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Duck-Boat Tragedy Video: Trip Went From Calm to Frantic

NTSB releases a preliminary timeline of what happened

(Newser) - Now, the video. Federal officials have reviewed footage from the sunken Missouri duck boat to see how events unfolded and compare the launch time to severe-weather warnings for the area, the Kansas City Star reports. Per the National Transportation Safety Board, the trip went from leisurely to frantic within minutes... More »

Teen Girl Says Duck-Boat Captain Was 'Freaking Out'

And a private inspector says he warned the company about risks

(Newser) - A teenager on the Missouri duck boat was apparently "freaking out" when it sank because the captain was doing the same. "She's sad—very sad," Mandi Keller of Texas says about her 15-year-old daughter Gillian, per the Kansas City Star . Gillian was with her father on... More »

Here's Who Died on the Duck Boat

The Kansas City Star looks more closely at the victims

(Newser) - After 17 died in a tragic duck-boat accident this week, a local vigil and a newspaper are honoring the dead. "This has been my community for 10 years, so just hearing about it last night I felt completely helpless at home, not feeling like there's anything I could... More »

'Duck Boat' Capsizes in Missouri; 8 Are Dead

Several more injured at Table Rock Lake near Branson

(Newser) - A summer tragedy near Branson, Missouri: Police say at least eight people are dead and several more injured or missing after a "duck boat" capsized in Table Rock Lake. Authorities suspect a fast-developing storm with winds of about 60mph is to blame, reports the Kansas City Star . The victims... More »

Couple Sells Everything, Buys Boat That Then Sinks

$11K raised so far for pair who admit they're new to sailing

(Newser) - Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh sold most of their possessions, bought a sailboat, and moved from Colorado to Florida with plans to explore the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. It was a longtime dream dashed—at least temporarily—just a day after they set sail. While navigating through John's... More »

A Wave Flipped a Boat. Within Minutes, 5 Were 'Unresponsive'

BC Coroners Service issues recommendations after 2015 capsizing; it says life jackets could've saved 6

(Newser) - The drowning deaths of six people thrown from a whale-watching vessel that capsized off Canada's West Coast in 2015 have been ruled accidental, but that's not stopping a coroner from proposing a big change to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. In a report out Tuesday, Courtney... More »

More Bodies Wash Up in Japan

Boat containing remains of 7 men found, with possible 8th body

(Newser) - There were clues as to the men's origins: a cigarette package bearing Korean words, a badge bearing the likenesses of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. The signs point to North Korea, and to some tragedy at sea. Japanese police say the wooden boat found capsized and washed... More »

Dozens Missing After Party-Boat Disaster

6 dead after boat sinks on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin

(Newser) - A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers 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 searched for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where El Almirante ferry... More »

US Students Killed Just Before Planned Return From Denmark

They died when a jet ski crashed into their boat: police

(Newser) - Two American college students have died in a tragic boating accident while studying abroad in Denmark. Linsey Malia, 21, of Easton, Mass., and Leah Bell of Covington, La., were killed Saturday when a jet ski crashed into a boat carrying them in Copenhagen Harbor, reports Mass Live . Six others, including... More »

Teens Rescued From Capsized Boat Miles From Florida Coast

'Other than that great day on the water'

(Newser) - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office got a wild photo Tuesday while responding to a call about a capsized boat in the Florida Keys. The Miami Herald reports a 22-foot boat rented by three teens flipped 2.5 miles from the shore, apparently due to a problem with the bilge... More »

Impact of Crash Killed Marlins Pitcher, Not Drowning: Official

Tributes to Jose Fernandez keep pouring in

(Newser) - As mourning continues for the tragic death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, investigators are starting to unravel the circumstances behind his passing early Sunday morning. Lorenzo Veloz, a spokesman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, tells USA Today Sports that the 32-foot boat Fernandez was on appeared... More »

Marlins' Star Pitcher Killed in Boat Crash

Jose Fernandez was wrapping up a stellar season; team reeling

(Newser) - Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez was among three people killed early Sunday, reports the Miami Herald , just hours before what was likely to have been his final start of a stellar season. Officials responding to reports of the crash of the 30-foot vessel off Miami Beach "found a... More »

What Saved Crying Toddler in Overturned Boat

'Please God send someone now ... please hurry,' mom pleaded in 911 call

(Newser) - Rescuers scrambling to rescue a 23-month-old after a boat crash in Cocoa, Fla., on Friday night could hear the toddler crying, but they couldn't figure out where she was. Those tense moments gave way to relief as Kennedy Bossard was located underneath the overturned boat, frightened but OK, 45... More »

Country Singer's Teen Son Missing After Boat Accident

Craig Morgan's son, Jerry Greer, was reportedly tubing with friends

(Newser) - The son of country singer Craig Morgan is missing after a boating accident Sunday in Tennessee, People reports. Jerry Greer, 19, was tubing on Kentucky Lake at the time. TMZ reports that a boat pulling an inner tube was in an accident of some kind. Sources say it was a... More »

A 'Pirate' Averted Disaster in the Chesapeake Bay

After hearing a mayday call, Jeremy Shockley rescued 22 people

(Newser) - Chesapeake Bay crabber Jeremy Shockley calls himself a "pirate," but a lot of other people are calling him a hero. He was at a dock in Maryland Wednesday evening when he heard a mayday call, grabbed a crew, and rescued 22 people, including 14 children, whose boat had... More »

Boat of Missing Florida Teens Is Gone

Coast Guard initially found it capsized, but it's since been lost at sea

(Newser) - If authorities hoped to use the recovered boat for clues on why two 14-year-old boys went missing off the coast of Florida, they're out of luck. Though it was found capsized on July 26, the boat itself is now lost at sea, reports NBC News . A Coast Guard diver... More »

Boys' Fishing Boat Turns Up With Single Life Vest

US Coast Guard still looking for Perry Cohen, Austin Stephanos

(Newser) - The boat used by two boys who vanished off the Florida coast on Friday has turned up, overturned, with the boys gone. The single-engine boat launched by Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos from Jupiter, Fla., was found today roughly 67 nautical miles from Daytona Beach, the US Coast Guard tells... More »

2 Dead, 3 Missing as Boat Hits Ky. Bridge, Capsizes

One of missing is thought to be a small child

(Newser) - Kentucky authorities say two people were killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in the Ohio River. Louisville Fire Chief Greg Frederick told WHAS-TV that nine people were aboard the boat and that four were rescued after... More »

Pontoon Boat Is Swept Over Dam; 1 Dead

Another 8 are rescued

(Newser) - Tragic, but it could have been much worse: Authorities rescued eight people who were aboard a pontoon boat when it got swept up in the current on Maryland's Lake Linganore yesterday and went over a dam, reports the Frederick News Post . They could not, however, save the boat's... More »

Hundreds More Bodies Recovered From China Ship

Death toll is nearly 400

(Newser) - Disaster teams searched the Yangtze River today for dozens of missing bodies from the Eastern Star as the death toll in the cruiser's capsizing rose to nearly 400, making it China's deadliest boat disaster in nearly seven decades. The death toll rose to 396 after hundreds of more... More »

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