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  • WATCH: Man Kayaks in North Monterey County During Flooding

    03/07/2024 11:58:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KSBW ^ | Mar 6, 2024 | Ricardo Tovar
    The National Weather Service issued a flood warning and asked people in north Monterey County to seek higher ground. I don't think getting on a kayak is what they had in mind. One person on Kennedy Street in Salinas decided to make the best of a rainy situation. Shawnie Randle took the video (shown right above) of her neighbor kayaking and said they had a blast. Her neighbor referred to the flooding as Kennedy Lake.
  • Home 4000 Year Old Boat Salvaged Near The Ancient City Of Uruk [Iraq]

    08/30/2022 6:06:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 29 August 2022 | Staff
    4000 Year Old Boat Salvaged Near The Ancient City Of Uruk An ancient boat, made of bitumen and not preserved organic material, was excavated during the spring 2022 campaign of the Iraqi German Mission of the State Board of Antiquities and the Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute, digitally documented in three dimensions and completely recovered for further rescue and preservation. Near Uruk, in the archaeological buffer zone, ancient canals, fields and small settlements as well as production sites that illustrate the rich life of the ancient city are located. The boat was found there during the systematic documentation...
  • Kayaker Rescues Red Squirrel Under Attack From Spawning Bass in River

    05/29/2021 2:10:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | MAY 28, 2021 | Ben Hooper
    A man fishing on an a New Brunswick, Canada, river noticed some unusual activity in the water and ended up rescuing a red squirrel struggling with some bass. Matt Myers said he was fishing for striped bass on the Miramichi River when he saw a group of bass splashing at the surface of the water. "I was watching some splashing and all of a sudden I looked to the side and I thought 'What is that in the middle of this spawning activity?'" Myers told CBC News. He said he initially thought the bass were attacking a stick, but he...
  • Boating, jet-skiing banned under Michigan stay-at-home order; kayaking, sailing, canoeing allowed

    04/15/2020 8:07:28 AM PDT · by rxsid · 85 replies
    Boating, jet-skiing banned under Michigan stay-at-home order; kayaking allowedMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the state's stay-at-home order on Thursday, and using a motorboat, jet ski or other similar watercraft is not allowed. The state clarified the order in a FAQ section, asking if boating constituted an outdoor activity.While physical outdoor activity is allowed, like kayaking, canoeing and sailing, "using a motorboat, a jet ski, or other similar watercraft is not. Any outdoor activity permitted under the order, including boating, must be done in a manner consistent with social distancing, and individuals should use only their own equipment to prevent the...
  • Missing kayaker found alive in the Florida Everglades

    02/04/2020 6:51:09 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3 February 2020 | David Matthews
    A Virginia man who went missing while kayaking in the Florida Everglades was found alive Monday afternoon, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Mark Miele, 67, embarked on a solo kayaking trip in the Everglades National Park on Jan. 22. He was due back on Jan. 29 but did not return. His belongings, including his cellphone and wallet, were discovered Sunday night after they washed ashore.
  • 'I just paddled and paddled': Massive 360-pound gator caught after chasing kayaker

    08/29/2019 4:58:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 59 replies ^ | 8-28-19 | Alexa Lightle
    Imagine being in a kayak while fishing when a 360-pound alligator starts swimming after you. It happened Monday to a kayaker off of Gordon Highway. Thankfully, a group of Richmond County sheriff's deputies helped wrangle the monster. On Monday night, it was the 10-feet long, 360 pound gator and Bo Storey in a pond together. “I was just going down the bank fishing and all of a sudden about 10 feet away I seen the big gator," Storey said.
  • Kayaker Killed in Collision With Boat in Marina del Rey

    09/04/2018 7:35:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    ktla ^ | , September 3, 2018, by | Brian Day and Kimberly Cheng,
    People in a nearby fishing boat noticed the crash and called for help. They also flagged down the boat operator who hit her, officials stated. "I just hope there wasn’t some chemicals or intoxication involved given it’s a holiday weekend," area resident Juan Barrera said. The boat was believed to be an "approximately 50-foot power vessel," sheriff's Lt. Deryl Walker told the Los Angeles Times. The operator of the boat, along with a woman who was on board, were cooperating with law enforcement, authorities said. Furthermore, there was no evidence of a crime, according to officials.
  • Lake Superior tragedy that left 4 dead spurs safety plea

    09/03/2018 6:10:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 2 Sept
    The family from Loyal, Wisconsin, set out from Madeline Island in an open-top tandem kayak Thursday for a 4-mile (6-kilometer) paddle across open water to Michigan Island. But their 13½-foot (4-meter) kayak capsized after the wind picked up. Eric Fryman, 39, and his three children, Kyra, 9, Annaliese, 5, and Jansen, 3, were found dead in the frigid water. Only his wife, the children’s mother, Cari Mews-Fryman, 29, survived. All of them wore life jackets. Coast Guard officials said hypothermia was probably a major factor in the deaths, especially of the children.
  • Auto Help. Have Jeep, Need Advice on How to Attach a Kayak??

