Life is unpredictable and there is always a time when disaster strikes. Times like this, brings out the heroics nature of some of the best people around us to stand up to the challenge and risk their lives to rescue others.
In the gallery below, we bring you moving photos of the most dramatic rescues that happen in recent times. From firefighters, to military men, to the police, etc., we all have them to thank for the safety we feel when we go along with our day to day activities.
1. Sydney cafe hostage crisis
On 15–16 December 2014, a lone gunman, Man Haron Monis, held hostage ten customers and eight employees of a Lindt chocolate café located at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia.
After a 16-hour standoff, a gunshot was heard from inside and police officers from the Tactical Operations Unit stormed the café. Hostage Tori Johnson was killed by Monis, and another hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by a police bullet ricochet in the subsequent raid. Monis was also killed. Three other hostages and a police officer were injured by police gunfire during the raid
2. For those I love
They say a a picture speaks a thousand words – this is definitely true with Solider Kyle Kockenberry and his touching tattoo. Lying injured, his tattoo speaks of the reason for his work.