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Body recovered, half-brother sought around Yellowstone lake

Sep. 21, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Rescue crews in Yellowstone National Park recovered the body of a 67-year-old Washington state man and searched around a lake Tuesday for his half-brother after the pair failed to return from a backcountry canoe trip. A 10-person...

La Crosse fire department rescues 5 stranded canoeists

Sep. 19, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say members of the La Crosse Fire department rescued five canoeists who became stranded on the La Crosse River Saturday evening. Captain Greg Temp said rescue crews responded to a call shortly before 8 p.m. and found the five people...

Georgia couple finishes 6,000-mile-long boating journey

Sep. 18, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — After 159 days, a Gainesville couple has completed a boating journey that took them through 20 states and more than 6,200 miles across the Eastern United States. Brian Chopin and Karen Silverthorn first set sail in October of 2020 to complete the...

Reservoir remains ID'd as kayaker drowned in Wyoming in 1995

Sep. 17, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Human remains found in a reservoir on the Wyoming-Idaho state line have been identified as a kayaker who drowned in a river in Wyoming in 1995, investigators said. Kyle Martin, 24, was kayaking on the Hoback River when a companion lost his paddle....

Officials urge boaters to steer clear of 3 pregnant orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington officials are requiring commercial whale-watching vessels to keep extra far from three pregnant orcas, in hopes of giving the endangered animals more space to feed and socialize. Following reports that the three whales in J pod, one of the...

Tennessee wildlife agency taking entries for photo contest

Sep. 15, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is accepting entries through September for a photo contest featuring pictures of fishing, hunting, boating and wildlife species native to the state. The agency said Tuesday that winning entries will be...

Against a stunning river sunset, Proenza Schouler returns

Sep. 09, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sailboats wafted by on the Hudson River and the setting sun sparkled on the water as Proenza Schouler celebrated a return to in-person fashion shows against the spectacular setting of New York’s buzziest waterfront locale, Little Island. Designers...

Wildfires, smoke snuff out outdoor adventures across US

Sep. 05, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Farquhar’s plans for an outdoor adventure have gone up in smoke twice this summer. The retired attorney and teacher from the Philadelphia area had planned to hike with a friend for several weeks on the Pacific Crest Trail north of Lake Tahoe...

Baby whale unwell, rule issued to keep boaters away

Sep. 03, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued an emergency rule ordering commercial whale watch tours to stay farther away from an unwell baby orca to help her survive. J56, or Tofino, as the whale is also known, was born in May 2019 to an...

Electric boats making waves without the noise

Sep. 02, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

The auto industry has raced ahead on an electric wave with more manufacturers joining the race seemingly every day. The boating industry has sputtered far behind, bogged down by low-horsepower engines and batteries that take up nearly half the boat. ...