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Boy killed in personal watercraft collision on Iowa lake

Aug. 12, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A 14-year-old boy died in a personal watercraft collision on Clear Lake in north-central Iowa, officials said. The collision of the two recreational watercraft happened around noon Tuesday, according to a news release Wednesday from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. ...

Man struck by boat propeller drowns at South Lake Tahoe

Aug. 11, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man drowned in Lake Tahoe after his leg apparently was struck by a rental boat propeller about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the lake’s south shore, authorities said Tuesday South Lake Tahoe Police identified the victim of Monday’s...

Man killed, 5 injured in boating collision in Maine

Aug. 10, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

ORLAND, Maine (AP) — A man who was one of 13 people on a boat was killed when a teenager operating a personal watercraft crashed into it on Toddy Pond in Orland, Maine game wardens said. The man was one of several people sitting on the back of the 23-foot boat (7 meters) with their feet dangling in the...

Central Indiana man killed in boating accident

Aug. 9, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers were investigating after a 20-year central Indiana man died in a boating accident on Lake Wawasee. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said responders were dispatched around 6 p.m. Saturday to reports of a person being struck by a boat. ...

27 dead after migrant boat capsizes off West African coast

Aug. 7, 2020 7:49 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At least 27 people died when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the West African coast between Mauritania and Western Sahara, United Nations agencies said Friday. More than 40 were initially feared dead on Thursday, according to initial reports by the U.N. refugee agency. One...

Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania coast

Aug. 6, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Dozens are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants sank off Mauritania’s coast, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency. Approximately 40 people were on board the vessel that sank off the coast of Nouadhibou, Mauritania, U.N. Refugee Agency Special Envoy for the Central...

Illinois man dies after hit by anchor in Lake of the Ozarks

Aug. 6, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — An Illinois man has died after being hit by a boat anchor on Lake of the Ozarks, authorities said. Craig Gathmann, 55, of Manito, Illinois, was operating a boat Wednesday afternoon with the anchor still in the water, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Once the anchor released,...

Manatee deaths are up, but pandemic put limits on necropsies

Aug. 6, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida has seen slightly more than the average number of manatee deaths this year, but scientists don't know the cause of some because necropsies were suspended during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. In about a third of the 388 deaths, the bodies weren't even recovered for...

The display of South Korea's capital Seoul logo is almost submerged due to heavy rain at a park near the Han River in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Torrential rains continuously pounded South Korea on Thursday, prompting authorities to close parts of highways and issue a rare flood alert near a key river bridge in Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

1 dead, 5 missing as boats overturn in S. Korea floodwaters

Aug. 6, 2020 4:44 AM EDT

One person died and five others are missing after their boats capsized in floodwaters in South Korea on Thursday following incessant torrential rains, officials said. One of the boats was stuck in a wire near a dam in Chuncheon, just northeast of Seoul. Two other boats rushed to help but all three were...

At least 17 killed as Bangladesh passenger boat capsizes

Aug. 5, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A passenger boat carrying more than 40 people capsized Wednesday in a marshy wetland in northern Bangladesh, killing at least 17 people, an official said. The incident happened in Netrokona district, and divers recovered at least 17 bodies, said Bulbul Ahmed, the area’s top...