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UN: 34 migrants drown off Djibouti after boat capsizes

Apr. 12, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thirty-four migrants have died after their boat capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the International Organization for Migrants said Monday. IOM regional director Mohammed Abdiker in Twitter posts said the migrants were being...

Boater remains missing in Georgia after boat capsizes

Apr. 11, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to search for a person who fell overboard in Savannah after a boat capsized. Local news outlets reported the search was scheduled to resume Sunday after stopping late Saturday night. ...

Teen's body recovered after Indianapolis canoeing accident

Apr. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old boy who went missing last week when a canoe he had been riding in went over a dam in Indianapolis has been recovered from the White River, authorities said. Indiana Conservation officers pulled Kevin Josue Flores Rodriguez'...

Iowa State crew club president discusses boat's capsizing

Apr. 04, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The president of Iowa State’s student crew club said winds that had been forecast to remain low picked up suddenly, causing a boat to capsize before the crew could return to shore, killing two crew members last week. Yaakov Ben-David, 20, a sophomore...

Indonesia boat collision kills 2 fishermen, 15 missing

Apr. 04, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A collision between a cargo ship and a fishing boat killed at least two fishermen and left 15 missing off Indonesia’s main island of Java, officials said Sunday. The fishing boat capsized late Saturday with 32 aboard after hitting the...

12 dead, 4 missing after fishing boat sinks in eastern China

Apr. 04, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese fishing boat capsized and sank early Sunday off the coast of the eastern Zhejiang province, killing at least 12 people and leaving four missing, according to state media reports. Four of the 20 crew members were rescued alive, and search efforts...

Power boat rolls; woman killed, husband critically injured

Apr. 03, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman's body was recovered from Lake Pleasant and her husband was hospitalized in critical condition after they lost control of their high-performance power boat and it overturned and rolled Friday, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. ...

Births among endangered right whales highest since 2015

Apr. 03, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — North Atlantic right whales gave birth over the winter in greater numbers than scientists have seen since 2015, an encouraging sign for researchers who became alarmed three years ago when the critically endangered species produced no known offspring at all. ...

Body of second canoeist recovered from Lake Winnebago

Apr. 02, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Crews have ended their search on Lake Winnebago after recovering the second of two victims thrown into the water when their canoe capsized in rough conditions. Michael Gohde's body was recovered Thursday afternoon about 150 yards from where the...

Iowa State to review sports club policy after crew drownings

Apr. 01, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University plans to review its policies and procedures for 55 school sports clubs following the drowning of two members of the student crew club at the weekend, the school said Thursday. Yaakov Ben-David, 20, a sophomore from Washington...