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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Toledo man Andrew Gomez says he was just walking by the Shoot the Rapids ride at the right time. He was the second person in the water to rescue riders last Friday when the Cedar Point ride malfunctioned.
"All of a sudden, we heard this loud ‘POP,' and we see the boat coming backwards down the lift hill," he said.
Gomez says when the boat rolled down the hill, the worst-case scenario played out. It flipped over, and the people on it were trapped underwater.
"I wasn't thinking at all, to be honest," he said. "My main concern was to try to help those people, you know. I couldn't imagine if it was my own family."
While people were screaming during those frantic moments, Gomez set his sights on a young girl who he says was underwater.
"I picked the boat up and at least got it up out of the water a little ways so [she] was at least above water," he explained. "She was trapped and scared and screaming, but at least she could breathe."
Gomez got bruises and scrapes on his right arm from picking up the boat, but he says he's just glad the little girl and the other six riders got out of the water and are okay. He credits other guests, who also ran to help, and he says you never know when you could be called upon to potentially save a life.
"I just went for it," he said. "That's what you should do. Just run, just go and do whatever you can do to help."
Cedar Point officials declined an interview on the latest in the investigation. The ride remains closed, under order by the state.