Recreational water sports

July 09, 2017 - 10:16 pm
HAULOVER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man swimming at a south Florida beach was bitten on both legs by a shark. WPLG-TV reports that Lt. Felipe Lay of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says the unidentified man was swimming Sunday afternoon off Haulover Beach when he was attacked. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue...
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People who survived a sunken ferry, cry as they wait for more information about their missing friends and relatives, at a reservoir in Guatape, Colombia, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist ferry packed with around 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)
June 25, 2017 - 11:22 pm
GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters and air force pilots in helicopters...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, Captain Brett McBride places his hand on the snout of a great white shark while scientists collect blood, tissue samples and attach tracking devices on the research vessel Ocearch off the coast of Chatham, Mass. Before release, the nearly 15-foot, 2,292-pound shark was named Genie for famed shark researcher Eugenie Clark. Great white sharks are making their annual return to Cape Cod, rattling some boaters and beachgoers. Yet the chances of an attack resulting in serious injury or death are infinitesimally small. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
June 25, 2017 - 9:48 am
BOSTON (AP) — You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don't need better odds. The confirmed return of great white sharks to Cape Cod has rattled some boaters and beachgoers. Yet the chances of an encounter involving a human are infinitesimally small, and the likelihood of an attack resulting...
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June 25, 2017 - 7:46 am
BOSTON (AP) — You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don't need better odds. The confirmed return of great white sharks to Cape Cod has rattled some boaters and beachgoers. Yet the chances of an encounter involving a human are infinitesimally small, and the likelihood of an attack resulting...
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June 23, 2017 - 1:15 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Five people were electrocuted Friday at a water park in northwest Turkey, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, Turkish media reports said. The three youngsters were caught up in an electrical current in the pool in the town of Akyazi in Sakarya province, the state-run...
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Vehicles navigate past waves and debris washing over State Highway 87 as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in High Island, Texas. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 6:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf coast. Baldwin County Sheriff's Capt...
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Vehicles navigate past waves and debris washing over State Highway 87 as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in High Island, Texas. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 4:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf coast. Baldwin County Sheriff's Capt. Stephen...
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June 20, 2017 - 2:12 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an Ohio woman who died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a North Carolina outdoor recreational park. The family of 18-year-old Lauren Seitz filed the federal lawsuit Monday in Columbus, Ohio, against the U.S...
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In this August 5, 1982 photo, Jack O'Neill suits up in the small craft harbor before windsurfing off Santa Cruz, Calif. A California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit has died. O'Neill's family says he died Friday, June 2, 2017, at home of natural causes. He was 94. (Dan Coyro/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
June 02, 2017 - 11:34 pm
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Jack O'Neill, a Northern California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit, has died. O'Neill's died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz, California home, his family said in a statement. He was 94. The eye-patch wearing ocean lover died peacefully, surrounded...
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CORRECTS FROM HUTCHIS TO HUTCHINS -British IT expert Marcus Hutchins who has been branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyber attack, sits at his workstation during an interview in Ilfracombe, England, Monday, May 15, 2017. Hutchins thwarted the virus that took computer files hostage around the world, including the British National Health computer network, telling The Associated Press he doesn’t consider himself a hero but fights malware because “it’s the right thing to do.’’ (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 16, 2017 - 7:10 am
ILFRACOMBE, England (AP) — As a vast "ransomware" attack raced from computer to computer, infecting tens of thousands around the world, a young tech expert worked from his bedroom in England to bring the rampage to a halt. But Marcus Hutchins doesn't consider himself a hero. The 22-year-old...
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