Coastguards are searching for a man who fell from the 10th deck of a cruise ship and disappeared into the sea below.
According to reports the 46-year-old man, fell from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Key Largo, Florida at about 3am local time on Saturday and dropped a distance of about 100 feet.
The man is believed to be David Mossman from Texas, according to NBC News.
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Passengers have been forced to evacuate a Dynamic International Airways plane after it apparently caught fire on the runway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
NBC News Miami reports that the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane had experienced a fuel leak before takeoff at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The aircraft, a Boeing 767, was headed for Venezuela, according to reports.
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Several children have been hurt when the bouncy castle they were playing in on a Florida beach was swept into the air by a waterspout that turned into a tornado.
The three young children were hospitalised after they span 20 feet into the air before being thrown onto the ground on Fort Lauderdale beach.
The incident was captured by onlooker Brandon Burchett:
"I was thinking I was about to die," said 5-year old Shadaja Bryant, who was left with a broken arm after the violent ride. "I was in the bounce house and then it flew while I was in there, then I fell in the dirt."
The children have been left with relatively minor injuries, and are expected to recover fully.
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