March 28, 2000 |
The Coast Guard on Monday called off its search for two Canadian teen-age boys who tried to rescue a woman after she was swept into the frigid Pacific and drowned. There had been no signs of the boys in the 48-degree water since the incident Saturday. "The ocean is unpredictable, and there's no way to know where they may surface," Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael Burgess said.
March 27, 2000
The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the body of a drowned woman but gave up on a search for two teenagers, all of whom were swept into the Pacific Ocean while on a high school sightseeing trip from Canada. The woman, believed to be a chaperon, slipped into the surf and was pulled out to sea Saturday near Shelter Cove, about 200 miles north of San Francisco, said U.S. Coast Guard mission controller Michael Burgess. He said the Coast Guard gave up hope for the two missing teens Sunday.
May 7, 1999 |
At first it looked like a drowning case, plain and simple. But authorities are now investigating whether Terry Ray, a 38-year-old man pulled from the Tuolumne River last month, was killed after he witnessed a sexual assault on one of the three slain Yosemite tourists. Dennis Ray, the dead man's brother, said he was told by a nephew that Terry Ray saw 15-year-old Juliana Sund being raped at a house in Modesto.
December 26, 1998 |
A surfer scrambled down a cliff and into the ocean to rescue an 11-year-old boy who was swept out to sea, sheriff's deputies said. The boy, Daniel Lackey, was released from Community Hospital in Monterey on Friday. Daniel had been playing on the rocks at Big Sur when he fell off a cliff shortly before noon Thursday, Monterey County Sheriff's Sgt. John DiCarlo said. The current carried him about 150 yards from shore, authorities said.
May 4, 1997 |
The bodies of two brothers missing on the Feather River were recovered Saturday. Yuba City Police Capt. Scott Berry said three brothers, ages 13, 11 and 5, were fishing Friday evening from a beach just north of the 10th Street Bridge on the river's west bank when they decided to cross the river. The bodies of the 13- and 5-year old were recovered. The 11-year-old boy managed to swim across the river into Marysville and call for help.
July 18, 1996 |
Two boys drowned Wednesday while swimming in the Russian River, authorities said. The boys--ages 11 and 14--reportedly were trying to cross the river to reach a rope swing when one of them went under. The other drowned while trying to save his companion. Search teams in boats and helicopters searched for the boys, who slipped under the water near the lower dam in Guerneville near state Highway 116. The boys were not identified pending notification of their families, said Capt.