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Good Samaritans hailed as heroes after saving girl from kidnapper in Hawaii restaurant

  • A 15-year-old girl who was abducted at knifepoint in Hawaii last week was rescued over the weekend by a restaurant host and a customer who jumped into action.
  • Mikella Debina and her boyfriend were on a secluded beach in the area of Anaehoomalu Bay near Waikoloa Beach Drive when a man held them at knifepoint.
  • The girl was forced to tie her boyfriend up and put a blindfold on him, the victim’s aunt told police.
  • An AMBER Alert was issued after local news outlets shared an image of Debina.
  • The girl has since been reunited with her family, and her mother is thankful to everyone who stepped in to help her daughter.

A 15-year-old girl who was abducted at knifepoint in Hawaii last week was rescued over the weekend by a restaurant host and a customer who jumped into action after recognizing her from local news reports.

Mikella DeBina and her boyfriend were on a secluded beach in the area of Anaehoomalu Bay near Waikoloa Beach Drive when a man held them at knifepoint and forced the girl to tie her boyfriend up and put a blindfold on him, the victim’s aunt told police.

Japanese hikers survive 10 days lost in the wilderness — immediately apologize for ‘causing trouble’ upon rescue

lost japanese hikers
  • After two Japanese hikers spent 10 days lost in the mountains surviving on stream water and cookies, they apologized for “causing trouble” to the emergency responders who rescued them.
  • The two women, both in their 60s, accidentally went off-trail and were unable to find their way back.
  • One of the women headed towards a village using a map and compass on her phone and eventually found a strong enough signal to call for help.
  • After being saved, the two women stated that they felt bad for troubling emergency responders and “many people.”

Two Japanese women who spent 10 days lost in the mountains immediately apologized to emergency responders for “causing trouble” after being rescued.

The two unnamed hikers, a 61-year-old from Nagoya and a 69-year-old from Ichinomiya, were climbing the 1,895-meter-tall (approximately 6,217 feet) Mount Misen in central Japan, reported The Asahi Shumbun

10-year-old Chinese girl helps free 11 men held captive by gang after finding plea for help on banknote

BANK NOTE SAVE
  • A young Chinese girl has been hailed as a hero after saving a group of people who were being held prisoner by a gang.
  • When the 10-year-old found a written plea for help on a 20-yuan note (approximately $3), she told her family who then contacted police on Monday.
  • The man who wrote the note, along with 10 others, had been taken to Baotou, China, where they were held hostage by a gang running a pyramid scheme.
  • All victims returned home safely, and the gang is now under investigation.

After a 10-year-old Chinese girl found a 20-yuan (approximately $3) banknote with a written plea for help, police rescued 11 men allegedly being held prisoner by a gang running a pyramid scheme.

The girl, from Baotou of northern China in Inner Mongolia, found the banknote, which had handwritten text that said that 11 people were being held hostage on the third floor of a building guarded by armed gang members and forced to work in a pyramid scheme, reported South China Morning Post. The girl’s family alerted the police on Monday after she told them about the note, resulting in the rescue of all 11 men. 

Woman lauded as ‘life’s miracle’ after surviving 6 days under rubble of building collapse in China

collapsed building
  • Xiaoyuan, 21, was rescued six days after the illegally built, six-story building in Changsha, Hunan Province, collapsed on April 29.
  • Hailed as “life’s miracle,” her story trended on the social media platform Sina Weibo and inspired many people in China.
  • Xiaoyuan, who had been staying at a hotel in the building, fell four floors and survived with a ​blanket, a mobile phone and half a bottle of water.
  • “A true miracle not only depends on the help of other people, but also on the effort people make to save themselves. Having the awareness she did and grasping what to do and not panic was important,” an authority from the Hunan Provincial Firefighting Department said.
  • Rescuers have confirmed the survival of 10 people and the deaths of 53 others. Many of those who are still missing are students from a nearby college.

A woman is being hailed as “life’s miracle” after being rescued from the rubble of a building in China six days after it collapsed. 

Xiaoyuan, the 21-year-old survivor, was rescued in good physical condition after the illegally built, six-story building in Changsha, Hunan Province, collapsed on April 29.

South Korea’s first honorary rescue dog saved 90-year-old owner by laying next to her for 40 hours in freezing rain

Baekgu the dog

When an elderly woman with dementia went missing in South Korea, leading to a team of police, firefighters and volunteers to search the area, it was Baekgu the dog that saved the day. In acknowledgement of his noble deed, the 4-year-old dog has been appointed as the country’s first honorary rescue dog. 

The search: Baekgu’s owner, a 90-year-old woman, was reported missing on Aug. 25, according to CNN. Security footage from a local farm showed her leaving her village with a small white dog.