Rescue of the Day: Helicopter Saves Cop from Floods in Texas, Refuses to Put Him Down

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A dramatic rescue in Sachse, Texas quickly took a turn for the funny on Friday, when a local cop was brought on a lengthy joyride over a farm.

In the video above from FOX 4 news, the unnamed officer is airlifted by a Department of Public Safety helicopter after his car gets stuck in the rising flood waters.

The news anchors covering the event watch as he attaches himself to the harness and soars off to safety.

But once they’ve reached dry land, they don’t let him down very quickly. Instead he is taken on a 4-minute long flight across some cow-filled pastures while the world watches and the anchors laugh.

“Where are they taking him?” asks one of them, to which the other replies “It’s kind of an odd sight, isn’t it?”

They joke that maybe the extended trip was punishment for ruining a perfectly good police car.

He was eventually lowered to the ground, and will likely rise up to viral video stardom.

“He’s happy to be out and safe,” another cop named Lt. Marty Cassidy told WFAA news. “He knows he’s not going to live this down.”

Hero of the Day: Cop Jumps in River to Save Drowning Dog in Colombia

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A heroic rescue was captured on video this week as a Colombian police officer leapt into a raging river to save a small dog from drowning after a deadly mudslide ravaged the region.

The cops were searching for survivors when they noticed the animal floating down the Liboriana River, and so they started chasing after it down the bank.

The video shows one of the cops jumping in and struggling against the current before scooping it up and bringing it to safety.

He then performs CPR on the dog (including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) to help bring it back to life.

“Principe” has since recovered from the incident and is now “in good hands,” according to the police.

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Animal of the Day: Aperil the Monkey Wears a Hat and Runs Into Walls

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This crazy 3-year-old monkey enjoys pulling a wool hat over her head to blind herself and running around until she hits something.

Pretty standard monkey business.

She’s one of four gibbons that live at the Monkey Island Rescue in Greenwood, Missouri, which houses over 250 rescued animals.

Her owner, Dana Savorelli, says she’s been playing this game for several years and came up with it on her own.

“You have to wonder about the level of intelligence that is being processed,” he says.

Animal of the Day: Hero Dog Thinks Owner is Drowning, Comes to the Rescue

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Meet lifeguard dog.

Man’s best friend? No, man’s greatest friend.

After his owner sticks his head under water for a few moments, this observant guy thinks something isn’t quite right.

So he acts fast and leaps into the water to save him.

Watch this hero come to rescue and even drag the man out of the water by gripping his hand.

Animal of the Day: Tortoise Can Walk Again Thanks to Lego Wheelchair

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Blade is a spur-thighed tortoise who can’t walk on his own due to a bone metabolism disorder. His heavy shell puts too much strain on his weak legs.

So a German vet name Dr. Carsten Plischke decided to build him a tiny wheelchair made out of his son’s Legos.

He glued the blocks to the bottom of his shell, and with the extra support, he can now glide around much easier while building up strength in his legs.

The video is in German, but the overwhelming cuteness transcends all languages.

For the next iteration how about we upgrade him to a sweet Lego DeLorian?

Animal of the Day: Monkey Rescues Friend in India

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And the Hero of the Year award goes to this little paramedic primate.

A monkey was shocked while walking on some high-tension wires above the train tracks in Kanpur, India this past weekend, rendering him unconscious.

Fortunately for him, his heroic friend (another monkey) came to his rescue.

In this video captured by onlookers, he picks up the injured monkey and tries to revive him by dipping him in water and biting his neck.

Slapping him around eventually did the trick. After dragging him to safety, he finally got up and walked away.

Nice work Hero Monkey. Hero Tortoise would approve.

Animal of the Day: Derby the Dog Has 3D-Printed Paws

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Using 3D printed prosthetics, Derby the dog can now walk and run for the first time in his life.

He was born with small forearms and no front paws like a furry little T-Rex, and he could only move around on soft surfaces as a result of the deformity.

So 3D Systems created some new legs for him using a 3D scanner and a multi-material 3D printer that could build both the sturdy base and comfortable rubber cups.

“He runs with Sherri and I every day, at least two to three miles,” said his owner Dom Portanova. “When I saw him sprinting like that on his new legs it was just amazing.”

Watch him in action in the video above.

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