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2008-08-06 18:00:16

A FAMILY today thanked people who helped rescue their son when he was trapped on a beach as the tide came in. Andrew Booth, 15, who has Asperger's syndrome, got his leg trapped in mud as his mother, father, brother and sister went fossil hunting on Charmouth Beach in Dorset.

2008-08-06 18:00:16

By Dave Black LIFEBOAT call-outs on the North East coast in the past three months are up almost 20% on the same time last year.

2008-08-05 09:01:02

Rescuers fail to find trapped miners four days after colliery cave-in SHENMU, Shaanxi Province, Aug.4 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have failed to reach nine trapped miners four days after a massive cave-in at a colliery in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, an official with the local government said here on Monday.

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Matthew Spolar, The Philadelphia Inquirer Aug. 1--HARRISBURG -- The drowning of a teenager living in Warminster has revived debate over a decision earlier this year to eliminate lifeguards at virtually all state park beaches.

2008-07-30 12:00:36

There's nothing like a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean on a sweltering summer's day. Yet the sea can be treacherous, as it was this past weekend. The surf was up, and so were warning flags atop lifeguard huts.

2008-07-28 06:00:45

By Kecia Bal, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 28--TRENT -- As a young girl, Dixie Kelly of Rockwood would head out to the beach area at Laurel Hill State Park with her mother and sister.

2008-07-28 06:00:45

By Sophia Chang, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 28--Long Beach city officials are meeting today to work on improving swimmer safety following a spate of riptide-related drownings, they said yesterday. City manager Charles Theofan said the focus will be on educating swimmers on rip currents.

2008-07-26 15:00:26

By Maria Armental Paul Davis; Lisa Vernon-Sparks Heavy surf brings several days of dangerous currents, and two popular beaches closed yesterday because of potential water contamination.

2008-07-26 03:00:23

By Laurie Edwards What started as a search for a possible drowning victim had a happy, if perplexing, ending early Sunday morning when a rescue mission was started, stopped and then completed while most lake residents were still asleep, said Capt. Al Busch of SML Marine Volunteer Fire/Rescue.

2008-07-25 12:00:48

By James Carlson By James Carlson THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL The state's health department tested water at the Lake Shawnee beach on Thursday as a second employee walked out amid the controversy over lifeguards being asked to retrieve human waste from the swimming area -- and not speak to the media about it.


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bowerly
  • Large; stout; burly.
The word 'bowerly' is an alteration of 'burly'.