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Florida man and 14-year-old stepson die hiking in extreme heat in Big Bend Park, Texas – NBC 6 South Florida

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www.nbcmiami.com – – 2023-06-25 11:49:54

SUMMARY: A man and his 14-year-old stepson died after hiking in extreme heat at Big Bend National Park in West Texas. The 31-year-old man and two stepsons were hiking the Marufo Vega Trail when temperatures reached 119 degrees Fahrenheit. The 14-year-old became sick and lost consciousness, while his stepfather hiked back to the vehicle and the older brother tried to carry him back. The 14-year-old was pronounced dead upon reaching the scene, and later authorities found the father's vehicle crashed. The specific causes of their deaths are still unknown, but the park service warned that the trail is dangerous in summer heat.

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Tamayo Perry, pipeline surfer who appeared in ‘Blue Crush,’ killed in shark attack near Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii

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SUMMARY: Tamayo Perry, a renowned surfer and lifeguard, was killed in a shark attack near Oahu, Hawaii's North Shore, off Goat Island on Sunday afternoon. Perry, 49, had been a lifeguard with Honolulu Ocean Safety since 2016, a local surf coach, and a competitor in Pipeline Master Trials. He also appeared in the movie “Blue Crush” and TV shows “Hawaii Five-O” and “The Bridge.” Mayor Rick Blangiardi praised Perry's bravery and commitment, stating his heroic efforts would be remembered. Perry's body, showing signs of multiple shark bites, was retrieved by jet ski following an emergency call around 1 p.m.

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Buc-ee’s to open second location in Kentucky

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www.kxan.com – Anthony Torres – 2024-06-24 03:18:09

SUMMARY: Buc-ee’s newest travel center will open in Smiths Grove, Kentucky on Monday, marking the second location in the state after Richmond’s April 2022 opening. The new location will be Buc-ee’s 50th store across Texas and the South. Stan Beard from Buc-ee’s expressed excitement over the warm community welcome. The Smiths Grove travel center will cover 53,000 square feet and create at least 200 local jobs. Additionally, the largest Buc-ee’s in the country recently opened in Luling, Central Texas, on June 10, spanning 75,000 square feet.

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Sheriff’s Office pulls body from Lake Travis cove

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www.kxan.com – Cora Neas – 2024-06-23 22:26:30

SUMMARY: A body matching the description of a missing swimmer was found Sunday evening after a search by multiple agencies, according to a press release from the Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO). The 70-year-old man, not wearing a life vest, went underwater Saturday afternoon in a cove near Arkansas Bend County Park. The search involved TCSO Lake Patrol, Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), Lake Travis Fire Rescue, STAR Flight, and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). On Sunday, the body was recovered from a depth of 29 feet using remotely operated vehicles and sonar. TCSO stated no crime is suspected but did not identify the body.

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