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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Rescued

This year
Man rescued from foot of Howth cliffs after falling and being stranded for almost 24 hours
After an advanced paramedic from Dublin Fire Brigade had assessed the man’s injuries, it was decided to take him by sea to an ambulance.
Last year
Seven-year-old Irish girl in hospital after near-drowning in Mallorca hotel pool
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is “providing all possible consular assistance”.
All time
'She didn't have the energy to bark or stand': Dog missing for two weeks found in Wicklow Mountains
A couple carried Neesha the Golden Retriever down Lugnaquilla after finding her near the top of the mountain.
Two workers rescued after scaffolding collapse in New York City
The pair were pulled to safety through a window on the 20th floor of the building in Lower Manhattan.
Seven Pomeranian puppies rescued from car boot after gardaí apprehend speeding motorist
The puppies have been transferred to the care of the Kildare & West Wicklow SPCA.
Man rescued after six days trapped in well in Bali
Villagers had passed him food and water and tried to help by throwing him a rope, but he said he could not be pulled up because of his injuries.
The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 3 puppies abandoned in Co Westmeath garden
Tomás, Fifi and Liam are currently at the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre.
Six people rescued after two cruise boats get into difficulty on Lough Derg
In one case, a boat was drifting without power and was taking on water.
Arizona man broke both of his legs and fought off rattlesnakes after mine shaft fall
Authorities have said John Waddell is lucky to be alive.
11 starving children found by police at New Mexico desert compound
The children had no food or fresh water, and only dirty rags for clothing.
Hundreds of White Helmets rescued in face of Syria advance
Jordan’s foreign ministry announced in a statement that the kingdom received 422 Syrian citizens.
Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility
The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.
This Irish girl's Snapchat story about getting stuck in a toilet cubicle is such a joy
Her visit to Prague certainly was memorable.
Wayne Rooney earns a point for Everton with a last-gasp penalty
The result sees Everton avoid a fifth defeat in their last six Premier League games.
Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast
A baby girl was born on the LE Eithne.
Two teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after becoming lost for three days
The Parisian catacombs comprise more than 150 miles of tunnels beneath the French capital.
China police rescue 32 trafficked Vietnamese brides
Farmers see “buying” a woman from abroad as cheaper than paying a dowry for a Chinese bride.
Three people rescued from sinking fishing trawler 20 miles off Cork coast
The boat had been taking on water rapidly by the time rescue arrived.
Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law rescued from kidnappers after week in captivity
Ecclestone’s 67-year-old mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck Flosi Palmeira was kidnapped on 22 July.
The second of the 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls has been found
Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman “has confirmed the rescue of another Chibok girl this evening”, a statement said.
South Koreans eat nearly 2.5 million dogs a year, but the industry is dying
Close to 200 dogs were freed from a farm this week.
PHOTOS: This starving boy has made a wonderful recovery two months after being rescued
His family reportedly abandoned him because they thought he was a witch.
Photos: 13 dogs found standing in inches of their own dirt in Cork
All the dogs were extremely underweight and there was no clean water available to them.
Miners trapped underground since Christmas Day rescued alive
They were among 29 trapped in the Chinese mine.
Man in hospital following Limerick house fire
He was taken to University Hospital Limerick where his condition is not yet known.
A couple rescued a squirrel, and now it's happily living in their Christmas tree
You’re gonna LOVE Mittens.
This is Hannah, and this week she took one last trip to the vet
We took her home from a rescue shelter after a life of abuse. Other dogs aren’t so lucky.
Dog saves family from house fire
Four people in Belfast were rescued thanks to their barking pet.
Man found alive just 50 metres from epicentre of massive China blast
Residents around the explosion site have been evacuated now after highly-poisonous sodium cyanide was found
Some pigs saved by firefighters but 400 piglets killed in blaze
Several pigs were saved by fire crews.
That 'unwanted' migrant boat nations had been turning away has been found
Fears had been growing for those on board after contact was lost with the vessel on Saturday.
Huge fire engulfs one of Dubai's tallest towers
The fire broke out on the 50th floor.
This adorable video of the 116 puppies rescued at Dublin Port is essential viewing
Seven-month-old foal found with massive neck wounds in Sligo
WARNING: This article contains a graphic image some people may find distressing.
This guy had to be rescued after trying to walk to Bermuda in a giant bubble
He was was found “disorientated and asking for directions to Bermuda”.
Baby elephant takes a tumble, mammy storms to the rescue
Ah wudja LOOK.
Family of four trapped on rocks winched to safety by helicopter
A member of the public called for help after hearing the family shouting out.
Officer jumps into Thames to save man and woman from drowning
The man had jumped in after noticing the woman in the water.
RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks
No one was injured in the incident and the vessel was towed safely back to the harbour.
Six four-week-old puppies found with tails illegally cut
The ISPCA is now caring for the little puppies, who were found in Roscommon.