertising men.
# Quick Thinking
NFL rookie on his way to training saves family, dog from burning car
Yesterday wasn’t your average Tuesday for Jonathan “Tig” Willard…
# Quick Thinking
Yeovil mock up their own 'Royal Baby' notice to announce loan signing
“Yeovil Town Football Club was safely delivered of a loan defender at 1pm today.” Somebody get Kay Burley on the phone.
# Quick Thinking
VIDEO: How the hell did he dodge that?
Reflexes of a cat. A CAT we said.
# Quick Thinking
VIDEO: Dodging a runaway truck? No problem for THIS driver
Give this motorist a medal.
# Quick Thinking
Girl grabs wheel when grandfather dies while driving
Twelve-year-old Miranda Bowman steered the pickup truck into trees.
# Quick Thinking
VIDEO: Footballer scores as opposition team celebrates
A game between Unión and River took a bizarre turn recently following the latter side’s overly enthusiastic reaction to a goal.
# Quick Thinking
VIDEO: How this shot didn't cross the line, we will never know
When you’re losing 5-1, these are the ones you really need to go in for you.
# Quick Thinking
Desperate woman in Dublin saved by emergency team... in Oklahoma
911 dispatchers in the US scrambled to trace the woman’s international call.
# pupil of the month
VIDEO: 13-year-old boy saves school bus as driver passes out
Quick-thinking pupil Jeremy Wuitschick managed to guide the bus to a stop – as this clip shows…
# Quick Thinking
WATCH: Peter Stringer intercepts James O'Connor's conversion attempt
The Australian dwelled on his kick for a few seconds too long and the canny Munster man duly intervened.