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Couple, Dog Airlifted After Boat Breaks 2 Weeks Into Trip

Coast Guard rescued them from Gulf of Mexico

(Newser) - Heather and Robert Cook and their dog, Bandit, set sail from Port Canaveral on Florida's Atlantic coast November 2, headed out on a monthlong trip that was meant to end in Biloxi, Mississippi, on December 1. Instead, on Saturday, about halfway into the adventure, they realized that they had...

Mom Fatally Strikes Her Daughter, 6, With Boat Propeller

Mom was about to pull dad on wakeboard, didn't realize their daughter was in the water

(Newser) - A day out on the lake turned unimaginably horrific in Arizona on Friday when a little girl's mother accidentally hit the child with a boat propeller, killing her. Police say two families, making up a group of 12 people total, went out around 7am on a boat on Lake...

Boating Accident Kills 1, Injures 6 in Lake Michigan

Craft hit breakwall in high waves and capsized, officials say

(Newser) - A woman was killed and six other people were hospitalized after a boat struck a Chicago breakwall early Friday and capsized in Lake Michigan amid strong winds and high waves, authorities said. Chicago Deputy District Fire Chief Jason Lach said there was "a huge increase in wind and wave...

Moments After Teen's Death, the Alleged Cover-Up Began

5 other teens charged following 2019 death of Jack Elliott in Texas

(Newser) - For months, even his parents didn't know how Jack Elliott had died. Before and after his body was found 100 feet deep in Texas' Lake Travis near Austin, they heard multiple stories from the 11 teenagers who'd been boating with the 19-year-old Texas Christian University student after sunset:...

At Least 6 Boaters Killed by Falling Wall of Rock
10 Boaters Killed by
Falling Wall of Rock

10 Boaters Killed by Falling Wall of Rock

Victims were below a cliff face that sheered off above Brazil's Furnas Lake

(Newser) - Update: The cliff collapse in Brazil killed 10 people, only one of whom had been identified by Sunday afternoon, as 68-year-old retiree Julio Borges Antunes. All victims and survivors have now been accounted for, and two people remain hospitalized, the New York Times reports. At least 27 others were treated...

Shark Tank Star's Wife Not Guilty in Fatal Boat Crash

Two people were killed in Ontario accident in 2019

(Newser) - Update: Linda O'Leary, wife of Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary, will not be going to prison in connection with a boat crash that killed two people on a lake north of Toronto two years ago. Ontario judge Richard Humphrey found O'Leary, who was at the helm in...

Carbon Monoxide Led to Young Woman's Drowning

Parents warn CO is a serious danger to boaters

(Newser) - A college athlete who grew up swimming in her backyard pool tragically drowned in a lake while boating this spring in Ohio, leading her parents to wonder: how could this have happened? Per People , the culprit turned out to be a silent killer not always associated with boats. Carbon monoxide,...

2 University Crew Club Members Die in Accident

3 other Iowa State students were rescued from lake

(Newser) - Two Iowa State University Crew Club members died after their boat capsized Sunday morning—and Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons says it could have been an even bigger tragedy if residents near Little Wall Lake hadn't raced to rescue other students. "We had some heroes in the people...

We Still Don't Why This Boat Tragedy Happened
Cause of One of Worst US Boat
Tragedies Is Still a Mystery
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Cause of One of Worst US Boat Tragedies Is Still a Mystery

34 people on diving excursion were killed off the California coast last year

(Newser) - "Mayday, mayday, mayday." Those three words sent at 3:14am on Sept. 2 were the first inkling of the tragedy unfolding aboard a boat anchored near Santa Cruz Island off the California coast. As a story at Outside recounts, 34 people would die after fire broke out aboard...

