Alligator kills South Carolina woman walking her dog

Sheriff's officials said the alligator believed to be responsible for the attack was captured and destroyed. File Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An 8-foot alligator attacked and killed a 45-year-old woman walking her dog in southeastern South Carolina on Monday, sheriff's officials said. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said a witness [...]

2018-08-21T12:20:58+00:00August 21st, 2018|

Croatia’s Adriatic gem limits number of tourists to fight overcrowding

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (Reuters) - The Croatian town of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and picturesque coastal resort on the Adriatic, is at risk of being overwhelmed by visitors from the cruise ships that arrive daily. People are seen on Banje beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia, August 2, 2018. Picture taken August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic [...]

2018-08-04T14:21:12+00:00August 4th, 2018|

NTSB releases duck boat information on quick weather change

- Videos recovered from the duck boat that capsized in Missouri shows how in seven minutes the boat went from gliding in calm water with children taking turns behind the wheel to distress calls from the captain as water entered the boat during a storm. A report, released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board, [...]

2018-07-29T13:49:19+00:00July 29th, 2018|

NTSB questions duck boat safety 20 years ago, recommendations ignored

- Removing canopies so passengers could escape easily during an emergency, adding backup buoyancy so boats could stay afloat if flooded and requiring passengers to wear life jackets are recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board 20 years ago to tourist "duck" boats. The NTSB spelled out additional safety measures in an accident report [...]

2018-07-22T12:09:31+00:00July 22nd, 2018|