Good News Thursday: 88-year-old woman skydives to honor her son, 275 parrots rescued after Hurricane Ian strikes, Connecticut firefighters rescue Moose caught in fence


88-year-old woman skydives to honor her son

(WLKY, CNN Newsource)

After losing her son in 1979, Bernadette Fife, an 88-year-old Kentucky woman, went skydiving in his memory.

Bobby Lynch, Fife’s son, was killed in a car accident in 1979 and this May would have marked six decades of his life. Fife’s son Jim commented, “I mean he’s up there now and we’re going to get closer to him when we jump.”

Regarding Bobby’s passing, Fife stated “We miss him. We think of him every day. He was 16-years-old. Just at the prime of getting ready to live life.” The 10-thousand foot plunge was a reminder to soak up each second of life that has been given to you.

275 parrots rescued after Hurricane Ian strikes

Parrots wait in cages as they are transported from Pine Island to the mainland (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

“Operation Noah’s Ark” was launched in order to rescue the birds from their coops and carry 275 parrots from the Malama Manu Sanctuary safely off Pine Island, Florida after Hurricane Ian hit.

Last Tuesday, volunteers gathered to save the caged birds, including macaws, cockatoos and even rare specimens of king parrots. Four boats from Project Dynamo were used to transport the 100 cages of parrots to safety. 

“We would not abandon them. I would never leave them. Never,” volunteer Lauren Stepp said. “If they cannot be fed or watered, they will die. And I can’t live with that.”

Connecticut firefighters rescue Moose caught in fence

A moose has been freed from a fence after becoming stuck in a fence in Barkhamsted, Connecticut on Oct. 1.

The local fire department responded after the Connecticut State Environmental Police received a call from someone reporting that the moose was unable to clear the top of the fence. Responders cut the fence and set the moose free.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has advised motorists to stay on the lookout for more moose in danger.

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