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Authorities identify woman who drowned while kayaking

Oct. 11, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified a woman who drowned while kayaking on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff. The woman was identified as Linda D. Schledewitz, 65, of rural Scottsbluff, according to Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks....

Woman drowns while canoeing on western Nebraska river

Oct. 10, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A woman drowned while canoeing on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman the canoe the woman and her husband were using overturned Friday afternoon near Scottsbluff's wastewater...

Monkey Island attraction in Florida getting a major makeover

Oct. 10, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — Good news for Ralph, Ebony and Emily. The primate residents of Monkey Island at the Florida Cracker Riverside Resort in Homosassa are getting an extreme makeover of their home that’s in need of repair. Thanks to the...

Body found by kayakers in Missouri River

Oct. 02, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating the death of someone whose body was found in the Missouri River. WDAF-TV reports that kayakers found the body Saturday near the Bond Bridge. Authorities have not identified...

Body recovered, half-brother sought around Yellowstone lake

Sep. 21, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Rescue crews in Yellowstone National Park recovered the body of a 67-year-old Washington state man and searched around a lake Tuesday for his half-brother after the pair failed to return from a backcountry canoe trip. A 10-person...

La Crosse fire department rescues 5 stranded canoeists

Sep. 19, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say members of the La Crosse Fire department rescued five canoeists who became stranded on the La Crosse River Saturday evening. Captain Greg Temp said rescue crews responded to a call shortly before 8 p.m. and found the five people...

Georgia couple finishes 6,000-mile-long boating journey

Sep. 18, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — After 159 days, a Gainesville couple has completed a boating journey that took them through 20 states and more than 6,200 miles across the Eastern United States. Brian Chopin and Karen Silverthorn first set sail in October of 2020 to complete the...

Reservoir remains ID'd as kayaker drowned in Wyoming in 1995

Sep. 17, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Human remains found in a reservoir on the Wyoming-Idaho state line have been identified as a kayaker who drowned in a river in Wyoming in 1995, investigators said. Kyle Martin, 24, was kayaking on the Hoback River when a companion lost his paddle....

Officials urge boaters to steer clear of 3 pregnant orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington officials are requiring commercial whale-watching vessels to keep extra far from three pregnant orcas, in hopes of giving the endangered animals more space to feed and socialize. Following reports that the three whales in J pod, one of the...

Tennessee wildlife agency taking entries for photo contest

Sep. 15, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is accepting entries through September for a photo contest featuring pictures of fishing, hunting, boating and wildlife species native to the state. The agency said Tuesday that winning entries will be...