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VIDEO: Heroic effort

A relaxing day of fishing for 16-year-old Louisiana high school sophomore Leyton Page ended with his frantic attempt to rescue five people, including three children, from the Pearl River.

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VIDEO: Tall order

The Canadian tall ship Liana's Ransom, with nine aboard, was caught in seas building to nearly 10 feet and 20- to 30-knot winds 58 miles off the coast of Gloucester, Mass.

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VIDEO: Snack time

Cruising boaters who have visited Great Exuma in the Bahamas know of the unique attraction of “Pig Beach,” and it’s definitely an appealing spot.

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VIDEO: 'I'm gutted'

When it comes to bluewater sailracing, the Volvo Ocean Race is not for the fainthearted.

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VIDEO: Baited, then a switch

The angler knew he had hooked a big one as he strained to pull the leviathan to the surface.

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VIDEO: Crafty crab

Crabs make good thieves, as this video shows.

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VIDEO: In a cyclone's wake

The six-boat fleet competing in the Volvo Ocean Race is navigating the most treacherous leg of the round-the-world race as it traverses the volatile Southern Ocean en route from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajai, Brazil.

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VIDEO: 'A special experience'

A South African great-grandmother is bent on proving you’re never too old to learn new tricks.

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VIDEO: Offshore injury

When a 70-year-old man injured his back aboard a 29-foot recreational boat nearly 40 miles offshore, the skipper made a mayday call via VHF channel 16.

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VIDEO: Past the tipping point

There are plenty of failed-boat-launch videos out there, but here’s one we hadn’t seen before — a quick clip, courtesy of Eastern Europe.

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VIDEO: What a local knows

Lecanvey is a seaside village in County Mayo, Ireland, known for big tidal swings.

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VIDEO: Outlaw inlet

Transiting a tricky inlet is among the biggest challenges of boating.

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VIDEO: Out for a spin

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but that doesn’t mean it was.

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VIDEO: Ready for rescue

Two anglers wisely invested in an EPIRB, and it led to a speedy rescue when their 25-foot boat capsized.

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VIDEO: Hazard to navigation

Video camera-rigged unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, seem to be everywhere these days — like gnats at a quiet anchorage.

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VIDEO: Technically, it's a boat

With winter finally and mercifully releasing its grip in the Midwest and Northeast, here’s one more look at the conditions that preceded the thaw.

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VIDEO: Help on the way

The setting: Force 9 winds and 13-foot seas about 8 miles southeast of Stornoway, a fishing village on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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VIDEO: From the depths

We don’t know how the tow vehicle and trailer came to be underwater, but when that happens, you need a better plan than this.

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VIDEO: Performance pontoon

Racers come in all stripes. Beyond the familiar performance powerboats is a different breed of speed freaks: pontoon boat racers.

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VIDEO: Whale of a catch

We don’t know a lot about the circumstances, but this video appears to be from a whale-watching expedition.

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