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  • 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.
  • Ultimate Descent: Paragliding From Everest's Peak, Then Kayaking to Indian Ocean

    12/17/2013 8:32:18 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    ABC/Nightline ^ | 12-5-13 | GINGER ZEE and NIELS DACHLER
    In a never before attempted feat, the two Nepali men set their sights on paragliding from Everest's summit and then taking a near 500-mile kayaking trip on the Ganges River to the Indian Ocean in 2011. It was an excursion that would take months.
  • Japanese kayaker hopes to show Kennewick Man could have traveled by boat

    04/23/2012 9:44:02 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | 10 April 2012 | John Trumbo
    By week's end, Ryota Yamada hopes to slip his sea kayak gently into the Columbia River at Clover Island, embarking on the first leg of a 10,000-mile adventure to Japan. The retired scientist who did nanotechnological research intends to paddle downriver to the ocean, then via the Inland Passage north to Alaska, and eventually across the Bering Strait to the Asian continent. It will take him four summers, but if he succeeds in reaching his homeland, Yamada said, he will have shown that Kennewick Man could have made his way by boat 9,300 years ago from Japan to North America....
  • Dog Involved In Deadly DUI Accident Swims Half-Mile To Sarasota Kayaker

    01/10/2012 4:51:20 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Tampa ^ | 1-10-12
    SARASOTA, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – A man fishing from his kayak a half-mile from Point of Rocks off Sarasota was shocked when a dog that was involved in a deadly DUI crash swam up to his boat terrified. Once pulled to safety, Barney shrunk into a corner of the small craft, shaking and traumatized over the event. He sustained minor injuries, including one to his paw and several cuts. The man brought Barney to a local vet, who used a tracking chip implanted in him to discover his owner was Donna L. Chen, who was struck by a Nissan Altima...
  • Whale nearly swallows kayaker and surfer

    11/11/2011 12:47:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 21 replies ^ | 11-11-11 |
    A whale nearly swallowed two people on a kayak and a woman on a surfboard. The humpback whale lunged from out of nowhere just several feet away, forcing thousands of anchovies to the surface, with sea gulls swarming around the scene in search of breakfast. Barbara Roettger filmed the epic near-miss event near Santa Cruz, California where recently a sailboat collided with another humpback whale and at least one kayaker capsized. Oh, and for the record, humpback whales typically are about 50 feet long and weigh 50 tons. That’s a whopping 2000 pounds for every foot of whale. Short be...
  • Dad and sons paddle around Lake Superior

    08/10/2011 7:47:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 10, 2011
    HAZELHURST, Wis.- A Wisconsin man said he and his sons, ages 14, 12 and 10, have completed a 1,600-mile journey around Lake Superior in 72 days. Joe Bodewes, 45, of Hazelhurst said he and sons Will, 14, Luke, 12, and Noah, 10, set out from Black River Harbor in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in May and returned to the location two weeks ahead of schedule, The (Ironwood, Mich.) Daily Globe reported Tuesday. Bodewes said the older two boys each had their own kayaks while Noah rode with his father. He said the trip raised money for children in Tanzania...
  • Patty Cake Cats & A Kayak Fisherman vs A Great White Shark from Down Under (Videos)

    04/01/2011 10:25:56 AM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 16 replies
    Funny, Weird, & Educational Pictures or Videos | 4/1/11 | Chuck Wolk
    The first video is two cats playing pattycake. The owner of the cats says that her two cats "Goo" and "Yat Jai" are playing patty cake or Wing Chun Sticky hands! They do this all the time and that she finally caught it on video. When they realized she was filming, they stops and then resumed when they thought she wasn't looking anymore. Someone else saw the video online and added the voice over. It is the voice over that truly makes this video so great. In the second video, you will see an Australian kayaker who is fishing...
  • Video Of Kayaker Going Off 186 Ft Water Falls (Crazy Man!)

    12/08/2010 10:27:33 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 24 replies
    (Palouse Falls) The world is full of men and women who enjoy living on the edge, those who will not back down to a challenge that seems to dangerous for most people to even consider.A person with that type of personality is said to be a reckless free spirit that has a devil-may-care attitude. They seem to project to the world that "The devil may worry about what I'm doing, but I sure as hell don't." The most popular word used to describe those individuals is, "Daredevil" Well, that would describe Tyler Bradt, a 24 year old professional whitewater kayaker...
  • Barracuda jumps into kayak, bites woman in Keys

    10/18/2010 8:25:10 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies
    tbo ^ | October 18, 2010
    KEY WEST - A woman remains hospitalized after being bitten in the chest by a barracuda while kayaking in the Florida Keys. The Coast Guard says the 45-year-old woman and a male companion were kayaking Sunday evening near Big Pine Key when the fish jumped into the vessel and bit her....
  • KAYAK (trip booking) Commercial Making Light of WW2 Veterans

    12/14/2009 7:07:08 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 24 replies · 1,534+ views
    If anyone hasn't seen Kayak's commercial making a joke out of the sacrifices of our soldiers on D-Day, the link is below. It disgusts me, and I finally decided to let the company know. I hope you will do the same. The commercial: Here's what I wrote to them on their "feedback" page: Hello Kayak, I just wanted you to know that after seeing your tasteless commercial featuring a man talking like a WW2 veteran about Cancun, I've decided that I will never, EVER use your site, and whenever any of my friends discuss taking or booking a trip,...
  • Coast Guard plucks French kayaker from Bering Sea

    07/05/2009 5:49:02 AM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies · 446+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2009 | Unknown
    An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak prepares the rescue of a French kayaker from the Bering Sea Saturday July 4, 2009. The crew hoisted Jean Gabriel Shelala, 28, from his kayak 40 miles north of St. Lawrence Island at about 4:15 p.m. The 28-year-old is attempting to circumnavigate the world using a specially designed kayak. He departed from Emmonak on June 27. Chelala is reportedly in good condition, but asked for the assistance Saturday. (AP Photo/US Coast Guard - Brian Myers)