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Contact number for Houstonians in need of Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue

Houston Rescuers Inundated — More Boats Needed

Search and rescue teams and the 911 system has been inundated with people needing to be rescued in Houston. Now the Harris County judge is reported to say that boats and high-water vehicles are desperately needed and that additional rescue assets cannot get into Houston.

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CHP Rescues Giant Sleeping Pig Using Social Media

A (not so) little piggy named June was rescued from the roadside when a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer responded to a citizen’s call in Santa Rosa the morning after Thanksgiving and guided the sleeping giant out of danger.

Abalone Fishing (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Deadly Abalone Season Claims Another Life

Two friends visiting northern California and fishing for abalone–a lucrative mollusc delicacy–were caught off guard while when a tide came in that forced the men up a sheer rock wall, one falling to his death 75 feet below. The incident is the fourth abalone-related death in the Mendocino region since the red abalone season began April 1.