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Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfall

Aug. 23, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Some of the mystical blue-green lakes of the Lacandon jungle in southern Mexico are drying up this year, the result of what experts say is an extended drought and rising temperatures in the region. The Metzabok lake, which normally covers 220 acres (89 hectares), dried up completely this...

Body of North Carolina man recovered in Oregon lake

Aug. 23, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The body of a North Carolina man who drowned while trying to save his brother more than two months ago has been recovered from the bottom of a lake in southwestern Oregon with the help of volunteers from Idaho. The body of Juan Carlos Fuentes, 29, was located about 135 feet (41 meters)...

Body of missing wealthy Polish film producer is found

Aug. 22, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers have found the body of a Polish celebrity businessman who went missing after falling from his motorboat into a lake, a Polish minister said Thursday. Piotr Wozniak-Starak, 39, who produced some of Poland's most popular movies, hadn't been seen since late Saturday. A search...

Man drowns on Lake Ballinger

Aug. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. (AP) — A 52-year-old man drowned while spending an afternoon with friends on Lake Ballinger. KOMO-TV reports the victim was on a floating device around 3 p.m. Tuesday when something fell into the water, according to Leslie Hynes with South County Fire. The man reached into the...

Man who drowned at Crater Lake identified

Aug. 20, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) — The man who drowned after jumping off a rock cliff into Crater Lake was a student at Oregon State University. Crater Lake National Park spokeswoman Marsha McCabe says 27-year-old Sumedh Mannar jumped off the cliff at Cleetwood Cove Sunday afternoon and did not resurface. McCabe...

Rabbi drowns after he jumps in lake to save his 2 children

Aug. 20, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Emergency crews have recovered the body of a New York rabbi who drowned after jumping into a lake to rescue two of his children. Greenwood Lake police say 38-year-old David Traub rented a pontoon boat Sunday from a marina in New Jersey. His family then traveled out on the lake,...

Man drowns at Crater Lake

Aug. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man drowned after jumping off a rock cliff into Crater Lake. The National Park Service says the unidentified 27-year-old jumped at Cleetwood Cove around 4:40 p.m. Sunday, and did not resurface. Crater Lake National Park spokeswoman Marsha McCabe says the cliff the...

Florida man opens front door; kinkajou runs in, bites him

Aug. 19, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a small rainforest raccoon-like creature ran into a Florida apartment and bit a man after he opened the front door to head to work. The WPEC-TV reports the kinkajou bit his foot and scratched his leg but didn't seriously injure him. A woman who witnessed the...

Florida woman upset over her dog being dyed by groomer

Aug. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman got a colorful but unwanted surprise when she picked up her dog from a grooming session. The Palm Beach Post reports Graziella Puleo's Goldendoodle named Lola was scheduled for a buzz cut and teeth cleaning recently at a Lake Worth grooming center. When Puleo...

Search for wealthy Polish film producer missing on lake

Aug. 19, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers in Poland are searching for a celebrity businessman and socialite who went missing after falling from a motorboat into a lake. Piotr Wozniak-Starak, the producer of some of Poland's most popular movies, hasn't been seen since late Saturday or early Sunday. Police, alerted to...