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Search continues after 3 tubers die, 2 disappear at dam

Jun. 19, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Rescue teams continued to scour a North Carolina river on Saturday for two missing tubers following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam. The Greensboro News & Record reported Saturday that search teams still...

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...

Officials warn of dangerous riptides after 2 teens rescued

Jun. 19, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is warning of dangerous riptides following a rescue on Salisbury Beach. Emergency crews plucked two teenagers from the water about 100 yards offshore after a riptide pulled them away...

Search underway for missing kayaker in western Colorado

Jun. 18, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A search is underway for a kayaker who got caught in a treacherous section of the Crystal River in western Colorado. The Aspen Times reports the man, a member of Mountain Rescue Aspen, was kayaking with a friend when he entered a section of the river...

Searchers comb river after 3 tubers die, 2 disappear at dam

Jun. 18, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Searchers combed a North Carolina river Friday for two missing tubers after a family on a recreational float went over a dam, resulting in three deaths and the rescue of four people from the water. The group of nine, all believed to be part of the...

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...

Guard member to get heroism medal for skiers' rescue

Jun. 17, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

JERICHO, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday will award the Soldier's Medal to a Vermont National Guard member who risked his life in rescuing two lost and injured skiers in Stowe last year. Sgt. First Class Dustin Dearborn, who was assigned to the Army Mountain...

Hawaii police search for missing Nebraska man suspended

Jun. 17, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Police in Hawaii have suspended searches for a Nebraska man whose family reported him missing after he failed to return home from a hiking and camping trip. Samuel Joseph Martinez, 23, was studying microbiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

Alaska hiker chased off trail by bears flags down help

Jun. 17, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hiker who reported needing help following bear encounters on a trail reached a road and flagged down help Wednesday, authorities said. Bill Laxson, an Alaska Mountain Rescue Group member involved in the search, told Alaska's News...

Germany: 1 teen dead, 2 missing after swimming in Rhine

Jun. 17, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany police said Thursday that a 17-year-old girl has died and two others are missing after going swimming in the Rhine river during a heatwave. Authorities were alerted late Wednesday that three people had been caught in strong currents, police in the...