Articles Tagged With ‘rescue’




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Paraglider gets tangled in Templeton power lines

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A paraglider crashed into a power pole in Templeton and became tangled in power lines early Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews responded and rescued. The paraglider was not electrocuted, but he did suffer injuries. His current condition is unclear. The accident... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver traps pedestrian under car

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A Santa Maria woman  was arrested Saturday after she drove over a pedestrian trapping the woman underneath her car. Rene Castro was charged with felony DUI and both possession of methamphetamine and illegal drug paraphernalia. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., firefighters... (Continue reading)

North County man rescued hours after plunge into ravine

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A Heritage Ranch man spent more than 12 hours trapped in a North County ravine after wrecking his car and suffering serious injuries Friday night. Emergency crews rescued him Saturday morning after the keen eye of a former PG&E worker... (Continue reading)

Atascadero dog alerts sleeping owner to house fire

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A young dog pawed and scratched its sleeping owner early Sunday morning, possibly saving the man’s life by doing so. The dog alerted Atascadero resident Kevin Buchanan to a fire that was burning in his home. The fire broke out... (Continue reading)

Two girls get trapped in Orcutt storm drain

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Two Santa Maria teens took a stroll through an Orcutt storm drain on Sunday afternoon. Then a downpour occurred, and the teens became trapped in the drain. [KEYT] The girls, both 14 years old, entered the storm drain at Clark... (Continue reading)

Fishermen rescue 72-year-old man from the ocean

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Two fishermen pulled a 72-year-old man from the ocean near Montana de Oro State Park Friday morning. The victim is expected to recover from his injuries. Shortly after 9 a.m., the fisherman discovered the man floating in the water. They... (Continue reading)

Baby otter rescued in Morro Bay

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Kayakers and Morro Bay Harbor Patrol officers teamed up to rescue an abandoned baby otter. The newborn female otter was recently found washed up on the sand spit and alone, according to the city of Morro Bay. Several residents of... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy rescues woman trapped underwater

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A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy rescued a 50-year-old Santa Maria woman Saturday who was trapped under a capsized watercraft at Lopez lake, according to a sheriff’s department press release. Shortly after 1 p.m., deputy Matthew Shields and a... (Continue reading)

Man survives plunge into SLO meat grinder

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A worker at a wholesale grocer in San Luis Obispo almost lost his life inside a meat grinder Thursday, but a co-worker came to the rescue. [Tribune] At about 2 p.m., the worker, who is described as a man in... (Continue reading)

Atascadero biker saves drowning man

Boyd Tarwater

An Atascadero biker who recently gained release from prison rescued a man who was drowning in a rip current at an Oxnard beach on Monday. [KEYT] Tarwater biked to Oxnard for a Memorial Day picnic. While at the beach, he... (Continue reading)



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