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Boaters, officials retrieve body from Yellowstone River

Jul. 21, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Boaters and sheriff's officials have recovered the body of a man from the Yellowstone River near Worden. The Billings Gazette reports rescuers recovered the body of the unidentified man on Saturday. Boaters assisted officials from the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office and other...

Boaters urged to respect I-74 bridge construction zone

Jul. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are warning recreational boaters on the Mississippi River to remain vigilant amid the ongoing construction of a new Interstate 74 span linking Iowa and Illinois. Danielle Alvarez, the project manager for the Iowa Department of Transportation, said boats should slow to a...

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...

More than 170 ill after boating on Lake Minnetonka

Jul. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin County officials say they still don't know why more than 170 people got sick after boating near Big Island in Lake Minnetonka last weekend. Officials have interviewed 225 people and have confirmed that 172 of them were near Big Island over the July Fourth holiday and became sick...

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...

Number of sickened 4th of July boaters nears 120

Jul. 10, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say the number of people reportedly sickened while boating around Big Island on Lake Minnetonka over the Fourth of July has grown to nearly 120. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hennepin County has returned 140 phone calls from people who reported being ill and were in that area over...

Game wardens investigate death of man found in boat

Jul. 7, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

WAYNE, Maine (AP) — Maine game wardens are investigating the death of a man found in his motorboat on Pocasset Lake in Wayne. Authorities say a lake resident spotted what appeared to be an abandoned boat floating near the shore on Saturday morning. Game wardens say the boat contained the body of...

Body found during search for missing kayaker in Alabama

Jul. 5, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they've found a body believed to be that of a kayaker who went missing on a river in north Alabama. A tweet sent by the Limestone County Sheriff's Office on Friday says the body was recovered from the Elk River. That's where Marine Patrol officials say 39-year-old...

National Guard helping clean up flooded West Virginia towns

Jul. 5, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Conditions are beginning to return to normal in the state's eastern highlands following flash flooding this weekend. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports heavy flooding in Randolph, Tucker, Pendleton and Grant counties blocked roads, damaged an elementary school, closed a U.S. Forest...

Crews search for missing kayaker on north Alabama river

Jul. 4, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Searchers are trying to locate a kayaker who has been missing on a north Alabama river for nearly a day. Marine Patrol officials say 39-year-old Michael Rynders of Athens was paddling with his girlfriend on the Elk River in Limestone County when she heard him yell about 8 p.m....