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Police: 2 kayakers rescued off NJ coast after kayak capsizes

Feb. 23, 2020 11:29 AM EST

BARNEGAT, N.J. (AP) — State police in New Jersey say two kayakers were rescued last week as they were “struggling to stay afloat” after one of their kayaks capsized in Barnegat Bay. Troopers from the Point Pleasant station of the marine services bureau were called just before 3 p.m. Wednesday...

Authorities: Boat crash kills 1, injures 1 in Florida Keys

Feb. 22, 2020 4:54 PM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man out fishing with another man in the Florida Keys died when a boat on auto-pilot ran into their anchored vessel, authorities said Saturday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release that the other man who operated the anchored...

Spain: Morocco saves 14 migrants, 14 others feared drowned

Feb. 19, 2020 1:58 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Moroccan authorities rescued only 14 migrants from a boat carrying 28 people that capsized off the Western Sahara coast, raising fears that the others drowned, Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday. The news came after reports a day earlier from Alarm Phone — a...

Wrangell man dies when boat hits rocks in shallow water

Feb. 19, 2020 12:00 PM EST

WRANGELL, Alaska (AP) — A Wrangell man died after his boat crashed into rocks in shallow water, Alaska State Troopers said. The body of Randall Ferdinand, 53, was recovered Monday. Troopers in Ketchikan on Sunday afternoon received a report of an overturned boat 12 miles (19 kilometers) southwest of...

Body of missing kayaker found in West Virginia

Feb. 18, 2020 5:27 PM EST

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — The body of a West Virginia kayaker who went missing along the banks of the Middle Fork River has been found, authorities said. The body of Jamie L. Gray, 41, of Hacker Valley, was found Monday about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) downstream from where she was last seen, Department of...

FILE - This Dec. 28, 2010 photos shows a group of manatees in a canal where discharge from a nearby Florida Power & Light plant warms the water in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fewer manatees died in 2019 in Florida compared with the year before. Statewide, manatee deaths decreased to 606 deaths last year, down from 824 in 2018. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Manatee deaths in Florida drop to 606 in 2019

Feb. 17, 2020 1:44 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Fewer manatees died in 2019 in Florida compared with the year before. Statewide, manatee deaths decreased to 606 deaths last year, down from 824 in 2018. Experts say it appears the main cause of the decline in deaths is the reduced effect of red tide algae on manatees....

Officials identify missing kayaker

Feb. 15, 2020 11:22 AM EST

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Officials have released the identity of a kayaker who went missing along the banks of the Middle Fork River in West Virginia earlier this week. Officials with the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety say Jamie L. Gray, 41, of Hacker Valley is presumed drowned after...

Rescuers cover the bodies of victims of a boat capsize at St. Martin's Island, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2010. An overcrowded boat carrying about 125 Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps sank early Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal, leaving at least 16 dead, Bangladeshi officials said Tuesday. The coast guard, navy divers and other rescuers recovered the bodies of more than a dozen people after the wooden boat capsized off St. Martin's Island, the top elected official on the island told The Associated Press. (Joynal Abedin via AP)

Rohingya boat capsizes in Bay of Bengal; at least 15 dead

Feb. 11, 2020 8:38 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An overcrowded boat carrying about 138 Rohingya refugees from Bangladeshi camps sank Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal, leaving at least 15 confirmed dead, mostly women, Bangladeshi officials said. The coast guard, navy divers and other rescuers recovered the bodies after the wooden...

Bangladesh official: At least 16 dead in sinking of an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya refugees in the Bay of Bengal

Feb. 11, 2020 1:27 AM EST
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh official: At least 16 dead in sinking of an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya refugees in the Bay of Bengal.

Families of 2 killed in Louisiana barge crash suing owners

Feb. 10, 2020 6:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Families of two crew members killed in a barge collision on the Mississippi River have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the boats' owners, saying the vessels weren't seaworthy and the crash could have been avoided. Matthew Brigalia and Shawn Pucheu were among three crew members...