She Claims a Boating Accident. Cops Claim a Benadryl Murder
'They Had a Great Marriage.'
Now a Murder Charge
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'They Had a Great Marriage.' Now a Murder Charge

Idaho woman charged with killing hubby as embezzlement allegations came to light

(Newser) - She said her husband fell overboard while the couple were taking in the sunrise from the middle of a chilly Idaho lake on Feb. 13, 2018. Two years later, police say Lori Isenberg in fact killed her husband, Larry, on the same day she was accused of embezzling $500,000...

Shark Tank Star Involved in Fatal Boating Accident

Kevin O'Leary says he's 'devastated' after Canada incident kills 2

(Newser) - Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary was aboard a boat with his wife and another person Saturday night when it crashed into a larger boat, killing two people on board the second boat, NBC News reports. Gary Poltash, 64, died at the scene on Ontario, Canada's Lake Joseph; Susanne...

Boater's Escape From Deputies Doesn't Go Well

Robert Callahan jumps into Lake Shasta, then asks deputy to rescue him

(Newser) - A man suspected of operating a boat while drunk almost immediately regretted his decision to try to flee deputies. Robert Callahan of Oregon jumped into the water from his boat rather than submit to a sobriety test, authorities tell Redding Record Searchlight . He made it about 50 yards before asking...

They Were Enjoying July 4 on the Water. Then, Tragedy

12-year-old girl dead, 3 missing, 7 injured in 2 separate boating accidents in Alabama

(Newser) - Divers and crews using underwater sonar devices searched Friday for three people who went missing on two Alabama lakes after a pair of holiday boating accidents, and authorities later confirmed one person was dead, in addition to several injured. Both happened after dark on July 4 on large reservoirs that...

Divers Raise Sunken Duck Boat From Lake

The NTSB will take custody as investigation continues

(Newser) - The duck boat that capsized and sank last week on a sightseeing cruise was raised from a Missouri lake Monday, more than three days after the accident that killed 17 people near the tourist town of Branson. Divers attached a sling to the vessel, which was submerged in 80 feet...

As Death Toll Hits 17, Questions Rise About Weather Warning

National Weather Service warned of severe storm, but it's unclear if duck boat knew

(Newser) - Four more bodies have been recovered from Table Rock Lake, bringing the confirmed death total to 17 in Thursday night's boat capsizing near Branson, Missouri. CNN reports that all of the missing have been accounted for after the tragedy involving a popular duck boat, which got caught in a...

Search Ends for Quiksilver CEO Lost at Sea

Police will now search beaches for clues

(Newser) - A search for missing Boardriders CEO Pierre Agnes has ended with no sign of the 54-year-old father of three, who is now presumed dead. Agnes had been fishing off the southwest coast of France early Tuesday when he told port authorities his return would be delayed because of thick fog,...

Uber CEO's Mom Killed in Boating Accident

Bonnie Kalanick's boat hit a rock in California lake, sank

(Newser) - The mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick died in a boat accident in a California lake, reports the AP . Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding in hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake and sank, Fresno County authorities said. The Kalanicks,...

Mom's Last Act: Holding Drowning Son Above Water

Chelsea Russell, 33, could not be revived after jumping into Lake Powell

(Newser) - A 33-year-old woman who jumped into Lake Powell managed to save her 2-year-old son before drowning, KSL reports. The toddler fell from a moving houseboat on Tuesday afternoon during a cruise with his family near the Halls Crossing area of the lake in Utah. Chelsea Russell, 33, jumped in after...

Families of 2 Boys Call Off Search

Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos went missing on July 27

(Newser) - The search is over: The families of Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos say there's no point looking anymore, NBC News reports. The two 14-year-old boys vanished July 24 on a fishing trip off the coast of Jupiter, Fla., when summer storms struck the area. The subsequent search involved volunteers,...

Did a Boat Racing Champ Fake His Own Death?

Police question disappearance of Andrew Biddle

(Newser) - A champion boat racer went missing after a boat crash last month, but police don't think he's dead. No, according to a flyer officers distributed, which was picked up by the Press of Atlantic City , Andrew Biddle is likely "alive and well and on the run."...

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