Latest Boat accidents News

5 rescued when boat overturns in Buzzards Bay

Jun. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (AP) — Five people were rescued Saturday when a boat capsized near a lighthouse in Buzzards Bay, according to officials. The Mattapoisett Harbormaster plucked the people from the water before rescue boats arrived at the scene, and a Mattapoisett...

California boy, 16, dies after boat crash on Arizona lake

Jun. 18, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A 16-year-old California boy has died after suffering critical injuries when his personal watercraft collided with a boat on Arizona's Lake Havasu last weekend. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that Jorge Contreras of...

Coast Guard: 4 rescued on sinking boat 32 miles off Virginia

Jun. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

WACHAPREAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued four people on a boat taking on water and sinking about 32 miles off Virginia’s Eastern Shore. After receiving a report via VHF-FM radio on Thursday, the Coast Guard dispatched boats and a helicopter from stations at...

Newspaper sues SC police over records in mother, son deaths

Jun. 18, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

ISLANDTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina newspaper is suing the police agencies investigating the shooting deaths of a mother and son from one of South Carolina’s prominent legal families, arguing that authorities violated public records law by refusing to release 911 calls and police...

Migrant boat capsizes near Spain's Canary Islands, 4 dead

Jun. 18, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Four people died, one of them a child, when a migrant boat believed to be carrying 45 passengers capsized near Spain’s Canary Islands, Spanish authorities said Friday. The boat was approaching Órzola on the island of Lanzarote on Thursday...

Louisiana man, 69, dies in boating accident; body found

Jun. 18, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a boating accident that killed a 69-year-old man, the agency said Friday. Agents who had been searching for two days found the body of Clifford Jewell, of Columbia, on Thursday in...

Turkey: 1 dead in Bosporus Strait container ship collision

Jun. 17, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A container ship and a fishing boat collided in Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait, killing one person Thursday. Turkey’s Directorate General of Coastal Safety said the ship AS ROSAILA hit a 7-meters-long (23-foot-long) fishing boat under Istanbul’s Yavuz...

Body of missing Bismarck kayaker recovered in Missouri River

Jun. 15, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The body of a Bismarck kayaker who went missing earlier this month was recovered by a fisherman, who brought it to shore. Joby Seagren, 41, went missing June 5 while kayaking with friends on the Missouri River in the Kimball Bottoms area south of...

Body of missing boater recovered from waters of Green Bay

Jun. 15, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Crews have recovered the body of a missing boater from the waters of Green Bay. Twenty-eight-year-old Jorge Bautista was one of seven people who were thrown into the water when their boat capsized about 9:30 p.m. Sunday near Vincent Point, about...

Officials: Migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, some 200 missing

Jun. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.N. and Yemeni officials said Monday a boat capsized off the coast of war-torn Yemen a day earlier and some 200 migrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, were missing. The shipwreck Sunday was the latest sea disaster involving African migrants...