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Search underway for scuba diver missing in Bowman Bay

Jul. 27, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 67-year-old Bellevue man who went missing while scuba diving in Deception Pass State Park’s Bowman Bay. The man, an experienced scuba diver, and his wife were in a small boat in Bowman...

Egypt officials: Cairo apartment building collapses; 1 dead

Jul. 27, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building in the Egyptian capital of Cairo collapsed on Tuesday, killing a man while rescue workers hours later pulled his wife alive from under the rubble, officials said. The woman spent more than five hours buried under the rubble of the...

Family: Last victim ID'd in Florida condo building collapse

Jul. 26, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives and became the largest non-hurricane related emergency response...

North Carolina man cited after son rescued from porch roof

Jul. 26, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been cited after firefighters rescued a 2-year-old from the roof of a home, police said. Jacksonville police spokeswoman Beth Purcell said in a news release that officers and emergency personnel responded on Saturday...

Body of 4-year-old Pima girl swept away by storm found

Jul. 26, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

PIMA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 4-year-old girl swept away by floodwaters in southeastern Arizona has been found. Police in Pima told AZFamily.com that a volunteer searcher spotted the body Monday around 8:30 a.m. Graham County...

Pakistani official: Scottish climber dies in avalanche on K2

Jul. 26, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A renowned Scottish climber died in an avalanche while attempting to scale K2 in northern Pakistan, the world’s second-highest mountain peak, a Pakistani mountaineering official and a British charity said Monday. Rescuers meanwhile located the bodies...

Teen, 4-year-old girl swept away by floodwaters in Arizona

Jul. 25, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

PIMA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities continue searching Sunday for a 4-year-old girl and teenager who were both swept away by floodwaters in separate incidents in Arizona. Graham County authorities resumed looking for a 4-year-old Pima girl missing since Thursday night while...

3 people rescued off Long Island after hours in the water

Jul. 25, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

BAYPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Three people were rescued early Sunday after spending hours in the waters off Long Island. Suffolk County police said they received a distress call from a boater at about 2 a.m. Sunday reporting three people missing from the boat. ...

113 killed in western India landslides, monsoon flooding

Jul. 25, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days of landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in western India’s Maharashtra state killed at least 113 people and injured 50, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to find at least 100 missing. A government spokesperson,...

Body found, believed to be that of missing Virginia woman

Jul. 24, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A body believed to be that of a missing Virginia woman has been found in the Shenandoah National Park, officials said Saturday. Based on the preliminary identification of the remains, the search for Julia Christine Devlin has been suspended, the park...