Tag Archives: Lake

Jogger caught throwing homeless man's belongings in lake arrested

Jogger caught throwing homeless man's belongings in lake arrestedInitially only known as “Jogger Joe,” he was identified as Henry William Sintay, 30, after he was filmed on kicking around, throwing in the rubbish, and then dumping a homeless man’s things into the city’s Merritt Lake. The property belonged to Greg “Jarew” Markson as he was later identified. The witness who filmed the incident, JJ Harris, posted it on Twitter and it has been viewed nearly 750,000 times.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Divers find body of woman dragged into lake by 12ft alligator in Florida

Divers find body of woman dragged into lake by 12ft alligator in FloridaNo one knows if Shizuka Matsuki heard the warnings about alligators circulated to local homeowners after a 6ft specimen was spotted close to a front door. On Friday, she set off as usual with her dogs for a walk beside a suburban Florida lake. Her body was found at the weekend. Officials said she had been bitten and almost certainly killed by an alligator that was later trapped and euthanised. An examination confirmed that the alligator had bitten 47-year-old Matsuki, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said in a statement. Rob Klepper, a spokesman, said they were able to identify the woman from evidence collected during the examination of the alligator, but he declined to offer further details. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Shizuka Matsuki. Search teams located the body of Ms. Matsuki June 8 at the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park lake in Davie. We will be conducting a thorough investigation into this incident.— MyFWC (@MyFWC) June 9, 2018 Local media were less circumspect. Citing unnamed officials, they said her arm was found inside the creature. It was identified by a tattoo. Her death is a reminder of the danger posed by alligators, particularly as humans seek out waterfront leisure activities. The Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park is hardly the untamed wilderness. It stands in a residential part of Davie, on the edge of Fort Lauderdale, just across a turnpike from the popular Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Emergency servces were alerted on Friday when a witness told police he had seen a woman walking two dogs but later spotted the pets alone and agitated, barking at the water. More than 400 people have been bitten by alligators in Florida since 1948, according to the state's wildlife commission Credit: Getty Images One of the dogs had a fresh injury, a gash on its side, said Viviana Gallinal, a Davie Police detective. “The witness who called us went to the area where he thought that they had been walking, and he immediately spotted an alligator,” she said. Authorities closed the park as they tracked down the alligator and hunted for the missing woman. “We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Shizuka Matsuki,” said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A guide to living with alligators | Safety tips Friends said they were devastated by the news. Peter Limia, a neighbour of Matsuki and her husband, said Matsuki regularly walked her dogs at the pond. “It’s such a sad story, I can’t even process it,” he told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “Something like this is so freakish.” A warning had recently been circulated reminding residents of the dangers of local wildlife and to be particularly watchful for alligators. Neil Fischer, another neighbour, said Matsuki may have believed the park offered a degree of safety after another pet had been snatched by an alligator closer to her home. Police divers haul a boat to the entrance of Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park on Friday Credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP “She probably thought that Lake was safer alternative, after so many gators have been showing up around here lately,” he wrote on Facebook. So sad… “Prayers to the friends, and family. We have to remember to stay alert when walking up to a lake, or any body of water.” Fatal attacks on humans remain rare. According to the wildlife commission, the likelihood of a Florida resident being seriously injured during an unprovoked alligator attack in Florida is about one in 3.2 million. The commission has recorded 401 people bitten by alligators, including 24 fatalities, since 1947. The most recent death occurred in 2016, when a two-year-old boy playing near the water's edge at a Walt Disney World resort was killed.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Body of woman dragged into Florida lake by alligator found

Body of woman dragged into Florida lake by alligator foundFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed the body of 47-year-old Shizuka Matsuki was found at the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park lake Friday night.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Gator killed woman after dragging her into Florida lake

Gator killed woman after dragging her into Florida lakeAuthorities captured and killed an alligator that they believe fatally attacked a woman while she was out walking her dogs near a Florida lake Friday.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Evacuation orders canceled in North Carolina after officials deem Lake Tahoma Dam safe

Evacuation orders canceled in North Carolina after officials deem Lake Tahoma Dam safeHeavy rainfall led to a landslide that compromised the Lake Tahoma Dam in western North Carolina early Wednesday morning.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Woman Calls Police On Black Family For BBQing At A Lake In Oakland

Woman Calls Police On Black Family For BBQing At A Lake In OaklandA white woman called the police on a black family at Lake Merritt in Oakland,



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Salt Lake City Teen Killed in 'Brutal Attack' While on the Phone With Mom, Say Police

Salt Lake City Teen Killed in 'Brutal Attack' While on the Phone With Mom, Say PolicePolice have arrested a suspect, 24-year-old Shaun French



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Century-old sunken ship preserved in perfect condition beneath Lake Superior

Century-old sunken ship preserved in perfect condition beneath Lake SuperiorThese stunning images reveal the remains of a more than century-old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as it did the day it sunk beneath waves all those years ago.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviews

1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviewsSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — About 1,000 current and former Mormons marched to the church's headquarters in Salt Lake City Friday to deliver petitions demanding an end to closed door, one-on-one interviews between youth and lay leaders where sexual questions sometimes arise.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The ice on Lake Michigan has turned blue. Here's why.

The ice on Lake Michigan has turned blue. Here's why.The ice on portions of Michigan's Great Lakes has turned blue, but don't worry, there's a perfectly good reason why.  The phenomenon is common on glaciers, but not so much on large swathes of lake ice. It's happening where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron, at a place called the Straits of Mackinac. There, fat slabs and mounds of cracked blue ice have collected near the shorelines. Local photographer Tori Burley captured the image above.  SEE ALSO: Gas-filled vessel barrels solo through pathetic Arctic sea ice during dead of winter The ice, however, is not actually turning blue. The color is a result of the way sunlight is bouncing off this particular ice, explained Ted Scambos, a research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, in an interview.  Sometimes, weather conditions — such as a lack of high winds — allow water to freeze slowly and evenly, resulting in ice composed of large crystals (unlike snow, which is formed quickly and made up of small crystals).  When light hits these big ice crystals, it can travel deep into the structures (compare this to snow, wherein light hits a sharp edge and reflects off of it right away, resulting in blinding white). When the light travels deeper into slowly formed ice, some of the red wavelengths of sunlight — which is the longest wavelength of visible light — get absorbed into the ice structure.  The blue, which is the shortest wavelength of visible light, bounces back out, meet our eyes, and results in a deep aqua color.   Sunlight reflecting off the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, which makes the water look an aqua color.Image: nasaBut this isn't the complete story. Blue ice is also composed of relatively pure, untainted water, which allows the blue reflection to be so vivid and dominant. "It's a tribute to how clean the upper surface of Lake Michigan is," said Scambos, adding, "At least somewhere in Lake Michigan."  WATCH: 'Beast from the East' to plunge UK, rest of Europe into historic deep freeze



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines