Recreational swimming

A sign warns visitors to Long Nook Beach of recent shark sightings, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in Truro, Mass. A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human on the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 8:14 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs,...
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This 1983 microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Cryptosporidium parvum parasitic organisms in a stool smear specimen, the cause of a patient's cryptosporidiosis. On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the CDC said hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the diarrheal illnesses people get from swimming. The parasite can survive normal chlorine levels. (CDC via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming. And they're reminding people with diarrhea to stay out of pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds. U.S. public health officials report on safe swimming every year. Thursday's...
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This July 21, 2017 photo shows a Champion Autism Network golf cart decorated with puzzle pieces, a symbol for autism, in Surfside, S.C., with the Surfside Pier in the background. The golf cart is sponsored by area businesses who purchase puzzle pieces and get their logos printed on them. The Champion Autism Network works with local businesses and attractions in the Myrtle Beach area, including venues in Surfside, to make the destination more welcoming to visitors with kids on the autism spectrum by training workers in the hospitality industry to be sensitive to their needs. (Becky Large via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 11:17 am
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has a busy boardwalk and all kinds of attractions, from mini-golf courses and water parks to a zip line and a Ferris wheel. So it might not be an obvious destination for families with kids on the autism spectrum who may be easily overwhelmed by noise and commotion. But...
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In this photo provided by Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, authorities remove an alligator from a pool in Sarasota, Fla. Authorities received a call about the alligator Friday, March 30, 2018. (Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
April 01, 2018 - 5:22 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida homeowners beware: one big gator has been found splashing in a backyard swimming pool and it took a trapper to drag it away. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office posted images of the floating gator late Friday on Twitter, saying it measured 11 feet (3 meters) long...
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This Nov. 13, 2015 image shows cattle walking on a beach near Banjul, Gambia. A shore excursion in Gambia on a monthlong cruise of Africa offers scenery, adventure and cultural immersion. (Dolores Barclay via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:39 am
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — I stood with three friends on a beach littered with dead fish, cigarette butts, the leavings of lunch and empty soda cans. We were in Banjul, Gambia, and about to set off on an adventure to Jinack Island. Our pirogue — a large dugout with a muscular motor — awaited us just...
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December 15, 2017 - 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on sea lion attacks on swimmers in San Francisco Bay (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A swimmer bitten by a sea lion in San Francisco says he believes the animal trailed him as he swam from the beach to the mouth of a cove where he was attacked. Christian Einfeldt tells...
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In this Nov. 4, 2017, photo, Rohingya Muslim Abdul Karim, 19, uses a yellow plastic oil container as a flotation device as he swims the Naf river while crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. Rohingya Muslims escaping the violence in their homeland of Myanmar are now so desperate that some are swimming to safety in neighboring Bangladesh, even if they have never been in the water before. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 13, 2017 - 4:33 pm
SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — Nabi Hussain owes his life to a yellow plastic oil container. The 13-year-old Rohingya boy couldn't swim, and had never even seen the sea before fleeing his village in Myanmar. But he clung to the empty container and struggled across the water with it for about 2...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:41 am
NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — An 800-pound heifer made a big splash when it was found in a North Carolina family's swimming pool. Catawba County Chief Animal Control Officer Jenna Arsenault told news outlets the agency received a 911 call Wednesday morning and arrived to find the young female bovine...
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October 19, 2017 - 5:26 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two children have been admitted to a hospital after a chlorine leak at an Ohio child care center's swimming pool. Fire officials in Toledo say five preschool students were in the water when the leak was discovered Thursday morning at a swimming pool at the Catholic Club, a child...
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August 31, 2017 - 9:22 am
LITHIA, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida residents woke up to an uninvited, scaly guest in their backyard swimming pool: a 7- to 8-foot-long (2-meter-long) alligator. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County deputies responded to the Lithia home Wednesday morning. The Hillsborough County...
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