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12 children rescued from chilly waters after boats capsize

Jan. 10, 2021 10:59 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A dozen children participating in a sailing school off the coast of Northern California had to be rescued Sunday afternoon after a large swell of frigid, choppy water overturned several small boats. The sailing school was in session at around 4:30 p.m. at the mouth of the Santa...

Missouri lake where 17 drowned could get new duck boat tours

Jan. 8, 2021 6:11 PM EST

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A new company said it is planning to bring tours featuring “unsinkable” amphibious boats back to a Missouri lake where 17 people drowned when a duck boat sank in 2018. The owners of Branson Duck Tours LLC said they hope to begin the tours on Table Rock Lake near Branson...

Children gather around a wooden boat conveying two bodies, in Mukwija in Eastern Congo, Wednesday Jan. 6, 2021. Authorities in eastern Congo fear more than 40 people are dead after a motorized wooden boat capsized on Lake Kivu overnight, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Justin Kabumba)

Authorities fear 40 dead in east Congo after boat capsizes

Jan. 6, 2021 4:01 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Authorities in eastern Congo fear more than 40 people are dead after a motorized wooden boat capsized on Lake Kivu overnight, officials said Wednesday. The boat was headed toward the regional capital of Goma when it sank near Kalehe in South Kivu province. Three bodies have been...

Boat with more than a dozen migrants sinks off Colombia

Jan. 4, 2021 5:10 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Rescue workers in Colombia were searching for five migrants missing after their boat carrying 16 people sank as it tried to reach Panama. Two bodies have been found. The sinking was reported on Monday by officials in Acandi, a municipality along the Gulf of Uraba, an inlet of the...

Tunisian coast guards stand next to the clovered dead bodies of migrants in the port of Sfax, central Tunisia, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday after their smuggling boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe, Tunisian authorities said. Coast guard boats and local fishermen found and retrieved the bodies in the waters off the coastal city of Sfax in central Tunisia. (AP Photo/Houssem Zouari)

4 pregnant women among 20 migrants dead in Tunisia sinking

Dec. 25, 2020 11:50 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Four pregnant women were among 20 migrants whose bodies were found off Tunisia's coast after their smuggling boat sank, Tunisian authorities said Friday, as search efforts continued for 13 others believed missing. Nineteen of the 20 migrants who died in Thursday’s sinking were...

FILE - In this Sep. 9, 2020 file photo, migrants from different nationalities, mainly from Somalia, Egypt and Morocco, but also from Libya, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coat, Bangladesh, Senegal, Syria, Palestine, Benin and Tunisia, including 14 minors and 4 women, rest on board the Spanish NGO Open Arms vessel after being rescued in international waters, in the Central Mediterranean sea.  Tunisian authorities say 20 African migrants have been found dead after their boat, which was trying to reach Europe, sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Five survivors were rescued Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 and authorities are searching for up to 20 others believed missing. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios, File)

20 migrants dead off Tunisia after boat sinks, more missing

Dec. 24, 2020 8:38 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday after their smuggling boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe, Tunisian authorities said. Five survivors were rescued and the Tunisian navy is searching for up to 20 others still believed missing. Tunisian...

Boat capsizes between Uganda and Congo, killing more than 30

Dec. 24, 2020 8:24 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 30 people have died in an overnight capsizing on Lake Albert while trying to return to Congo from Uganda, according to a civil society group. Most of the victims were trying to return illegally to Congo to avoid coronavirus restrictions, said Vital Adubanga, president of...

Tunisia: 20 African migrants found dead, 20 estimated missing and 5 rescued after boat sinks in Mediterranean

Dec. 24, 2020 6:31 AM EST
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia: 20 African migrants found dead, 20 estimated missing and 5 rescued after boat sinks in Mediterranean.
Clark McIlvain and Kathleen McIlvain hold a photo of their son, Charles McIlvain, at their home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Woodland Hills, Calif. Charles McIlvain was one of 34 people killed when dive boat Conception caught fire and sank off the coast of California on Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Families of 34 California boat fire victims grieve, advocate

Dec. 4, 2020 5:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The snapshots tell the story of a big man with a big, beaming grin. The McIlvain family passes around the pictures, laughing over their son Charlie's antics captured through the years: Charlie as a youngster camping with a backpack bigger than him, Charlie cheesing for the camera on...

FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file photo, a duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised after it went down the evening of July 19 after a thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, a federal judge has dismissed criminal indictments against three men who were charged after the tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake in 2018, killing 17 people.   (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP)

Judge dismisses criminal counts in Missouri duck boat deaths

Dec. 3, 2020 2:49 PM EST

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed neglect and misconduct charges against three employees of a tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake in 2018, killing 17 people. U.S. District Judge Doug Harpool filed an order Wednesday upholding a recommendation made in September. Kenneth Scott McKee, of...