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First responders went beyond the call of duty, pulling animals from sinkholes, frozen ponds and bear dens
A carnival crisis, cliffhangers, underground escapes and fiery extractions: First responders answered the call in 2023
The year was full of disaster responses but also brought impressive extrications, off-duty saves, helpful Boy Scouts and a rampaging camel
First responders from several agencies responded to a crash involving two charter speed boats
Storm system soaked the state a led to a state of emergency declaration for the southern coast
A second storm system moved into the state causing flooding, power outages and evacuations
People were trapped on a mile-long floe about a half-mile off Catawba Island State Park
Rainfall first hit Los Angeles and then moved south, trapping people in homes and vehicles
Austin -Travis County EMS personnel treated the man, and 17 others for hypothermia
A rescue boat capsized as first responders in Transylvania County tried to reach people in flood waters
Heavy rain, flooding led to 27 water rescues in Delaware County
First responders were called out to rescue anglers after an ice chunk broke off from the bank of the Upper Red Lake
First responders, residents of San Luis Obispo County faced flooding as high surf pounded the coast
A woman is expected to survive after she and a man were rescued by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel