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Coast Guard search: 12 missing in ship capsize off Louisiana

Apr. 14, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard kept searching for 12 people missing off the coast of Louisiana on Wednesday, hours after six other crew members were pulled from rough seas following the capsizing of their commercial platform vessel during a “microburst” of bad weather. ...

Off-duty officer saves woman whose car plunged into canal

Apr. 14, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An off-duty South Florida police officer jumped into the water to save a woman whose car plunged into a canal on Tuesday evening. El Portal Police Officer Angel Lopez was on his way home from work when he saw the car go into the water, according to...

Missing hiker found safe in mountains near Los Angeles

Apr. 13, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hiker missing near Southern California's Mount Waterman was found safe Tuesday, authorities said. Rene Compean was airlifted to safety after being located near the Chilao campgrounds, ABC 7 reported. Compean, of Palmdale, did...

Camper dies, woman rescued in Death Valley National Park

Apr. 12, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An Arizona tourist died and his girlfriend was rescued Friday after their vehicle got two flat tires and they went missing in Death Valley National Park in California. Alexander Lofgren, 32, and Emily Henkel, 27, were found on a...

Officials: Kayaker recovered from Middlebury pond identified

Apr. 12, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (AP) — The kayaker who went missing in Middlebury over the weekend has been identified as Brian Saucier, 26, of Prospect, a Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesperson said Monday. Saucier's body was recovered Sunday...

Police search for suspect in attempted bank robbery

Apr. 11, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man suspected of trying to rob a Delaware bank. The masked man who entered a M&T Bank branch in Hockessin on Saturday passed a note to a bank employee in which he demanded money, but he left the bank without any...

Vermont police: Man with long criminal history is on the run

Apr. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont authorities on Sunday continued to look for a man with a long criminal record who allegedly assaulted a neighbor in Marshfield. Vermont State Police went door-to-door talking with neighbors on the road and searching outbuildings for Harley...

Officials: Missing kayaker's body found in Middlebury pond

Apr. 11, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (AP) — Rescue workers recovered the body of a missing kayaker in Middlebury on Sunday. Middlebury Fire Chief Brett Kales told the Connecticut Post that the body of the kayaker who was reported missing in Long Meadow Pond on Saturday was found Sunday...

Boater remains missing in Georgia after boat capsizes

Apr. 11, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to search for a person who fell overboard in Savannah after a boat capsized. Local news outlets reported the search was scheduled to resume Sunday after stopping late Saturday night. ...

Italy releases impounded migrant ship for routine upkeep

Apr. 11, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Alan Kurdi rescue ship operated by a German nongovernmental organization has been released by an administrative court in Italy to return to Spain for routine maintenance and inspection, the group, Sea-Eye, said in statement Sunday. The ship was...