Police Searching for Missing Adult Woman Who Intentionally Jumped Into Niagara Falls

The authorities are searching for an woman who reportedly intentionally jumped into Niagara Falls. The incident took place near Prospect Point at around 6 p.m. when the adult woman in her 40′s is said intentionally jumped into the Falls with the intent to harm herself.  According to News 4, a bystander took video of the incident and the authorities now have that video and are using it in their investigation. Rescue workers have yet to find her.

Police were searching for a woman who went over Niagara Falls on Saturday evening.

New York Park Police said the woman, described as a white female in her 40s, went into the water near Prospect Point at around 6 p.m. “with an intent to harm herself.”

Debris From Aircraft Discovered In Indian Ocean on Reunion Island, Believed to be That of Missing Malaysia Flight 370

HAS MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370 BEEN LOCATED?

After all this time, is it possible that the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has finally been found? Debris has been discovered on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar. If the debris found is that from Malaysia Flight 370, it will have been located some 3800 miles from where the plane was last spotted.  The debris from the aircraft found was about six feet long and covered in barnacles.  Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared in March of 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Debris found on Reunion Island believed to be a ‘flaperon’.

Nearly 18 months since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished, a 2.7m-long piece of debris discovered on Wednesday on the island of Réunion could finally provide clues to one of aviation’s great mysteries.

Investigators suspect the debris is a “flaperon”, a mix of a flap and an aileron.

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To provide some context, see where the ill-fated Malaysian flight took off from and the subsequent search areas after the plane went missing.

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Developing news in the Indian Ocean this Wednesday, where debris from an aircraft has been discovered.

A US official says investigators are extremely confident that it belongs to a plane that went missing more than a year ago.

The official says investigators identified the parts as being from the edge of a Boeing-777 Wing.

The same model as Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that disappeared in March of 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Investigators are now heading to the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean for further inspection.

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UPDATE I: Australia increasingly confident debris found is from MH370.

Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said Friday that they were “increasingly confident” the wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated jet, raising hopes of solving one of aviation’s great mysteries.

The two-metre long piece of wreckage is to be sent to France for analysis, with hopes high that it could turn out to be the first tangible proof the plane went down in the Indian Ocean.

Investigators are hoping they will then move closer to understanding the mystery swirling around the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which vanished 16 months ago with 239 people aboard, most of them Chinese.

“We are increasingly confident that this debris is from MH370,” Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is leading the MH370 search, told AFP.

“The shape of the object looks very much like a very specific part associated only with 777 aircraft.”

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MISSING AT SEA: 14 Year Old Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos Missing Since 7/24/15 While on Fishing Trip Off the Florida Coast (Update: Coast Guard Locates Capsized Boat, No One On Board) (VIDEO)

MISSING AT SEA …

14 year old Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen of Tequesta, Florida have been missing since Friday, July 24, 2015 off the Florida coast. The boys left the Jupiter Inlet about 1:30 p.m. after buying $110 worth of fuel for their 19-foot, white single-engine vessel. It is reported that they were headed east, toward the Bahamas on a fishing trip. After the Coast Guard had searched more than 7,100 miles of ocean waters from Jupiter to Melbourne, they still have not found the missing boys.

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Missing Boys: Perry Cohen (left) – Austin Stephanos (right)

UPDATE I: Teens’ missing boat found overturned, no one on board.

It is being reported that the Coast Guard has located the missing boys 19 foot boat capsized boat that was spotted by a C-130 aircraft at 11 a.m. The Coast Guard stated that the C-130 spotted the overturned vessel at the edge of the search pattern. A helicopter from Air Station Clearwater was dispatched and lowered a rescue swimmer, who was able to confirm the registration numbers of the boat. The capsized boat was found on Sunday, 67 miles off Daytona Beach.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the boat was found 67 miles off Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County.

The boat cover and one personal flotation device was missing.

The boat will be anchored in place while search and rescue efforts continue.

Coast Guard confirms that boat belonging to missing boys found

UPDATE II: Continued updates of the Coast Guard  search for the missing teens.

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UPDATE III: Families hold out hope for Florida teens missing at sea.

Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who vanished on the high seas.

The Coast Guard scoured an area the size of West Virginia with no sign of the boaters by early Tuesday. The 14-year-old boys’ vessel was found capsized two days earlier. But relatives and friends of the teens were clinging to hope that the expertise they acquired boating and fishing in their short lives was enough to keep them alive while apparently lost in the Atlantic.

