Recreation accidents

A building smolders at the site where several fireworks workshops blew up in Tultepec, Mexico, Thursday, July 5, 2018. More than a dozen people were killed and at least 40 injured when a series of explosions ripped through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
July 05, 2018 - 7:55 pm
TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Twenty-four people were killed and at least 49 injured Thursday when a series of explosions ripped through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City, according to officials. The dead included at least four firefighters and two police officers who rushed to the...
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With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
July 05, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With backyard barbecues and fireworks, Americans celebrated Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that expressed pride in their country's 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday was being marked with a sense of a United States divided for some...
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July 04, 2018 - 3:35 pm
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Two people died and several others were injured after a branch measuring in parts more than 8-feet (2.5 meters) around fell on spectators during a fireworks display in western Illinois, authorities said. Rock Island County Sheriff Gerald Bustos said Wednesday that the...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo Daytona Beach Fire Department personnel rescue riders from a roller coaster car that derailed in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Lola Gomez /The Daytona Beach News-Journal via AP)
June 15, 2018 - 11:45 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two roller coaster riders fell 34 feet (10 meters) when their car derailed and was left dangling from the track, and firefighters used ladders to pull eight others to safety high above the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. "The front car which was holding four passengers...
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March 06, 2018 - 1:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story March 5 about school bullying, The Associated Press erroneously reported the details of a boy's suicide. Jacobe Taras killed himself with a hunting rifle when he was 13, not a shotgun when he was 12. A corrected version of the story is below: Should schools be...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009, file photo, a cloud forms over Mount Hood as seen from Government Camp, Ore. Authorities say a rescue effort is underway, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, for a climber who fell on Mount Hood. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
February 13, 2018 - 7:16 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on rescue at Oregon's Mount Hood (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Authorities say a climber who fell up to 1,000 feet (305) meters and was airlifted off Mount Hood has died. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the male climber was pronounced dead upon arrival at...
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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2012 file photo shows Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi warming up before the Browns play the Washington Redskins in an NFL football game in Cleveland. Massaquoi revealed for the first time that he lost most of his left hand in an ATV accident last April. Massaquoi, who starred at Georgia before going to the NFL, was riding with friends when he crashed and was badly injured. Doctors attempted to save his hand, but were only able to keep his thumb. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file)
February 12, 2018 - 7:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi has divulged that he lost most of his left hand in an all-terrain vehicle crash last April. Massaquoi, who starred at Georgia before he was drafted by Cleveland in the second round in 2009, revealed his prosthetic and details of his...
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FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 file photo, an aerial view of Table mountain, left, that form's the back drop of Cape Town city, in Cape Town, South Africa. In a dramatic overnight operation, emergency responders have descended on ropes from a cable car on South Africa's Table Mountain to recover the bodies of two male climbers, including a Japanese citizen, who died after falling from a cliff, it was reported Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
January 02, 2018 - 10:28 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a dramatic overnight operation, emergency responders early Tuesday descended on ropes from a cable car on South Africa's Table Mountain to recover the bodies of two male climbers, including a Japanese citizen, who died after falling from a cliff. A female Japanese climber...
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December 20, 2017 - 11:11 am
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Georgia woman who survived a grizzly bear attack this fall in Wyoming says she remembers thinking she did not want to die like this. Tammy Copson, of Acworth, Georgia, and her hunting guide, Jon Sheets, were both injured in the attack that occurred in October during an elk hunt...
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December 13, 2017 - 11:11 am
ROCKWOOD, Maine (AP) — Maine Game Wardens say a North Carolina man has become the first snowmobile fatality of the season. Wardens say the body of 55-year-old Willard L. Hartsock, of Old Fort, was found early Wednesday near Rockwood, on a trail in Taunton and Raynham Academy Grant. Wardens began...
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