Georgia police rescue arborist trapped while working on tree

Good News Notes: “An arborist is recovering after he was pinned to a tree for over half an hour before being rescued by the Clayton County police. Officials say the rescue happened on Nov. 4 on the 8,600 block of Shoreline Drive. According to officers, the arborist had been hired to trim trees at the address but…

Troy police rescue a kitten stuck in an engine

Good News Notes: “A CATastrophe was averted when officers in Troy, Mich., rescued a kitten stuck inside a car engine with the help of Good Samaritans who heard her mewling cries of distress and swung into action. After 45 minutes of cajoling, officers and some helpful citizens were able to get her to safety. She spent…

Sri Lankan navy, villagers rescue more than 100 stranded whales

Good News Notes: “Sri Lanka’s navy said on Tuesday more than 100 whales had been rescued after becoming stranded on a beach on the island’s southwest coast. Villagers defied a novel coronavirus curfew to help rescue the small whales on Monday, wading into the breaking surf to push them back into the sea at Panadura,…

Volunteers stepping up to adopt animals rescued from neglect

Good News Notes: “More than one-third of the 54 cats and dogs brought to the Animal Protective League in Springfield because of two incidents of animal neglect have been either adopted on pre-adopted. Another one-third or so could be finding their way out of the shelter between Monday and Tuesday, said Ian Wick, APL’s adoption…

Family of 4 Clinging to Overturned Boat Rescued in Gulf of Mexico

Good News Notes: “A family of four is lucky to be alive after clinging on to their overturned boat before they were rescued in the Gulf of Mexico. The family — consisting of two adults and their children, aged 11 and 8 — sent out a distress call on the radio Wednesday morning to report…

3 Mariners Rescued from Island After Spelling Out ‘SOS’ in Sand

Good News Notes: “Three missing mariners were rescued from a tiny, uninhabited Pacific island on Tuesday thanks to an ‘SOS’ message they wrote in the sand, authorities said. Guardsmen from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard (ANG) and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania National Guard found the men on the tiny…

Dog lost on Lake Michigan finds way back to family

Good News Notes: “A pup almost lost to the waves had a happy reunion with her family after she fell off a boat in the churning waters of Lake Michigan in Benzie County. The family said they didn’t see Roxy go overboard and couldn’t even place where it might have happened as they headed north from…

Peoria firefighters rescue man from Bob Michel Bridge

Good News Notes: “Firefighters rescued a man from the Bob Michel Bridge early Saturday morning. Crews were dispatched about 1:15 a.m. to the bridge that spans the Illinois River and connects Peoria with East Peoria. When they arrived, they discovered a man on the catwalk beneath the bridge deck and above the water, near the…