Recreation accidents

March 28, 2019 - 11:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities and family members say a renowned British balloonist and scientist who set 79 world ballooning records died after a balloon-related accident in Southern California. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Thursday that 74-year-old Julian Richard Nott was injured over the...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point shows West Point Cadet Peter Zhu who died on Feb. 28, 2019 of injuries he sustained while skiing on Feb. 23 at Victor Constant Ski Area on the academy grounds. The parents of Peter Zhu have received a judge's permission to retrieve his sperm for possible artificial insemination. (U.S. Military Academy at West Point via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 10:14 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident raced the clock to get a judge's permission to retrieve his sperm for "the possibility of preserving some piece of our child that might live on." U.S. Military Academy Cadet Peter Zhu was...
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A digger removes shnow in the city center of Miesbach, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Due to heavy snow fall the Miesbach county announced a disater alert. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 6:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities are issuing the highest avalanche warning possible for several regions, while more than 350 residents in Bavaria were snowed in and a teacher was killed while skiing in the Alps. At least 14 weather-related deaths have been reported in Europe over the last week...
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An injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after Monday's Christmas Eve attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. A suicide bomber and gunmen armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked the building in Kabul on Monday, setting off an eight-hour-long siege. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 25, 2018 - 7:55 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from an attack in the Afghan capital has climbed to 40, the Health Ministry said Tuesday, as police and rescue workers combed through the smoldering public welfare building where the gunmen held out for eight hours against security forces. A suicide bomber...
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October 19, 2018 - 11:03 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Congress party leader says at least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India. Pratap Singh Bajwa says the victims were watching fireworks during a religious festival on Friday. They crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in...
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August 29, 2018 - 11:26 pm
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — A glider has crashed in the mountains in Vermont, killing all three people on board. State police say search and rescue crews reached the wreckage near the summit of Sterling Mountain shortly after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and discovered the bodies of the glider pilot and two...
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In this July 29, 2017 photo provided by KYUK-TV shows a gray whale that was killed in the Kuskokwim River is butchered and the meat and blubber distributed. Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, according to a federal investigative report. The report, released to The Associated Press through a public records, says that after the shooting began, the hunters then believed the whale to be a bowhead and that the harvest would be theirs as the first to shoot or harpoon it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration decided not to prosecute the hunters. Instead it sent letters advising leaders in three villages about the limits to subsistence whaling. (Katie Basile/KYUK via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 7:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, a federal investigative report said. After the...
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August 18, 2018 - 12:33 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities say two paragliders have died in central Macedonia when their parachutes collided in the air. Police said in a statement Saturday that the accident occurred mid-day Friday near the central town of Krusevo. They say a 56-year-old Ukrainian citizen,...
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August 13, 2018 - 10:50 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A helicopter carrying climbers in Tajikistan crash-landed in the Central Asian nation's mountains, killing five of the 18 people on board, a Tajik official said Monday. The Mi-8 helicopter crash-landed Sunday while flying in strong winds and poor visibility in the Pamir Mountains,...
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