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#Quick Thinking

# quick-thinking - Thursday 23 June, 2022

US swimmer dramatically rescued from World Championship pool after fainting
# Quick Thinking
From The42
# Quick Thinking

US swimmer dramatically rescued from World Championship pool after fainting

Jun 23rd 2022, 12:00 PM 55,582 Views 11 Comments

Anita Alvarez passed out at the conclusion of her routine during the solo free final.

# quick-thinking - Friday 30 November, 2018

UK girl (4) receives award for helping to save mother with 999 call
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# Quick Thinking

UK girl (4) receives award for helping to save mother with 999 call

Nov 30th 2018, 6:46 PM 16,133 Views 14 Comments

Kaitlyn Wright was able to direct emergency services to their home in Dorset.

# quick-thinking - Monday 26 March, 2018

Ex-Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel stopped from swallowing tongue by team-mate
# Quick Thinking
From The42
# Quick Thinking

Ex-Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel stopped from swallowing tongue by team-mate

Mar 26th 2018, 11:39 AM 9,735 Views 12 Comments

There were worrying scenes as the Slovakia captain lay on the ground, but he has thankfully recovered.

# quick-thinking - Monday 25 September, 2017

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
# Quick Thinking
# Quick Thinking

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps

Sep 25th 2017, 9:09 AM 29,313 Views 19 Comments

Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.

# quick-thinking - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Watch: Former England striker hailed a hero after rescuing children from yacht
# Leading By Example
From The42
# Leading By Example

Watch: Former England striker hailed a hero after rescuing children from yacht

Apr 25th 2017, 10:09 PM 12,840 Views 1 Comment

James Beattie didn’t hesitate when confronted with a crisis.

# quick-thinking - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'She's not breathing': Boy (4) uses Siri to call emergency services to save mother
# London
# London

'She's not breathing': Boy (4) uses Siri to call emergency services to save mother

Mar 23rd 2017, 2:52 PM 24,209 Views 9 Comments

Once through to emergency services, the boy was able to say what his address was.

# quick-thinking - Friday 3 March, 2017

Gabi bitten by Torres as Deportivo doctor praises Atletico duo for quick-thinking
# Scare
From The42
# Scare

Gabi bitten by Torres as Deportivo doctor praises Atletico duo for quick-thinking

Mar 3rd 2017, 9:58 AM 17,870 Views 12 Comments

The midfielder was bitten by his unconscious team-mate as he tried to stop him from swallowing his tongue.

# quick-thinking - Saturday 4 February, 2017

This clever Scotland lineout sums up everything that was wrong with Ireland's first half
# Quick Thinking
From The42
# Quick Thinking

This clever Scotland lineout sums up everything that was wrong with Ireland's first half

Feb 4th 2017, 3:26 PM 6,301 Views 4 Comments

Alex Dunbar was just left standing unopposed in the lineout.

# quick-thinking - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow
# Heroism
# Heroism

Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow

Jan 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 21,030 Views 8 Comments

Michael Lyons’ quick reaction could have made the difference between life and death for 18-month-old Max.

# quick-thinking - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Parent and baby rescued from roof after fire breaks out at Dublin house
# Quick Thinking
# Quick Thinking

Parent and baby rescued from roof after fire breaks out at Dublin house

May 4th 2016, 8:31 PM 28,760 Views 10 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade praised the parent’s “quick thinking”.

# quick-thinking - Friday 1 April, 2016

These smart kids made a human arrow to point a police helicopter towards two burglars
# Crime Fighters
# Crime Fighters

These smart kids made a human arrow to point a police helicopter towards two burglars

Apr 1st 2016, 9:43 PM 28,519 Views 25 Comments

Police, camera, action.

# quick-thinking - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Chris Johnson turned this play which seemed dead into a 62-yard run
# Quick Thinking
From The42
# Quick Thinking

Chris Johnson turned this play which seemed dead into a 62-yard run

Oct 27th 2015, 8:59 AM 5,327 Views 3 Comments

The Cardinals beat the Ravens to go 5-2 overnight.

# quick-thinking - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Pensioners trapped thief in shop he was trying to rob
# Quick Thinking
# Quick Thinking

Pensioners trapped thief in shop he was trying to rob

Jul 14th 2015, 5:01 PM 13,340 Views 3 Comments

Ron Smith (78) and Robert Anderson (72) have been given a bravery award.

# quick-thinking - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Irish man saves a woman's life on a London street
# Lifesaver
# Lifesaver

Irish man saves a woman's life on a London street

Jun 16th 2015, 2:41 PM 37,482 Views 16 Comments

John Reidy reacted when he saw a woman going into a cardiac arrest.

