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2 kayakers rescued in Jamaica Bay after falling from kayaks

May. 26, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's aviation unit has rescued two men who fell off their kayaks in Jamaica Bay in New York City. Police officers operating from rescue helicopters pulled the men from the water after being summoned at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said one kayaker was...

The Latest: Oman says 4th person killed by Cyclone Mekunu

May. 26, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen (all times local): 6 a.m. Authorities in Oman say a fourth person has been killed by Cyclone Mekunu, raising the storm's overall death toll to six. Oman's National Committee for Civil Defense made the announcement early Sunday, without...

Missing fisherman found by divers in submerged vessel

May. 26, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The body of a missing fisherman was found by divers inside the sunken vessel, the Kelli J. The Coast Guard said Saturday that the body was found before the vessel was refloated by contractors in Willapay Bay on Friday. The Pacific County Sheriff's Office took the fisherman's body to a local...

Man died after being found in river near Great Falls

May. 26, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man who was found floating in the Missouri River in Great Falls has died. Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards says officers received reports of a body on a flotation device in the fast-moving river at about 5 p.m. Friday. Edwards says emergency responders had located the man near...

Seasonal Coast Guard stations open for business

May. 26, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Several seasonal Coast Guard stations have opened for the summer boating season. Stations in Scituate, Massachusetts; Block Island, Rhode Island; and Fishers Island, New York just off the Connecticut coast opened Friday. They will remain open through Labor Day to conduct search and rescue,...

Spanish rescuers help 94 migrants crossing Mediterranean

May. 26, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 94 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from African to European shores. The service says that it picked up the migrants from four boats intercepted either in or near the Strait of Gibraltar during Friday night and Saturday...

Officials offers safety tips during water recreation

May. 26, 2018 2:06 AM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — For the past week, Mike Vasquez has spent much of his workday patrolling the waters of the Snake River. A marine enforcement officer with the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Vasquez has been searching for a young woman who reportedly fell into the river May 9 and has been...

Rescuers recover vehicle from Selway river, no bodies inside

May. 25, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Rescuers have recovered a sport utility vehicle from the upper Selway River in the Idaho backcountry, but Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says none of the four hunters missing since the crash earlier this week were inside. The vehicle flipped into the river early Monday in a...

Driver survives plunging 700 feet off California roadway

May. 25, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

CRESTLINE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California driver managed to call for help after her car plunged 700 feet (213 meters) off a road in the San Bernardino Mountains, and rescuers marveled at her survival. The woman could not say exactly where she was Thursday night, and authorities used her phone to...

Police: Man saved from overdose, avoids fatal crash next day

May. 25, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man saved one day from an apparent drug overdose by a southwestern Michigan sheriff had been a passenger in a vehicle moments before a fatal crash the following day. The Kalamazoo County sheriff's office says Devon Wellington was one of two individuals given Narcan...