13 injured, 4 missing as boats collide on Colorado River in California

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SAN BERNADINO, Ca.) — At least four people are missing and 13 are injured after two private boats collided on the Colorado River in southeast California on Saturday night.One person was airlifted to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada with life-threatening injuries, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. Six were treated for moderate injuries and six were treated for minor injuries. The two vessels collided head on at about 8 p.m. local time between Pirate Cove and the Topock Marina, north of Lake Havasu near the Moabi Regional Park, a recreational area on the Colorado River which forms the boundary between California and Arizona. The southern tip of Nevada is about 30 miles north of the park.During the collision, everyone from both boats was thrown into the water, and both boats sank. Several people were pulled from the water by other passing boaters. Officials called off the search for missing survivors around 9 p.m. last night. Dive and search operations in the area of the crash are being conducted by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.The accident happened after sunset, making rescue efforts difficult, authorities said. Some people were found as much as a mile down river due to the rapidly moving water.Officials are unsure if alcohol was involved, or the ages or genders of those who were injured.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ighalo keen to see out season at Man Utd

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo said Friday that he hopes his loan deal at Manchester United is extended until the Premier League season is completed following the coronavirus lockdown.The 30-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and has a contract until May 31.Premier League bosses hope to resume the season in June but China’s Super League is also edging towards the start of their season after it was delayed by COVID-19.“I would like to finish the season if it’s possible,” Ighalo told BBC Sport.“I was in good form, good shape, scoring goals and now we’ve stopped now for over a month. I’ve given it my best and hopefully we’ll come back to play.“The team had a good momentum before the pandemic started. At the moment I’m on loan, and this will cut short my time at the club.”United are reportedly keen to extend Ighalo’s contract even though their attacking worries have eased during the lockdown. The former Watford player has scored four times in eight games in all competitions for United.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are fifth in the table with nine games remaining, chasing a Champions League spot after an indifferent season.Solskjaer said his players had been wearing GPS trackers as part of their training regime as they prepare for a possible return to action.“It’s not to keep track of them or spy on them but it’s been so long now, this phase and at different stages we’ve added things and I think the GPS has inspired and motivated a few of them just to go that little bit extra,” the Norwegian told the BBC’s Football Focus programme.“We hope we’re getting closer and closer, we’re hoping so anyway and it’s time to ramp it up a little bit.”Premier League clubs will meet on Monday to discuss their “Project Restart” plan. Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo is on loan at Manchester United center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Senior Men’s Amateur – Day Two: Attoe and Smith tied as pack prepare to pounce

first_img Ian Attoe heads into the final day of the English Senior Men’s Amateur Championship tied for the lead with Andrew Smith and still harbouring hopes of a third title on the spin.On a blisteringly hot day at Woodhall Spa Golf Club in Lincolnshire, fast-running and bouncy conditions on the Bracken Course made scoring extremely tough for the competitors.Attoe – winner in 2018 and 2019 – shot a three over par round of 75 in the morning on the Bracken Course and saw his name climb steadily up the leaderboard as the day progressed and the mercury climbed to 33 degrees centigrade.The Worplesdon Golf Club member was joined on a two-round total of level par by Royal Ashdown Forest’s Smith.Smith started the round on four-under par after shooting 69 on day one on the Hotchkin Course. On day two he carded a round of 76 and climbed up a place in the rankings.A measure of the conditions was shown by the fact only one player in the field broke par.That honour fell to Torquay Golf Club’s Peter Bicknell who made three birdies in a one under par round of 71. The only blot on the scorecard was a double bogey on the par five, 14th hole.Attoe – who also won this event in 2015 – admitted this was a day where pars were golden and it was all about minimising damage rather than pushing for birdies.“The pins were tucked away and could have been for the Men’s Amateur last week and not the seniors this week,” confirmed the 61-year-old.“It was difficult to get an approach close and you were relying on some long first putts.“I think I said there might be some good scores in the tournament, but not on that course. Scores will be made on the Hotchkin.“It’s playable, but you need the first putt close and then tap it in for par“My putting was hit and miss yesterday and was worse today. The long game’s still good and I’ll be glad to get on the Hotchkin.“I’ve still got one hand on the trophy!”Local knowledge proved useful for the Woodhall Spa duo of Paul Wharton and Les Toyne.While others grew frustrated with quirky bounces and tricky, sloping greens Toyne and Wharton knew that scores in the mid-70s were not to be sniffed at and the equivalent of breaking even on a treacherous day for scoring.Both men shot 75 to finish the day on totals of one over par – just a shot adrift of the leaders and with all to play for in the final round back on the Hotchkin Course.Joining them on +1 is England international Rupert Kellock from Sunningdale (pictured above). A round of 76 has kept the former Welsh Open winner in the hunt for his own national title.First round leader Gareth Bradley couldn’t recapture his form from day one and fell down the order with a round of 80However, the Cheshire county captain starts the final day only three shots back and with good memories of six birdies from his opening round on the Hotchkin.It was also an interesting day on the Bracken for Tim Cooper from Bolton Lostock Golf Club. His approach to the 17th got stuck up a tree and son Ed had to come to the rescue. Fortunately for Cooper senior, the double bogey seven didn’t stop him making the cut.There are nine players within four shots of the leaders with 60 golfers making it through to the last day after the 36-hole cut fell at 13-over par.Details of the second round along with Saturday’s tee times can be found on the English Senior Men’s Amateur Championship homepage.Photography: Leaderboard Tags: Andrew Smith, English Senior Men’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Ian Attoe 7 Aug 2020 Senior Men’s Amateur – Day Two: Attoe and Smith tied as pack prepare to pounce last_img read more

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