    10/09/2017 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 182 replies
    10.09.17 | chickensoup
    Ok boys and girls. I bought the Jeep Sahara Unlimited Altitude Wrangler that we discussed last spring. I love it and I smile all the time that I drive it. Yes I am a Pavement Princess. Great vehicle. Now I have a conundrum. I want to buy and transport a kayak. I have wanted one of my own for years, and heck, it is my birthday this week. I smile when I kayak. I went out and looked at them and I can get a 10 foot 38 lb injection molded cute kayak at a decent price to paddle around...
  • Water Activities Shut Down After Shark Attacks Santa Cruz Kayaker

    07/12/2017 11:30:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2017
    There were only five surfers out at Cowell Beach in a clean waist-high south swell Tuesday afternoon. The typically packed surf spot was almost empty after a newly posted shark warning prohibited water activities from the San Lorenzo rivermouth to Fair Avenue until Saturday morning. The closure — and reports of the attack, which did not cause any injury — has shocked the surf community. The order, which shut down water activities in Main Beach, Cowell Beach, Steamer Lane, Its Beach and others, was issued after a large shark bit a kayak a quarter mile off Steamer Lane about 11...
  • 11 Injured, 1 Critical After Ferry Heading To N.J. Hits Kayakers: Cops

    08/31/2016 4:37:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Patch ^ | August 31, 2016 | Tom Davis
    At least 11 people were injured — one critically, nearly losing an arm — when a ferry heading to New Jersey hit people kayaking, according to police. Five people were taken to hospitals near Jersey City, most with minor shoulder and back injuries after the Hudson River accident. The NYPD Harbor Unit says the instructor suffered a partially severed arm, according to WABC-TV. The incident happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday near Pier 79 on Manhattan's west side as a group of 10 kayakers were paddling down the river, according to News12. The group was riding in eight kayaks, and...
  • Reports claim Olympic kayaker capsized after hitting underwater sofa

    08/06/2016 2:22:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    MSN Larry Brown Sports ^ | August 6, 2016
    We may already have our strangest and most amusing story to come out of the Rio Olympic games. Paul Kelso, a journalist for Sky Sports in the UK, reported on Friday that an Olympic kayaker had capsized after hitting a submerged couch.
  • Upstate New York woman ... admitted she removed drain plug, investigator testifies

    06/07/2016 8:09:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Angelika Graswald removed a drain plug from Vincent Viafore's kayak last year and pushed a floating paddle away from him after his kayak capsized, authorities charge. State police Officer Aniello Moscato testified in Orange County Court that Graswald told another investigator she had pulled the plug and manipulated the ring on her fiance's paddle. ... Graswald appeared to confess to the murder last year, but later denied her guilt and said she confessed under pressure. Graswald told ABC News last year that she loved Viafore and wouldn't have done anything to kill him. Moscato testified Monday as part of a...
  • ‘My Heart Started Racing’: Kayaker Has Insanely Close Encounter With Whale in Vancouver’s Bay

    04/14/2016 11:27:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    ‘My heart started racing’: Kayaker has insanely close encounter with whale in Vancouver’s English Bay Instagram user johnnyvanuck had a close encounter with a whale on Monday — and has the video to prove it.
  • Founder of The North Face Dies After Kayaking Incident in Chile...

    12/09/2015 8:44:49 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    KTLA ^ | Melissa Palmer
    Doug Tompkins, the co-founder of The North Face and Esprit clothing lines, died Tuesday after a kayaking incident in Patagonia, Chile. He was 72. Tompkins appeared to have been with several other mountaineering legends from the U.S. outdoor clothing industry when he was fatally injured, names listed a statement from the Chilean Navy show. ... Tompkins had severe hypothermia after being in water under 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the New York Times reported. He was kayaking in Lago General Carrera, in Patagonia, when he went into the water, according to a statement from Tompkins Conservation. The Maritime Authority rescued three kayakers,...
  • Watch woman thank Alaska bear for not breaking her kayak moments before it breaks her kayak

    10/01/2015 5:45:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    National Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Aileen Donnelly
    A woman who recorded the terrifying moment she encountered a black bear outside a cabin in Alaska has garnered international attention because of the way she begged and pleaded with the large mammal to please, please leave her kayak alone. Mary Maley was on a solo kayaking trip from Ketchikan to Petersburg, Alaska, when she decided to stop at a U.S. Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay. Before she could head out on a four-mile hike, she met her nemesis, the bear. Maley posted a video .. “I had just carried my tent, food, and all my gear into the...
  • VIDEO: Kayaker Surrounded By Killer Whales (Washington State)

    09/10/2015 6:16:07 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies ^ | Sept 08, 2015
    Kayaker experiences the rush of a lifetime when killer whales swim around and under her kayak as she paddles around the San Juan Islands in Washington.
  • VIDEO: Shark Pulls Florida Fisherman From Kayak, Still Lands It

    07/04/2015 3:08:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KHON ^ | 7/3
    A video of a shark pulling a Florida fisherman from his kayak is going viral right now. Captain Ben Chancey was grouper fishing on his kayak in Florida when he got a big surprise. He was reeling in a giant Goliath grouper but he said the fish broke free from the line and left his bait floating in front of bull sharks swimming around him. An 8 1/2-foot bull shark took the bait and Chancey hung on to the reel while he was still seated in his 14-foot kayak. The shark ended up flipping Chancey’s kayak and tipping him into...
  • Cape Coral, Florida, man in kayak reels in 552-pound Goliath Grouper

    05/27/2015 7:49:36 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    wptv ^ | May 27, 2015
    A man in Southwest Florida has quite a fish story to tell! Jon Black from the Crazy Lure Tackle shop in Cape Coral caught what he says is "the largest bottom fish ever from a kayak" in Sanibel, Fla. The YouTube post says the fish measured at 83 inches long and more than 73 inches in girth. They estimate it weighed 552 pounds. Not a bad haul from a kayak with a small fishing pole!
  • Coast Guard saves man trying to cross Pacific in kayak

    06/19/2014 3:51:42 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 53 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 6/11/2014 | Foxnews
    LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is "lucky to be alive" after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from California to Hawaii. A helicopter spotted the 57-year-old man, who had turned back to California, in the Pacific on Tuesday about 60 miles southwest of Santa Barbara's Point Conception after he sent a distress call indicating equipment failure, the Coast Guard said in a statement. The helicopter directed a Coast Guard cutter crew to the man, who was found in good health, the statement said. His name was not released.