A Halifax, Nova Scotia-area man drowned Saturday trying to secure a boat shortly after Hurricane Earl roared into the Canadian Maritimes.
Alan DeWeese had just finished watching the fireworks display when he saw a Coast Guard vessel racing straight at him in a crowded San Diego Bay. He furiously turned his boat, but there was no time: The vessel landed on his 8-year-old son, Anthony, crushing him to death and seriously injuring four other passengers.
A 10-mile-long ribbon of red tide was spotted in New York Harbor Monday and the Coast Guard warned swimmers and boaters to steer clear of it.
A large sailboat was found Thursday adrift in the rough seas stirred up by Hurricane Earl.
In his 20 years as a boat captain, Dan Shaw had never tried to rescue an entire crew out of the water. But on Thursday he received a radio alert that 13 workers from an oil platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico were bobbing in the water not far from the flames.
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