“This isn’t something that he’s new at,” said Carly Black, the mother of Austin Stephanos, in an interview with television station WPBF. “I think they feel better on the boat than they do on land.”

UPDATE IV: Coast Guard Continues to Search for Missing Boys … Teen’s capsized boat found 70 miles off shore.

In the warm waters off the Florida coast this time of year, the Coast Guard says, someone can survive four, maybe five days.

Florida teens Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos have been missing since Friday — four days and counting.

“People can survive in the water,” said Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response for the Coast Guard 7th District. “It’s relatively warm, but, again, it’s a dangerous environment, and there’s only so long you could stay in the water.”

The day-and-night search is focused 60 to 70 miles (97 to 113 kilometers) off Jacksonville, north of where the boys’ capsized boat was found Sunday. Fedor said search conditions were good, but the situation is dire.

The Coast Guard says five cutters, a Navy ship and multiple planes are involved in the search.

UPDATE V: Family calls off private search for missing Florida boys.

The families of two Florida teens who went missing at sea called off their private search Sunday after weeks of trying to find them.

The private efforts began after the Coast Guard called off the search for Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, who went missing on July 24 after launching a fishing trip off the Florida coast.

“We love our boys and want them home,” the families said in a joint statement. “Today, our hope becomes our prayer — that one day Perry and Austin will be returned to us. We thank everyone for their dedicated efforts and support.”

After over a week of raising funds and calling on volunteers to help the effort, the family called it off due to no credible evidence found to help find the boys.

10 Years Later: Searching in Aruba for Natalee Holloway … The Search of the Aruba Landfill in 2005 for Missing Natalee Holloway (PICS)

THE LANDFILL SEARCH FOR NATALEE HOLLOWAY … PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST AND WORST THINGS I HAVE EVER DONE …

On July 23, 2005 Scared Monkeys conducted an interactive, town hall style  on-line interview with Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch, the non-profit search team that had been searching for Natalee Holloway in Aruba since she had gone missing on May 30, 2005.  Texas Equusearch had been flooded with emails of encouragement and tips from the many followers and readers at Scared Monkeys that Tim granted the interview. Interactive web interviews are commonplace today, needless to say they were not in 2005 and the logistics to make it happen was nothing short of a miracle. Following the interview as I thanked Tim Miller on the phone and for TES’s great work in their search for Natalee Holloway, Mr. Miller did an amazing thing … he asked if I wanted to go to Aruba and help search for Natalee. Once we cleared up some logistics and made sure that we could pay for the ticket to Aruba ourselves so not to impose on TES or have them divert any funds from the search on our account, we let it be known that Red was going to Aruba to search with Texas Equusearch.

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Returning to Aruba, a place where my family had vacationed since the 1970′s, long before the many high-rise hotels and wining vacations there on game shows. Aruba, a place where I got to know so many families, who treated us as one of their own and a place where I had even dated an Aruban girl, who’s family was pretty well connected. Talk about your long distance relationship, before the days of social media and Facetime or Skype. A place where I hung out with more locals than tourists. Aruba, a place where I lived and worked as well. Now I was going back to help find Natalee Holloway.

I have to admit i was not sure what I was getting into and was not sure which searches I would be doing, land, water, both? I had told Tim that I was going to be a member of the search team first and reporting on the story second. Little did I realize than just a couple days before going to Aruba that that I would be helping search in the Aruba landfill as The witness claimed he saw the men dumping the body on the afternoon of June 1. The following article discusses the landfill search on such a generic and antiseptic way. Let me just say it was far from that and maybe one of the most rewarding and disgusting thing I have ever done in my life.

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Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

A volunteer group searching for Natalee Holloway dug through a landfill for a third day Sunday but found no clues, while the missing teen’s mother left Aruba for the first time since her daughter disappeared two months ago.

Crews equipped with trained dogs, a bulldozer and a tractor hoe dug 15 holes in a landfill where a witness claims he saw men dump and cover a female body two days after Holloway disappeared, said Robert Cook, spokesman for the volunteer Texas EquuSearch, which is coordinating the landfill effort.

Searches at the landfill Friday and Saturday also produced no sign of Holloway.

THE LANDFILL SEARCH FOR NAYALEE HOLLOWAY.

From July 30, 2005 … Red searched the landfill from 10 AM till 3 PM. He said it was one of the foulest and god awful smelling places he has ever been in. For three days we searched the landfill and for every hole that was dug to a certain level, some one then had to get into it to do a more fine search with rakes and shovels. The picture below taken by a digital camera, although it looks grainy. That would be because of the constant Aruba trade wind blowing all the sand and crap in the dump around.

