18 people rescued after spending 5 days stranded at sea, U.S. Coast Guard says

Eighteen people were rescued from a broken motorboat found roughly 16 miles southwest of San Diego, in international waters near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said. The passengers on board included at least two young children — a 2-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy — according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The passengers said they were stranded … Read more

Coast Guard rescues more than 180 people from overloaded sailboat off Florida Keys

More than 180 people were rescued from an overloaded and unsafe sailboat off the Florida Keys, the U.S. Coast Guard said.  At 5 a.m. Monday, a good Samaritan reported the incident off Rodriguez Key, the Coast Guard’s 7th District tweeted. The Coast Guard and others responded, battling challenging weather and seas to safely remove what … Read more

Multiple people injured, thrown in water after 2 boats collide on Lake Conroe, officials say

CONROE, Texas (KTRK) — Multiple people were injured after two pontoon boats collided with each other on Lake Conroe, according to Montgomery County Precinct 1. The video above is from ABC13’s 24/7 Live Stream. The crash happened on Saturday at about 5:15 p.m. Multiple people were thrown into the water after the boats hit each … Read more

Investigation continues into boat accident in the ‘Playpen’ that left to injured

CHICAGO (CBS) — The investigation continues into exactly what caused the skipper of a boat to back into two women in Lake Michigan. The incident critically injured both of them. A licensed captain shared some insight into what may have gone wrong.  In the late afternoon Saturday, dozens of boats filled the area known as … Read more

Chicago boat accident in ‘Playpen’ leaves 2 in serious condition, fire officials say

ByStephanie Wade via CHICAGO (WLS) — Two women were hospitalized in serious condition Saturday after a boating incident in Chicago’s “Playpen.” The accident happened in Lake Michigan near Oak Street Beach around 5:30 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department. A boat was attempting to set anchor and malfunctioned, causing the boat to drift, according … Read more

Couple nearly killed in hit-and-run boat crash in New Jersey

HOPATCONG, New Jersey (WABC) — A couple and their dog, taking a moonlit boat ride on a lake in New Jersey, were nearly killed when another boat collided with them and then kept going. The couple, Lisa Pechmiller and Jon Richman, spoke to Eyewitness News reporter Josh Einiger about the terrifying incident. In the middle … Read more