Three real-life castaways are alive and in good health after their three-hour boat tour went very wrong. The men ended up stranded on a small deserted island for days.
The men were rescued after near by aircraft spotted “HELP” spelled with palm leaves in the sand of the tiny island. The men also waved orange life jackets in a successful effort to catch the attention of a U.S. Navy rescue plane.
The men had set off for a small island in Micronesia to catch a plane, but never made it. Late at night, their boat was taken out by a big wave and sunk in the middle of the ocean. Continue reading
Atlantic City International Airport has been evacuated as bomb squad teams investigate a potential explosive device inside the facility.
Authorities responded to a report of an “organic material” in the main hanger that may be explosive.
Bomb crews have been called to the scene and the airport was cleared as a precautionary measure. Continue reading
Via Mashable: A bright light that streaked across the night sky in Los Angeles Saturday night had people gasping from Hollywood to Long Beach.
Amazed skywatchers—some as far away as San Clemente and Las Vegas— saw what looked like a blue spotlight and promptly took to social media to freak out. But the light source was far from otherworldly. It was caused by a military exercise off the California coast, a Coast Guard spokesperson told Mashable after receiving a number of frantic calls. The Navy was testing rockets at Point Mugu Naval Air Station.
The boat belonging to two teenage boys who vanished from Jupiter, Florida, has been located more than 100 miles north, off the coast of central Florida.
Austin Stephanos‘ family confirmed the boat had been found Sunday afternoon, but that Stephanos, 14, and his friend, 14-year-old Perry Cohen, were not on-board.
The U.S. Coast Guard said the boat was found 67 miles east of the Ponce de Leon Inlet near Cape Canaveral. Continue reading
A St. Petersburg community is trying to come to grips with understanding the reason a father, John Jonchuck, Jr., threw his 5-year-old daughter, Phoebe, off a bridge to her death Thursday morning.
The little girl was pronounced dead after being pulled from the water.
According to authorities, a St. Petersburg police officer was driving home just after midnight when a Chrysler PT Cruiser Continue reading
While on patrol, the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing observed a monster great white shark approximately 75-100 yards off the coast.
The air crew notified Police and the Harbor Master as there were many beachgoers and people in the water on the Duxbury Beach.
As a precaution, the beach was closed for approximately one-hour. As more boats approached the area the shark was spotted in, the shark continued swimming Southeast into deeper water. Continue reading
A 200 foot-long casino boat Escapade ran aground last night off Tybee Island near the port of Savannah, Georgia on its maiden voyage.
The 27 crew and 96 passengers are laying in wait aboard the vessel which ran aground due to the extremely shallow waters around it.
U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says a maritime safety unit has been dispatched to the scene and there appears to be no risk of pollution or indication of hull structural damage as a result of the grounding, which occurred on a sandbar. source Continue reading
Corin Nemec — star of the ’90s sitcom “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” was traveling in a boat when it crashed into a semi-submerge barge wow in Belize. The actor was rushed into emergency surgery treated for a shattered leg and significant blood loss.
Nemec says he was on board a Coast Guard vessel in Belize on Saturday morning — on his way to shoot a scene for a movie — when the boat crashed into a semi-submerged barge.
Nemec claims he suffered major injuries in the wreck — and was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery.
The actor — who was working on the SyFy movie “Poseidon Rex” — told a local news reporter, “We hit the sinking barge, and that is what filled the boat to one side immediately with an enormous amount of force, and that threw me into the side of the boat where I shattered my femur in 3 places.”
41-year-old Nemec says the break was so bad, he lost over half the blood in his body — and he required multiple blood transfusions to save his life.
“Everybody onboard that boat, including the gentlemen working for the Coast Guard, everyone is lucky to be alive,” Nemec said. tmz
Get well soon Parker.