Week in Review: Rescues and Emergency Landings

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It's been quite some time since I've done a roundup for a blog, but I think that some of the events of the week are calling for it. 

18-month-old girl survives car crash, icy water

This first story has been getting itself around social media and whatnot, so if you haven't seen it already, here it is. It's a story about a baby that survived being strapped in her car seat for what police think was over 14 hours. Not only did she have to hang upside down in that car seat, without a chance of being rescued by her mother, who did not survive the crash, she was subjected to super cold weather. Just above her head, the cold water from the river that they crashed into ran its course. 

Emergency-landing childbirth

Shaniqua Cherry, a woman who was scheduled for a late-March birth, went into labor at the worst time possible. Not during a presentation, not during rush hour traffic, but during her flight to Atlanta, Georgia. After her water broke, the flight attendants on the plane asked around to see if a doctor was on board.

After learning that no doctors were on board, the flight staff decided to make an emergency landing in North Carolina. Read more to find out if Cherry was able to make it to the hospital before she gave birth.

Teenage Savior 

Andrew Crain, a 15-year-old teen from Washington state, stopped a would-be kidnapping when he chased down another 15-year-old boy who had taken a 22-month-old baby from his stroller. One interesting part of the story is that the kidnapper was one of Crain's classmates, so it was a little more upsetting to him to see that someone he interacted with could do such a thing. Read more about it here.

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Week in Review: Rescues and Emergency Landings

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