Daniel Carlock, a Santa Monica aerospace engineer, prayed to God not to let him die after he was abandoned floating in the ocean 12 miles off Long Beach by leaders of a scuba diving excursion. After nearly five hours, surrounded by thick fog, "I had this feeling my spirit was getting ready to vacate my body," he recalled.
Boats stored over the winter can be easy targets for thieves, according to BoatU.S.
For members of the Cape Coral Sailing Club - a social group of approximately 125 local sailors and powerboat enthusiasts - maneuvering their boats across the open water is more than a hobby. It's a way of life. Many have voyaged throughout the world, even taking up residence on their vessels.
The Coast Guard cutter Eagle crew is scheduled to host its annual Eagle Haunted Ship program, which is free and open to military familes on Oct. 28 and open to the general public from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 29-30 at the Fort Trumbull pier in New London.
Authorities say the victim of a deadly shark attack in Central California was a body boarder whose leg was bitten off.
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