Latest Recreation accidents News

Injured sea turtle's intestinal gas hampered diving

Nov. 26, 2021 10:17 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — An injured sea turtle at the Mississippi Aquarium is getting medicine to reduce intestinal gas because a buildup was keeping her from diving. Banner the green sea turtle was rescued in Florida after being severely injured by a boat propeller....

Minnesota man dies in apparent hunting accident in Wisconsin

Nov. 24, 2021 13:16 PM EST

SAXON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota man was shot and killed in an apparent hunting accident in northwestern Wisconsin. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office says dispatchers received a call just before 5 p.m. Tuesday in the town of Saxon. The caller reported an...

Elk illegally shot and killed on state's deer hunting opener

Nov. 22, 2021 13:55 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a bull elk was illegally shot and killed on the opening day of the Wisconsin gun deer hunting season. The state Department of Natural Resources said the shooting happened in Columbia County about 7 a.m. Saturday, which was 30 minutes...

1 dead, 1 missing after boats collide on Lake Erie

Nov. 17, 2021 10:35 AM EST

One person was missing and one died after two boats collided on Lake Erie, authorities said. Three people were pulled from the water following the crash Tuesday night near Cranberry Creek, authorities said. It is believed all were ejected from the boats in the collision ...

Nebraska 2nd-grade school teacher killed in hunting accident

Nov. 15, 2021 12:33 PM EST

LEWISTON, Neb. (AP) — A second-grade teacher from southeastern Nebraska was killed this weekend in a hunting accident, Pawnee County authorities said. Kade Reiman, 23, who taught at Bennet Elementary in the Palmyra-Bennet School District, was accidently shot while...

Patrol: 8-year-old killed in ATV crash in Ford County field

Oct. 26, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy has died after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving in a southwestern Kansas field crashed, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The patrol said the crash happened around 7 p.m. Monday in Ford County. The ATV flipped,...

2 Iowa State crew members died their first time on the water

Oct. 21, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa State University crew club members were participating in their first practice on the water when they drowned in March after their boat capsized in strong winds, according to newly released investigative findings. The pandemic had kept the...

Parents of unrestrained girl killed on ride sue theme park

Oct. 20, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On her family's first trip since the pandemic began, 6-year-old Wongel Estifanos got on a vertical drop ride at a Colorado amusement park with her uncle, aunt and cousins last month. When the floor pulled away from beneath them, everyone else fell in...

Man dies after falling from hot air balloon ride in Israel

Oct. 19, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A man is dead after falling Tuesday from a hot air balloon mid-flight, Israeli police said. The man, in his 20s, was a crew member who had been dangling from the basket when he fell, according to police. “I don’t know...

North Carolina woman killed, sister injured in ATV accident

Oct. 11, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — A woman was killed and her sister injured after the ATV they were riding fell from a railroad bridge they were crossing, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. According to a report from the patrol, two women were riding the vehicle on a railroad...