To the roo-scue! Kangaroo caught in surf saved with CPR

World / Offbeat Oct 28, 2018

To the roo-scue! Kangaroo caught in surf saved with CPR

A kangaroo that hopped into the sea for a dip at a Melbourne beach had to be rescued by Australian police and brought back to life with CPR, officers said Sunday. Officers were called to Safety Beach in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon amid reports the ...

Hitting Japan's best beaches

Travel Aug 4, 2016

Hitting Japan's best beaches

by Chinatsu Yajima

The summer is here. You've kept your New Year's resolution and stuck with that diet or new exercise regimen ... right? It doesn't matter. These beaches are so beautiful, nobody will be looking at the people. Usu Beach in Date, Hokkaido Usu doesn't get much ...

Shark sightings keep tourists away after authorities impose swimming bans

National Aug 18, 2015

Shark sightings keep tourists away after authorities impose swimming bans

An increasing number of shark sightings at beaches across Japan this month is affecting tourism, with visitors shunning popular summer destinations where authorities have imposed swimming bans. Sharks have recently been spotted at several beaches in Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Kagoshima prefectures. In Ibaraki, about ...

Three family members drown in high waves off Okinawa beach

National Aug 11, 2015

Three family members drown in high waves off Okinawa beach

High waves and strong tides following the passage of a typhoon pulled four family members who were visiting Irabu Island in Okinawa Prefecture away from the shore and three of them drowned. The accident happened Monday while they were snorkeling near Toguchi-no-Hama Beach in the ...

Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

National Jun 26, 2015

Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

by Andrew McKirdy

Zushi Beach in Kanagawa Prefecture opened for the summer on Friday as it battles to attract visitors following a clampdown on rowdy partygoers that saw numbers drop by more than half last year. Cloudy skies greeted participants in an opening ceremony featuring around 400 children ...

Oahu's Waimanalo Beach tops U.S. ranking

Travel Jun 6, 2015

Oahu's Waimanalo Beach tops U.S. ranking

by Caleb Jones

As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay's powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water. On May 21, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was named ...

Voices | OVERHEARD Sep 13, 2014

Life's a beach

Teenage boy #1: It's so hot. I wish I was at the beach. Teenage boy #2: Yeah, but the beach stinks. Teenage boy #1: Huh? Teenage boy #2: The salt in the sea. It makes the beach stink. Teenage boy #1: Really? I don't want to go somewhere ...