Posts Tagged Accidents and disasters

New post-flood public golf course in the works in Minot

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Golf courses in the Minot area are continuing to recover after being inundated during the 2011 Souris River flood.

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Sports in disarray after devastating Nepal earthquakes

In this Saturday, May 16, 2015 photo, makeshift tents for earthquake survivors are set up at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal. Two recent earthquakes killed more than 8,300 people and have had a devastating impact on all aspects of life in Nepal, including sports. A revered national volleyball coach is among the thousands of dead, trapped in his rented house when devastating earthquakes rocked Nepal. The national football stadium venue was damaged, before becoming a makeshift refuge for displaced survivors of the quakes. The cricket team’s preparations for an elite international tournament next year are disarray. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A revered national sports coach is among the thousands of dead, trapped in his rented house when devastating earthquakes rocked Nepal.

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Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident

In this Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 photo provided by Tomas Ovalle, extreme athlete Dean Potter stands in front of El Capitan after a speed climbing attempt up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, and his climbing partner Graham Hunt were killed Saturday, May 16, 2015 after jumping from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.  (AP Photo/Tomas Ovalle)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two wingsuit fliers who leaped from a cliff in Yosemite National Park were trying to zoom through a notch in a ridgeline and were airborne for about 15 seconds when they slammed into a rocky outcropping and were killed, a friend said Monday.

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Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was one of two men killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.

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Yosemite Park official: Extreme athlete Dean Potter among 2 killed in BASE jumping accident

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite Park official: Extreme athlete Dean Potter among 2 killed in BASE jumping accident.

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