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ATV crashes kill 2 brothers minutes apart in North Dakota

Sep. 8, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

ECKELSON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a North Dakota man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash while searching for his brother, who had died in a similar wreck minutes earlier. The Highway Patrol says the two crashes happened about 10 minutes apart Friday night near Eckelson. Authorities say each...

German men die climbing Austrian Alps at ages 50, 50 and 60

Sep. 7, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three German men have died in separate accidents while hiking in the Austrian Alps, authorities said Saturday. A 60-year-old man who fell while roped to two other climbers near Nassereith in western Austria died Friday, Austria's APA news agency reported. The man, the three-man team's lead...

The Latest: Vigil held to remember dive boat victims

Sep. 6, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the deadly California dive boat fire investigation (all times local): 8 p.m. Hundreds have gathered to remember the 34 scuba divers killed when their boat caught fire and sank off Southern California. Clergy and others offered words of solace Friday evening in a vigil at a...

Crew recovers body of 5th Indiana boating mishap victim

Sep. 5, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A search crew has recovered the body of the last of five people killed in a Labor Day boating accident in central Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources' law enforcement division says the body of 32-year-old Antonio Sanchez-Maldonado of Indianapolis was found...

Only 1 person remains missing from dive boat fire

Sep. 4, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Only one person remained missing Wednesday after searchers recovered 33 bodies from the charred underwater wreckage of a dive boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast and sank on Labor Day. Among the victims were an engineer for Apple who went on the trip with...

The Latest: Feds interview captain in deadly boat fire

Sep. 4, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the scuba diving boat fire off the coast of California that is presumed to have killed 34 people: (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Federal investigators have interviewed the captain and other crew members of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off of...

1 still missing in Indiana boating mishap that left 4 dead

Sep. 4, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man missing since a Labor Day boating accident on a central Indiana river that left four other people dead, including a 6-year-old boy. Two of the boat's seven occupants made it to shore Monday night, but the boy identified as Amisadai Elel Conchas...

Burning dive boat takes fatal fire clues to a watery grave

Sep. 4, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials have vowed to find what sparked the inferno aboard the dive boat Conception that killed 34 people in waters off Southern California, but vital evidence may have gone down with the ship or drifted out to sea. The main piece of evidence, the charred remains of the boat, rests on...

The Latest: High school teacher, family on dive boat

Sep. 4, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fire aboard a diving boat near a Southern California island that is believed to have killed 34 people (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A Northern California school district says a high school physics teacher and child were on board a dive boat that caught fire off...

World War II vet breaks own oldest diver record off Cyprus

Aug. 31, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) — A 96-year-old British World War II veteran claims to have broken his own world record as the oldest scuba diver, diving at the popular Zenobia wreck off Cyprus' southern coast. Event sponsor Larnaca Municipality said Ray Woolley dived on his birthday Saturday to a depth of 42.4...