WATCH: Disney cruise ship rescues man who fell off Royal Caribbean liner

Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 6:45 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 6:45 AM

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A passenger on a Disney cruise ship recently captured dramatic video of the rescue of a man who fell overboard from another ship.

According to NBC News, the 22-year-old passenger fell off Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas near Cozumel, Mexico, early Jan. 8 and was rescued hours later by another ship, the Disney Magic.

Disney Magic passenger David Hearn of Marietta, Georgia, captured the viral video.

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"He was incredibly lucky," Hearn told ABC News. "If we had been a little bit further away, we never would have heard him screaming."

Hearn told ABC that the man was in "surprisingly good shape." The ship docked in Cozumel and transported him by stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman declined to identify the passenger but said the company is "grateful for the other ship's assistance."

It wasn't clear how the man fell overboard.

Click here or scroll down to see video and photos from the rescue.

Patriots fan invited onto field Sunday to get new wheelchair from team

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:58 AM

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A Patriots fan whose wheelchair disappeared after last weekend’s playoff game in Foxborough received a new one from Robert Kraft before the start of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. 

Cindy Morais, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, was brought to tears when she was given the new wheelchair.

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Kraft invited Morais and her family down to the field before the game to present her the new wheel char. 

“It says ‘do your job,’ that’s from the locker room,” Kraft explained to Morais and her family Sunday. 

The char also had her name on the back and was signed by all the players.

Morais' original wheel chair was eventually found in the stadium, but we’re pretty sure she's going to use the new one instead. 

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2018 SAG Awards: Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, complete list of winners

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM

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Hollywood stars honored television and cinematic performances at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday. 

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Firefighter reunited with child thrown from burning building in viral video

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:38 AM

WATCH: Firefighter Catches Child Thrown From Burning Building

Dramatic video captured the moment a Georgia girl was thrown off a ladder and caught by a heroic firefighter weeks ago. Now, the two have reunited

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WSB-TV was there when DeKalb County Fire Capt. Scott Stroup met the girl this weekend. 

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The fire ripped through the Avondale Forest Apartments on Jan. 3. 

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Helmet camera video showed the moment the toddler was dropped down to a firefighter as the flames roared around them.

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An estimated 50 people were left without a place to live after the massive fire at the Decatur apartment complex.

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Man choking on hamburger saved by first responders having lunch

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:07 AM

Three off-duty first responders were at the right place at the right time last Friday when they saved a man at a restaurant in Essex.

Essex Police Chief Peter Silva, retired Wenham Police Lieutenant Larry Kavanagh and Hamilton Deputy Police Chief Kirby Brand were having lunch at the Village Restaurant in Essex when an elderly man began choking on his burger.

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The three have been close friends since 1985 and have lunch together every Friday, and luckily, they happened to be at one of their favorite spots when someone needed immediate help.

They had just ordered their food when a woman began screaming for help, and the three men immediately worked together to save a life.

"In a moments notice from across the room it goes to show it doesn’t matter whether your police or fire or whether youre just a citizen," said Silva.

Kavanagh and Brand delivered two abdominal thrusts to clear the man's airway as Chief Silva called in for more help.

Paramedics and first responders were quick to the scene, but by the time they arrived, the man had already been saved by the joint efforts of the three friends.

“There was no need for verbal communication we just knew something had to be done," said Kavanagh.

“Lucky we were here that particular day at that time the stars lined up and we were able to do our job," said Brand.

The man then thanked the three friends after catching his breath and proceeded to finish his meal - and even ordered dessert!