Gotta Watch: Rescues caught on video
A crew working to rescue a man trapped in mud at a construction site almost needed rescuing themselves.
March 27th, 2012
05:27 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Rescues caught on video

An Atlanta Fire rescue crew saves a man from drowning in mud. You "gotta watch" how they pulled him from more than 4 feet of mud near a construction site. In Oregon, see how a team used a rope and pulley system to save a quarter horse from a septic tank. And watch how a Good Samaritan saves a man from drowning in Oregon's Willamette River.

Man almost buried alive in the mud

Officials say a man in Atlanta walked across a muddy area near a bridge and then sank into about 4 feet of mud. You gotta watch how a rescue team saved the man's life.

Good Samaritan saves drowning man

Officials say 37-year-old Wayne Howe was swimming in the Willamette River when he started to slip under water earlier this month. Kevin Pratt jumped into the water to save him while another person called 911. Watch how the rescue effort unfolded.

Horse rescued from septic tank

Owner Martha Johnston called 911 on Monday to report "Roxy" had fallen into an old septic tank. Watch how a team of firefighters lifted the quarter horse to safety.

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  1. workingamerican

    How did the man get onto a construction site to get stuck in mud to begin with? Why was he there? Probably to steal from the worksite. Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, where this happened, is a high-crime, low-income area, and a lot of theft goes on in that area, including copper theft and theft of building/landscaping materials. That site is not a 'cut-through' to get anywhere – you have to go out of your way to get in, so he was searching for something to take.

    March 28, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Breanna

      @workingamerican – even if he was searching for something to take, you don't know his story. You don't know him at all. To just assume that about someone is horrible and makes me sad.

      March 28, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. rufus

    I count on CNN to tell me accurately what is happening in the world. They have no agenda whatsoever and are extremely fair and impartial. No, I will not take a lie detector test!

    March 28, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bob

    Allegorically, God created us from Mud, so this man is now a new man.

    March 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
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