# quick-thinking - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Watch this biker's incredible escape by sliding under a truck Hollywood-style
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From The Daily Edge
# Quick Thinking

Watch this biker's incredible escape by sliding under a truck Hollywood-style

Sep 10th 2014, 10:17 AM 4,597 Views 2 Comments

Unbelievable reactions.

# quick-thinking - Monday 31 March, 2014

Ukrainian soccer player saves opponent who swallows his tongue
# Quick Thinking
From The42
# Quick Thinking

Ukrainian soccer player saves opponent who swallows his tongue

Mar 31st 2014, 8:56 AM 6,621 Views 6 Comments

Jaba Kankava was the hero in yesterday’s game.

# quick-thinking - Sunday 15 December, 2013

adidas had this clever ad ready to go when Andy Murray won Sports Personality
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From The42
# Quick Thinking

adidas had this clever ad ready to go when Andy Murray won Sports Personality

Dec 15th 2013, 10:44 PM 9,796 Views 6 Comments

We tip our hats to the advertising men.

# quick-thinking - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

NFL rookie on his way to training saves family, dog from burning car
# Quick Thinking
From The42
# Quick Thinking

NFL rookie on his way to training saves family, dog from burning car

Jul 24th 2013, 7:39 PM 3,165 Views 1 Comment

Yesterday wasn’t your average Tuesday for Jonathan “Tig” Willard…

# quick-thinking - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Yeovil mock up their own 'Royal Baby' notice to announce loan signing
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From The42
# Quick Thinking

Yeovil mock up their own 'Royal Baby' notice to announce loan signing

Jul 23rd 2013, 4:44 PM 2,949 Views 1 Comment

“Yeovil Town Football Club was safely delivered of a loan defender at 1pm today.” Somebody get Kay Burley on the phone.

# quick-thinking - Thursday 28 March, 2013

VIDEO: How the hell did he dodge that?
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From The Daily Edge
# Quick Thinking

VIDEO: How the hell did he dodge that?

Mar 28th 2013, 10:30 PM 26,762 Views 44 Comments

Reflexes of a cat. A CAT we said.

# quick-thinking - Friday 16 November, 2012

VIDEO: Dodging a runaway truck? No problem for THIS driver
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From The Daily Edge
# Quick Thinking

VIDEO: Dodging a runaway truck? No problem for THIS driver

Nov 16th 2012, 9:41 AM 12,985 Views 23 Comments

Give this motorist a medal.

# quick-thinking - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Girl grabs wheel when grandfather dies while driving
# Quick Thinking
# Quick Thinking

Girl grabs wheel when grandfather dies while driving

Jul 31st 2012, 1:34 PM 10,576 Views 21 Comments

Twelve-year-old Miranda Bowman steered the pickup truck into trees.

# quick-thinking - Sunday 6 May, 2012

VIDEO: Footballer scores as opposition team celebrates
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From The42
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VIDEO: Footballer scores as opposition team celebrates

May 6th 2012, 7:34 PM 1,622 Views 1 Comment

A game between Unión and River took a bizarre turn recently following the latter side’s overly enthusiastic reaction to a goal.

# quick-thinking - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

VIDEO: How this shot didn't cross the line, we will never know
# Quick Thinking
From The42
# Quick Thinking

VIDEO: How this shot didn't cross the line, we will never know

May 1st 2012, 2:38 PM 516 Views 0 Comments

When you’re losing 5-1, these are the ones you really need to go in for you.

# quick-thinking - Friday 13 April, 2012

Desperate woman in Dublin saved by emergency team... in Oklahoma
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# Quick Thinking

Desperate woman in Dublin saved by emergency team... in Oklahoma

Apr 13th 2012, 8:36 AM 10,175 Views 29 Comments

911 dispatchers in the US scrambled to trace the woman’s international call.

# quick-thinking - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

VIDEO: 13-year-old boy saves school bus as driver passes out
# Pupil Of The Month
# Pupil Of The Month

VIDEO: 13-year-old boy saves school bus as driver passes out

Apr 11th 2012, 8:47 AM 6,620 Views 16 Comments

Quick-thinking pupil Jeremy Wuitschick managed to guide the bus to a stop – as this clip shows…

# quick-thinking - Monday 28 November, 2011

WATCH: Peter Stringer intercepts James O'Connor's conversion attempt
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From The42
# Quick Thinking

WATCH: Peter Stringer intercepts James O'Connor's conversion attempt

Nov 28th 2011, 12:27 PM 2,830 Views 5 Comments

The Australian dwelled on his kick for a few seconds too long and the canny Munster man duly intervened.