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Disney, Sangmeister back on land after rescue in Transpac

Jul. 16, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Friends and sailing rivals Roy Disney and John Sangmeister were back on land Tuesday rather than racing toward Hawaii after Disney's crew rescued Sangmeister's crew from its sinking yacht in the 50th Transpac Race. Disney's Pyewacket returned to Marina del Rey near Los Angeles about 24...

Roy Disney rescues competitor from sinking yacht in Transpac

Jul. 15, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A crew in the 50th Transpacific Race was rescued by fellow competitor Roy Disney, the grandnephew of Walt Disney, after abandoning its sinking 70-foot sailboat early Monday. Race officials said Disney's Pyewacket, an Andrews 70, picked up the nine-man crew of John Sangmeister's OEX, a...

Florida manatee deaths could reach record high

Jul. 15, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The number of manatee deaths caused by watercraft could hit an all-time high in Florida this year. From the beginning of this year through June 21, 81 manatees have been killed by watercraft in Florida's waters. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say 59 manatees died...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jul. 15, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...

Alabama woman killed when boat strikes tree on Coosa River

Jul. 13, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a 32-year-old woman is dead after a boat struck a tree on the Coosa River. Capt. Gary Buchanan of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in an email that Krista Danielle Elliott of Wetumpka died early Saturday at about midnight. He said she was a passenger in...

Search for missing boater continues

Jul. 13, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

ARLEY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman remains missing more than week after a boat crash on Smith Lake. Search crews have been looking for 26-year-old Kelsey Nicole Starling since the July 4 evening boat crash on the lake. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Police said searchers have used sonar, underwater...

Boy dies after small boat capsizes on farm retention pond

Jul. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

OLEY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy has died while playing in a stormwater retention basin on a family farm in southeastern Pennsylvania. Andrew Martin was playing with some other boys in several feet of water that had collected Thursday in the basin in Oley after a day of heavy rains. They...

Memorial event held on Danube River for crew of sunken boat

Jul. 12, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than a dozen vessels took part Friday in a memorial ceremony for the two-man Hungarian crew killed in a collision when a tour boat with South Korean tourists sank after colliding with a cruise ship on the Danube River. During the solemn commemoration, an urn with the ashes of...

1 dead after sailboat capsizes along Chicago shoreline

Jul. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say one person died and two were rescued after a sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan near the Chicago shoreline. Chicago police say in a statement that the boat overturned about 2 a.m. Thursday. A 28-year-old woman was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. Police say a...

Company settles lawsuits over Missouri duck boat that sank

Jul. 10, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, said that it has settled or is in the process of settling more than half of the lawsuits it faces. KYTV reports that Ripley Entertainment made the disclosure in documents filed this month in...