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October 16, 2011
A man swam 100 yards to shore Sunday night to seek help when his family's canoe tipped in the Potomac River, leaving his wife and 6-year-old daughter clinging to a rock until rescuers arrived, Potomac Valley Fire Co. Chief Eric Gray said. Gray and fire Sgt. Donald Warfield navigated a boat 25 feet from the rock, then Gray swam to the woman and child and pulled them to the rescue boat. He said the water temperature was 62 degrees, and the river is above normal stages. Maryland State Police helicopters provided a spotlight for the rescue, which started after crews were alerted at 6:12 p.m. Everyone was out of the water by 8 p.m., Gray said.
NEWS
April 2, 2012
A canoe flipped over on the Potomac River and two people went into the water near the U.S. 340 bridge near Harpers Ferry on Monday morning, a dispatcher for Washington County Emergency Services said. Nobody was injured, according to a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services. Authorities responded to the call at 9:56 a.m. The two people were rescued and the scene was cleared by 10:53 a.m., the supervisor said.
NEWS
September 4, 2007
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a leisurely canoe and kayak trip at Rocky Gap State Park on Friday, Sept. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Professional water guide Mike Sweeney will lead the class. The fee of $45 includes transportation to the park and use of a canoe or kayak. All equipment, including life jackets, will be provided. Activity level is low to moderate. To register or to get more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.
NEWS
June 28, 2004
The following are the results from Saturday's sixth annual Tim Gavin Downriver Race and Rodeo on the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Overall - 1. Michael Warren, 44:08; 2. Jeff Coyle, 44:58; 3. Ricky Rodriguez, 45:44 Wildwater/wavehopper - Michael Warren, 44:08 Plastic kayak - Michael Wohleber, 46:37 Fiberglass kayak - Jeff Coyle, 44:58 Fiberglass tandem kayak - Mike Moore and Rachael Dodson, 48:06 Open plastic canoe - Tom Brubach, 45:48 Open plastic two-person canoe - Ken Tarkin and Abbie Whitehurst, 52:12 Freestyle rodeo - 1. Simon Robinson; 2. Kevin O'Neill; 3. Alex Coon
NEWS
March 16, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer NOVA, Pa. - A boyhood memory of paddling sleek, quiet, wood and canvas canoes when he was a Boy Scout at Camp Sinoquipe has followed Jack Cline throughout his adult life and now, at 62, he's determined to relive those long-ago times. A behemoth of an aging wood-canvas canoe, all 20 feet of it, takes up most of one side of the upstairs of Cline's two-car garage at his home in Nova, a village of about 50 homes lining both sides of Pa. 416 south of Welsh Run, Pa. That canoe and one like it jammed under a lean-to in Cline's back yard are the vehicles that will carry him back to his boyhood.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | May 10, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com February had just rolled in with a vengeance. It was snowing and ice had overtaken part of the Potomac River. Around lunchtime, Senior Trooper Robert Copson, a seven-year veteran of the West Virginia State Police, was responding to a routine alarm call at the Potomac River Farms subdivision off Scrabble Road. By the time the call was over, Copson was soaking wet and cold. A boy and his dog had been rescued, but to this day Copson does not know who the boy was. Earlier this week, Copson was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his actions.
NEWS
September 7, 2000
The Olympics on TV: The Schedule Starting Wednesday, Sept. 13, NBC, CNBC and MSNBC will begin blanket coverage of the Games of the XXVII Olympiad. Here's a look at when events are on and where on your TV dial you can find them. For a more detailed schedule, go to www.nbcolympics.com on the Web. Wednesday MSNBC 6:30 to 9 p.m. - Soccer, U.S. men vs. Czech Republic Thursday, Sept. 14 MSNBC 6:30 to 9 p.m. - Soccer, U.S. women vs. Norway Friday, Sept.
NEWS
September 9, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY and KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writers WILLIAMSPORT - Two boaters reported missing on the Potomac River late Monday were safely located by rescue workers, authorities said. The boaters, Michael Nelson and Deborah Gardener, both 34, of Inwood, W.Va., had left from the Cherry Run area, near Hedgesville, W.Va., in a silver canoe at about 12:30 p.m., according to Capt. Will Ball of the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Department. Rescue workers in a Williamsport Volunteer Fire Department search boat found the pair at about 10:45 p.m. about two miles upstream from River Bottom Park in Williamsport, Ball said.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | August 26, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - The swimmers were on their marks. When the starting siren blared, a group of firefighters dumped the competitors from garbage bags off a bridge, sending them rolling and splashing haphazardly into Antietam Creek. The competitors were small plastic ducks. The event was the annual Duck Race fundraising event for the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. The fire company sent fliers to residents within its emergency response area prior to Saturday's race. Tickets for ducks cost $5 for one or $25 for seven.
