Latest Waterfalls News

Wall of rock falls on boaters on Brazilian lake, killing 6

Jan. 09, 2022 13:07 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A towering slab of rock broke from a cliff and toppled onto pleasure boaters drifting near a waterfall on a Brazilian lake and officials said at least six people died. Edgard Estevo, commander of the Minas Gerais State Fire Department, said at a news...

Pictured Rocks to begin charging 1st entrance fee in March

Dec. 14, 2021 10:22 AM EST

MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will soon begin charging visitors entrance fees for the first time in the 55-year history of the tourist destination in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Park officials announced Monday that the park along Lake Superior will...

Police: Woman drove into river at Niagara Falls on purpose

Dec. 09, 2021 19:18 PM EST

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who died when her car went into the icy rapids above Niagara Falls likely drove into the river on purpose, authorities said Thursday. The New York State Park Police said “entry into the water appears to be an intentional act,” and an...

Coast Guard swimmer pulls body from car above Niagara Falls

Dec. 08, 2021 22:30 PM EST

(AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew braved poor visibility and frigid rapids to reach a car partly submerged in water near the brink of Niagara Falls, then lowered a rescue swimmer on a hoist who pulled out the woman trapped inside. She did not survive. Video...

Proposal would give Pennsylvania, NJ first national park

Nov. 06, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Up a winding mountain road two hours from any major city, a small parking lot appears through the fall foliage and it’s as busy as any Wawa. Cars from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York wedge into spots and forge a few new ones. “Are you...

California still deep in drought despite atmospheric river

Oct. 26, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The deluge California received from a powerful atmospheric river made streams and waterfalls come alive while coating mountains with snow, but as the storm headed east to the Plains on Tuesday it left the Golden State still deep in drought. The...

Remains of United executive found at suburban Chicago forest

Oct. 24, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve are of a United Airlines executive reported missing more than a year ago, officials said Sunday. Investigators used dental records to confirm the identity of...