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Man indicted for homicide after Georgia boat crash kills 5

Aug. 17, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been indicted on homicide by vessel charges after a Memorial Day weekend boat crash that killed five people. Mark Stegall was indicted Wednesday on 10 counts of first-degree homicide by vessel, six counts of serious injury by vessel, boating...

Md. man charged in alleged fatal hit-and-run boat collision

Aug. 13, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been charged in connection with the death of a woman last month after the boat she was in was struck by another vessel on a river, authorities said. Brownell Edds Jr., 48, of Cape St. Claire, was arrested Friday by Maryland Natural...

US man sentenced to 18 years for deadly migrant boat trip

Aug. 12, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a San Diego man to 18 years in prison Friday for piloting a small vessel overloaded with 32 migrants that smashed apart in powerful surf off San Diego's coast last year, killing three people. U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino called...

Migrant search and rescue in third day off Greek islands

Aug. 12, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation was conducted on Friday for a third day for migrants reported missing after their boat capsized south of the Greek island of Rhodes, the coast guard said Friday. A Greek frigate and three merchant ships were searching the area...

Pakistani navy, Belgian tanker rescue 9 from Indian vessel

Aug. 11, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Nine Indian crew members whose vessel sank off the Pakistani port of Gwadar in the Arabian Sea have been rescued by a tanker and Pakistan's navy, a military statement said Thursday. According to the statement, the sailing vessel Jamna Sagar sunk on Tuesday off...

Row boat capsizes in Indian river; 3 dead, 16 missing

Aug. 11, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A large row boat taking villagers to a festival capsized in a flooded river in northern India on Thursday, leaving at least three people dead and 16 others missing, police said. A strong wind rocked the boat, which was carrying about 30 people, police officer...

Greece: Dozens still missing after migrant boat sinks

Aug. 11, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation is ongoing for a second day for dozens of migrants missing after the boat they were on sank in rough seas off a southeastern Greek island. A Greek navy vessel and three nearby merchant ships were still...

Scenes of desperation as migrant ship sinks during rescue

Aug. 11, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

ABOARD THE ASTRAL (AP) — A Spanish maritime rescue group and the Italian coast guard helped pull some 40 people from the Mediterranean Sea to safety after their overcrowded wooden boat capsized during a rescue operation Thursday. An Associated Press photographer who was aboard the...

Greece: Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks, 29 rescued

Aug. 10, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities conducted a major search and rescue operation Wednesday for dozens of people believed missing at sea east of the island of Karpathos after a boat reportedly carrying up to 80 migrants towards Italy sank during the night. The coast guard said...

Redmond man dies in kayaking accident on Wenatchee River

Aug. 09, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — A Redmond, Washington man has died in a kayaking accident on the Wenatchee River. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said the 25-year-old man was seen kayaking without a life jacket when he went underwater this past Sunday, KOMO-TV reported. ...