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Body of teen recovered; missing after Lake Havasu boat crash

Aug. 24, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities have recovered the body of a 17-year-old California boy who had been missing after a boat crash on Lake Havasu. Mohave County Sheriff's officials said the body of Adam Gomez of Redondo Beach, California, was located by divers Friday evening south of...

Son: Mom was 'a problem' as their boat sank in 2016

Aug. 23, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Vermont man whose mother was never seen again after their boat sank during a fishing trip in 2016 testified that his mother was "more kind of the problem than the solution" as the boat went down. Nathan Carman took the stand for the second straight day Friday during a trial in...

Floating homeless camp sinks in Seattle

Aug. 22, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — What authorities describe as a homeless camp on the water in Seattle has sunk. KOMO-TV reports the floating camp was made up of three boats rafted together and tied up illegally to a fishing net piling belonging to the Duwamish Tribe. Two of the boats sank last week in the Duwamish Waterway...

Boat operator charged in death of friend who fell overboard

Aug. 22, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly was operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs has been charged in the death of his friend who went overboard and drowned in northern New Jersey earlier this month. Morris County prosecutors say 24-year-old Nicholas Zarantonello, of Lake...

Search on for missing teen after boat crash on Lake Havasu

Aug. 21, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a teenage boy who is reported missing after a boat crash on Lake Havasu. Mohave County Sheriff's officials say they responded to the scene Wednesday on a report of a juvenile who had been struck by a boat. Upon arrival, deputies determined that...

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

Aug. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year. Yahia Sarie, a military spokesman for the...

2 more charged in fatal boat crash

Aug. 21, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Two more people face criminal charges in connection with a fatal July 4 boat crash on Smith Lake. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says troopers on Wednesday arrested Nick Bowling Suggs and Jodi Wallace Suggs, both of Decatur, on criminally negligent homicide charges. Both are 50....

Richmond man pleads guilty in boat crash that killed friend

Aug. 20, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man has pleaded guilty in a boating crash that killed his friend two years ago. John Randolph "Rand" Hooper pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter and failure to render aid in a crash that killed Graham McCormick in August 2017. Prosecutors and Hooper's defense...

Man rescued after clinging to capsized boat for 12 hours

Aug. 20, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says the crew on a Lake Erie fishing boat rescued a man who had been clinging to his capsized sailboat for about 12 hours. Authorities say the crew spotted the man Monday morning about four miles off the shores of Port Clinton in northern Ohio. The Coast Guard...

Release of report into fatal boat crash delayed

Aug. 19, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials say an investigation into a fatal boat crash in Rhode Island will take longer than originally expected. Michael Healey, chief public affairs officer at the Department of Environmental Management, says he "misjudged" when the agency's probe into the Aug. 11 collision of a...