NEWS
by KYLE LEFLER | July 25, 2006
The late teen years can be tough for some who are struggling with where they want to go, who they want to be, etc. These questions have innumerable answers, making decisions somewhat difficult. However, not every teen is questioning what to do next. For 18-year-old Seth Chapelle, of Sharpsburg, the answer is obvious. "My biggest dream would probably be to win the world championship for C1," said Seth, and he is well on his way. Seth is a competitive canoe racer; a C1 is the specialized, small, one-person canoe he races on the international kayak circuit.
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April 2, 2012
A canoe flipped over on the Potomac River and two people went into the water near the U.S. 340 bridge near Harpers Ferry on Monday morning, a dispatcher for Washington County Emergency Services said. Nobody was injured, according to a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services. Authorities responded to the call at 9:56 a.m. The two people were rescued and the scene was cleared by 10:53 a.m., the supervisor said.
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NEWS
October 16, 2011
A man swam 100 yards to shore Sunday night to seek help when his family's canoe tipped in the Potomac River, leaving his wife and 6-year-old daughter clinging to a rock until rescuers arrived, Potomac Valley Fire Co. Chief Eric Gray said. Gray and fire Sgt. Donald Warfield navigated a boat 25 feet from the rock, then Gray swam to the woman and child and pulled them to the rescue boat. He said the water temperature was 62 degrees, and the river is above normal stages. Maryland State Police helicopters provided a spotlight for the rescue, which started after crews were alerted at 6:12 p.m. Everyone was out of the water by 8 p.m., Gray said.
NEWS
By YVETTE MAY / Staff Photographer | October 19, 2007
David Rodgers and Don Blickenstaff fish for trout Thursday morning at Devil's Backbone Park.
NEWS
September 4, 2007
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a leisurely canoe and kayak trip at Rocky Gap State Park on Friday, Sept. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Professional water guide Mike Sweeney will lead the class. The fee of $45 includes transportation to the park and use of a canoe or kayak. All equipment, including life jackets, will be provided. Activity level is low to moderate. To register or to get more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | August 26, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - The swimmers were on their marks. When the starting siren blared, a group of firefighters dumped the competitors from garbage bags off a bridge, sending them rolling and splashing haphazardly into Antietam Creek. The competitors were small plastic ducks. The event was the annual Duck Race fundraising event for the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. The fire company sent fliers to residents within its emergency response area prior to Saturday's race. Tickets for ducks cost $5 for one or $25 for seven.
NEWS
by KYLE LEFLER | July 25, 2006
The late teen years can be tough for some who are struggling with where they want to go, who they want to be, etc. These questions have innumerable answers, making decisions somewhat difficult. However, not every teen is questioning what to do next. For 18-year-old Seth Chapelle, of Sharpsburg, the answer is obvious. "My biggest dream would probably be to win the world championship for C1," said Seth, and he is well on his way. Seth is a competitive canoe racer; a C1 is the specialized, small, one-person canoe he races on the international kayak circuit.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | September 24, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com A Hagerstown man who died earlier this week while on a canoeing trip in northeastern Minnesota had an ability to connect with students at the Frederick County, Md., school where he taught, the principal there said. James H. Schofield III, 54, of 434 N. Potomac St., died Monday while on a canoeing trip with friends on Birch Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Schofield, who fell from a canoe, apparently drowned, according to Lake County Sheriff's Department deputies.
NEWS
June 28, 2004
The following are the results from Saturday's sixth annual Tim Gavin Downriver Race and Rodeo on the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Overall - 1. Michael Warren, 44:08; 2. Jeff Coyle, 44:58; 3. Ricky Rodriguez, 45:44 Wildwater/wavehopper - Michael Warren, 44:08 Plastic kayak - Michael Wohleber, 46:37 Fiberglass kayak - Jeff Coyle, 44:58 Fiberglass tandem kayak - Mike Moore and Rachael Dodson, 48:06 Open plastic canoe - Tom Brubach, 45:48 Open plastic two-person canoe - Ken Tarkin and Abbie Whitehurst, 52:12 Freestyle rodeo - 1. Simon Robinson; 2. Kevin O'Neill; 3. Alex Coon
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | May 10, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com February had just rolled in with a vengeance. It was snowing and ice had overtaken part of the Potomac River. Around lunchtime, Senior Trooper Robert Copson, a seven-year veteran of the West Virginia State Police, was responding to a routine alarm call at the Potomac River Farms subdivision off Scrabble Road. By the time the call was over, Copson was soaking wet and cold. A boy and his dog had been rescued, but to this day Copson does not know who the boy was. Earlier this week, Copson was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his actions.
NEWS
September 7, 2000
The Olympics on TV: The Schedule Starting Wednesday, Sept. 13, NBC, CNBC and MSNBC will begin blanket coverage of the Games of the XXVII Olympiad. Here's a look at when events are on and where on your TV dial you can find them. For a more detailed schedule, go to www.nbcolympics.com on the Web. Wednesday MSNBC 6:30 to 9 p.m. - Soccer, U.S. men vs. Czech Republic Thursday, Sept. 14 MSNBC 6:30 to 9 p.m. - Soccer, U.S. women vs. Norway Friday, Sept.
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