Latest Recreational water sports News

Whitewater attraction to open in Alabama capital in 2023

Jun. 12, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Work is beginning on a 120-acre (48-hectare) development that's meant to bring new attractions and visitors to Alabama's capital with whitewater rafting and other activities. Located just west of the downtown area near the Alabama River, the...

Crews recover body of teen who fell off Jet Ski in lake

Jun. 11, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — Rescue crews on Friday recovered the body of a teen who fell off a Jet Ski he was riding with a friend a day earlier on Lake Down in central Florida, officials said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit found the boy's body just before...

British twin sisters injured in Mexico crocodile attack

Jun. 09, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two British women are recovering from a crocodile attack in a lagoon along Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, an official said Wednesday. The two women were visiting the Manialtepec lagoon near the surf and beach destination of Puerto Escondido in...

Hawaii-bound kayaker rescued by Coast Guard off California

Jun. 07, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A kayaker hoping to paddle solo from California to Hawaii was rescued six days after he set out by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter amid rough seas and high winds. Cyril Derreumaux endured several problems with his 23-foot (7-meter) kayak, but...

Trouble hiring lifeguards will lead to pool, beach closures

Jun. 07, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Closures last year during the pandemic along with international workers having difficulty getting visas is leaving many lifeguard positions unfilled this summer. That will mean some pools and beaches will be closed, even as people flock to the water and...

Virginia man dies after canoe capsizes on New River

Jun. 07, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say that a man from Roanoke has died after the canoe he was in capsized. The Roanoke Times reports that the incident occurred Saturday morning on the New River near the unincorporated town of McCoy in Montgomery County. ...

Old cemetery dispute raises questions about who owns past

Jun. 02, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

ALTURA, Minn. (AP) — It’s been years since anyone was buried in the cemetery, but some graves are decorated with miniature solar lights and clay flower pots, a sign that the living still visit their long-departed relatives. Recently, Holger said something unusual has...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 02, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. June 1, 2021. Editorial: Be prepared for hurricane season While pandemic seems to be subsiding, hurricanes may be the last thing anyone wants to consider. But the 2021 hurricane season starts Tuesday. ...

Californians hit beaches, travel ahead of virus rules easing

May. 31, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians headed to campgrounds, beaches and restaurants over the long holiday weekend as the state prepared to shed some of its coronavirus rules. Southern California beaches were busy with families barbecuing and children playing in the sand and...

Virginia man drowns at Outer Banks, follows Kure Beach death

May. 30, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — A northern Virginia man has died after his body was recovered from the surf in North Carolina's Outer Banks. The National Park Service said Saturday that the 46-year-old Falls Church man died in an apparent drowning at the south end of Hatteras...