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Body parts, gear found on Italian glacier after avalanche

Jul. 05, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

CANAZEI, Italy (AP) — Rescuers found body parts and equipment as they searched Tuesday for hikers missing following a powerful avalanche that killed at least seven people and was blamed in large part on rising temperatures that are melting glaciers. Officials initially feared 13...

2 men missing after entering southern Sierra's Kern River

Jul. 05, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two men were reported missing after attempting to cross the southern Sierra Nevada's Kern River on the Fourth of July, authorities said Tuesday. Deputies responding to an early afternoon report of missing swimmers were told that the two were crossing with...

North Carolina town helps emergency vehicles reach beach

Jul. 05, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina coastal town has acted to help rescue workers gain easier access to the beach, a move that addresses a potential issue in reaching the shore in an emergency. Officials in Oak Island say the town has 65 public beach access locations, but...

High number of seal deaths linked to bird flu, feds say

Jul. 05, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An unusual number of seals are becoming stranded and dying off Maine this summer, and avian influenza is to blame, the federal government said Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed that samples from four Maine seals tested positive for the...

3 men missing in California after river rescue attempt

Jul. 04, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three men are missing and presumed dead in California after a child was caught in a river current and they swam out in an attempt to rescue him, authorities said. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the boy was swept away at a popular boating and...

Alpine avalanche leaves 7 known dead, 13 missing in Italy

Jul. 04, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

CANAZEI, Italy (AP) — Thunderstorms hampered Monday the search for more than a dozen hikers who remained unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks down the slope. Officials put the known death toll at seven. ...

Searchers rescue 4th person from China ship, 12 bodies found

Jul. 04, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Rescue teams searching for missing crew members from a Chinese engineering ship that sank over the weekend saved a fourth person on Monday and recovered 12 bodies, Chinese maritime authorities said. Officials said the crew member rescued by a Chinese navy ship on...

Woman, boy rescued on Coeur d'Alene River

Jul. 04, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) — Two people were rescued from the Coeur d’Alene River after being pulled underwater by a swift current. The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two people drowning in the river on Saturday. They were floating down the river when they got...

Climber rescued after 700-foot fall on Mount Hood

Jul. 04, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Happy Valley man was rescued after a 700-foot fall from the Old Chute area near the summit of Mount Hood, authorities wrote in a news release Sunday. Around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a 43-year-old man climbing up a popular route up the mountain’s western face...

Bus falls into deep gorge in northern India, killing 16

Jul. 04, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell into a deep gorge in northern India on Monday, killing 16 people, including schoolchildren, a government official said. Rescue workers pulled out the badly injured from the wreckage of the vehicle and sent them to a...