During the landfill search, I not only searched for Natalee Holloway with the members of Texas Equusearch, I also was digging next to her dad, Dave Holloway. I thought to myself as we were digging in the worst filth and the most disgusting stench that I had ever experienced in my life, I so wanted to help this man and find his daughter. Then I thought to myself in the next second, it might not be the best thing to happen when he was present. It was one thing to take part in this search, another thing to find human remains in a landfill, but quite a different thing to have to see a grown man break down in uncontrollable tears and emotions if we actually found her. This was the roller-coaster of thoughts and emotions that took place ever day as we searched for Natalee Holloway.

This search will forever be seared in my mind, body and soul … as previously stated, one of the best and worst things I have ever done in my life.

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Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

Unlike most landfills in America where those in charge can locate and track what was dumped where and when, Aruba had no such tracking system. Imagine that. Instead, we had to go by the witness as to what area of the landfill he thought he saw the vehicle and where the dump site was. All the while the witness covered his face for fear of being recognized and to prevent the foulness from getting into his nose and mouth. So how did we know how far down to dig or where to dig holes? At a certain point we got in the holes and looked that the daily news papers that were thrown away to see what date they were to find the date just before May 30, 2005. That was the methodology.

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Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

And for every hole that was dug like the one above, when we got to what we thought was close enough to the correct proximity of time, some one had to get into the hole and comb throw it to see if we made needed to dig deeper or had to use a rake, shovel and your hands to search. That would be yours truly in the blue shirt in the hole.

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Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

And all the while Red and the members of Texas Equusearch were in the landfill in some of the most foul and hideous conditions trying to help Beth and Dave find their daughter on a witness tip we were following up on, the media was kicking their feet up from a distance trying to get a picture with their telephoto lenses.

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Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

Or better yet, a close up of the media getting a sun tan while we are in the landfill busting our butts to get some closure for the Holloway/Twitty/Reynold’s family.

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Picture via Scared Monkeys – 2005

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Laura McComb and Her Two Children, 6 Year Old Andrew McComb & 4 Year Old Leighton McComb Missing Since Memorial Day Weekend in Wimberly, TX (Update: Body of Andrew McComb Recovered)

BEYOND TRAGIC … MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN STILL MISSING AND PRESUMED DEAD …

Laura McComb and her two children, 6 year old Andrew McComb and 4 year old Leighton McComb are still missing following the massive floods that hit Texas over the Memorial Day weekend. They were among 12 people who went missing as the vacation home in Wimberly, Texas, was ripped from its foundation in the rapid flood waters of the Blanco River (VIDEO). Jonathan McComb, was pulled from the floodwaters and taken to a San Antonio hospital for treatment. The McCombs were with Ralph and Sue Carey along with their daughter, Michelle Charba, her husband Randy and their 4-year-old son, Will. All are still missing. Say a prayer for the missing and their family.

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Jonathan McComb was rescued on the bank of the Blanco River, but his wife, Laura McComb, and two children,
in addition to others who were in a house that was swept away, remain missing. (Image source: KVUE-TV)

 

UPDATE I: Laura McComb Salled Her Sister and said,  ‘I Love You, and Pray’ While Inside the House Floating Down the Blanco River Called Her Sister Before It Hit Bridge.

Missing mom’s sister Julie Shields says, “I think recognizing with what’s happening with the weather, we all know and we have accepted that they’re gone.”

Julie Shields said she was on the phone with her sister, Laura, when their cabin was swept away.

“We are floating in a house that is now floating down the river,” Laura told Shields on the phone. “Call mom and dad. I love you, and pray.”

Those were the last words Shields had with her sister.

“My sister will always be my sister,” Shields added.

The conversation ended when Laura thought she saw a light from a helicopter that was there to rescue them.

“And I just expected to go to Wimberley High School the next day and find her,” said Shields. “When she wasn’t there, I knew something was very, very wrong.”

UPDATE II: Body of 6-year-old Andrew McComb Recovered.

The body of Andrew McComb, 6, whose family was in a house washed away by floodwaters in Wimberley, Texas, has been found, a Hays County, Texas, official said Friday.

The body was found Thursday evening near the border of Hays and Blanco counties, according to Trey Hatt, spokesman for the Hays County Emergency Operations Center, The Associated Press reported.

Authorities earlier this week reported recovering the body of a child from the Blanco River in Hays County, but did not identify the child.

Andrew McComb’s identity was confirmed using dental records, an official said today.

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