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2011-01-04 15:05:44

With the America's Cup destination decided, a study identifying sailing injuries is timely Just as the site for the 2013 America's Cup has been announced, a study from Rhode Island Hospital highlights that the sport isn't always smooth sailing. The study was published recently in the journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. Through an on-line survey completed by sailors, researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have pieced together a report of the injuries that occur on two types of boats...

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By The Associated Press TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP) - Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains.Two weeks after the Kosi River overflowed its banks, Indian officials commandeered private watercraft after hearing that boat owners were charging people up to $150 each for a lifesaving ride - an...

2008-09-01 21:00:20

TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP)- Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains. Two weeks after the Kosi River overflowed its banks, Indian officials commandeered private watercraft after hearing that boat owners were charging people up to $150 each for a lifesaving ride - an impossibly large amount for...

2008-08-31 00:00:36

Three people have been rescued after their inflatable dinghies were blown offshore on the Lincolnshire coast. A young girl and her father got into difficulty at Ingoldmells Point on Thursday afternoon when they were blown offshore on an inflatable. A teenage boy then tried to rescue the pair on his own dinghy but also got into difficulties. The father attempted to swim back to shore with the dinghies but when he reached the beach he was in a semi-conscious condition. He was then...

2006-03-07 02:00:00

BANGKOK -- An Australian yachtswoman said on Tuesday she drank her own urine to survive five days at sea without food or water after being swept out to sea in a dinghy from a Thai island. Dominique Courteille, 57, a mother of four from Perth, said after being rescued by a Taiwan fishing boat in Indonesian waters she held onto the little boat to shade herself from the fierce sun. "If I want to survive, I have to manage myself," the Belgian-born Courteille said she kept telling herself. "I swim...