Deadly boat crash suspect claims he tried to save boys
LEXINGTON, N.C. — A pregnant woman and her 3-year-old son were killed Saturday when their family’s pontoon boat collided with a powerboat on High Rock Lake in Davidson County, authorities said.
Wildlife officials said a speedboat collided and went over the top of a pontoon boat around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the northern part of the lake near Linwood.
Melissa Chambers Britt was ejected from the boat and found about five hours later. Her son, William Jaiden Britt, died at a local hospital
ST., AUGUSTINE, Fla. -
Two men are dead and a woman is in critical condition after a boat hit a dock in St. Augustine on Sunday night.
The vessel was traveling south of the Bridge of Lions about 10 p.m. when it hit the dock connected to a home in the Pelican Reef neighborhood.
All three passengers were ejected into the water.
The first man was found dead and woman rescued quickly after St. Johns County Fire Rescue began to search for victims. The second man was located in the water after midnight Monday.
Names of the victims and other details are expected to be released on Monday.
(CNN) — The fight to point blame in the deadly last voyage of the HMS Bounty is headed for federal court.
Family members of deckhand Claudene Christian, one of two Bounty crew members who died in the sinking, filed a $90 million civil lawsuit this week against the owners of the three-masted square-rigger, which appeared in several Hollywood films, including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
The suit alleges the Bounty was unseaworthy and its captain — Robin Walbridge — was negligent when he set sail with his crew of 15 as Hurricane Sandy steamed toward the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of two men who fell off a personal watercraft during an outing on the Dog River in Mobile County.
Officials said the bodies of 24-year-old Christopher Williams and 20-year-old Montrell Marks were recovered about 4 a.m. Tuesday. Friends notified officials about 7:30 p.m. Monday that the two had fallen off a personal watercraft, yelled for help, and disappeared. They were not wearing life jackets, and WALA-TV reports they could not swim.