Recreational water sports

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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October 10, 2017 - 12:27 pm
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Two men have drowned on the Alabama Gulf Coast while trying to save a child in surf that is still rough from Hurricane Nate. Capt. Stephen Arnold of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office says the Coast Guard found the body of one of the men, and the search was continuing...
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September 29, 2017 - 2:36 am
UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward to help find whoever dumped a bag containing six live puppies into a Massachusetts river. Uxbridge police say a kayaker found the week-old puppies in the Blackstone River on Sunday. They're all expected...
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September 29, 2017 - 2:36 am
UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward to help find whoever dumped a bag containing six live puppies into a Massachusetts river. Uxbridge police say a kayaker found the week-old puppies in the Blackstone River on Sunday. They're all expected...
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A woman stands in the water as Hurricane Maria moves closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Thousands of visitors abandoned their vacation plans and left the area as the hurricane moved northward in the Atlantic, churning up surf and possible flooding. (AP Photo/Ben Finley)
September 26, 2017 - 6:04 pm
WAVES, North Carolina (AP) — Thousands of visitors abandoned their beach vacations as high surf from a weakening Tropical Storm Maria pushed through dunes and under homes Tuesday in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Meanwhile on Puerto Rico, more than 3.4 million U.S. citizens still lack adequate food...
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Chris Morgan walks to the large boats on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, that beached onto the property she stayed during Hurricane Irma's storm surge in Key Largo, Fla. Florida is cleaning up and embarking on rebuilding from Hurricane Irma, one of the most destructive hurricanes in its history. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)
September 13, 2017 - 7:34 pm
SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. (AP) — Huge waves crashed down on this tropical paradise, pounding the white sands of Summerland Key with brute fury. Then came bomb-blast winds as Hurricane Irma slammed ashore. For survivors John Hartman and Mae Skiver, the worst was yet to come as they sheltered in a friend'...
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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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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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In this Aug. 24, 2017 photo, a shark advisory is posted at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, Mass. The beach was temporarily closed to swimmers after a shark bit into a paddleboard on Wednesday. Though there was a spate of recent shark sightings on Cape Cod, scientists said it is part of a natural ecosystem that humans must accept. Statistically, risks to people from sharks remain low. The last shark fatality recorded in Massachusetts was in 1936. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP)
August 28, 2017 - 12:30 am
BOSTON (AP) — You can't blame beachgoers on Cape Cod for being jittery after a spate of recent shark sightings, some just a bit too close for comfort but all part of a natural ecosystem that scientists say humans must accept. Last Wednesday, just off Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, a white shark took a...
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August 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Researchers say a teen appears to have suffered a shark bite on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island. Linton Suttle tells The Island Packet that he was swimming Thursday near Sea Pines Beach Club when he felt a sharp pain in his foot. His parents used photos of...
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