Deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft
It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn.
A deputy sheriff and a reserve deputy from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office spotted a group of five women on a large, inflatable rainbow unicorn floating on Fish Lake on Aug. 11.
KMSP-TV reported that the deputies pulled their squad car over and asked the women for a photo, but noticed the raft was stuck in weeds.
One deputy threw a rope to the women while the other recorded a video. A sheriff’s office tweet says, “With a handful of laughs and some mad rescue roping skills they were pulled back to the dock!”
Deputy Scotty Finnegan, who threw the rope, says the women would have had trouble getting out of the mucky lake unassisted.
Baby boom at hospital with 16 pregnant nurses
A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.
The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Aug. 17 they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all expecting babies between October and January.
Nurse Rochelle Sherman, nearly eight months along, said: “I don’t think we realized just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group.”
Nurse Jolene Garrow joked, “We all formulated this plan to have the holidays off!”
Garrow said that as their pregnancies have progressed, the patients have begun noticing that most of the nurses around them are expecting. One patient insisted on touching her belly the night before, she said.
Garrow added that their nonpregnant colleagues have been great at helping with patients they should not be exposed to because of conditions or treatments that are potentially dangerous for expectant women, such as tuberculosis or shingles or chemotherapy because of the radiation.
But Ashley Adkins worried that the other nurses are getting tired of their pregnancy-focused conversations.
“They just roll their eyes!” she said, laughing. “More baby talk!”