A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in distress Sunday afternoon.
The pilot of a 1972 Piper Cherokee radioed that he would be unable to make it back to the airport and that he was instead going to attempt a landing on Caspersen Beach, located just to the south.
The plane landed and struck Ommy Irizarry, 36, and his daughter, Oceana, 9, about 2:45 p.m., according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Irizarry died on the scene. His daughter was airlifted to All Children's Hospital and is believed to be in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office.
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Actor Mickey Rooney, one of Hollywood's brightest stars in the 1930s and 1940s, died Sunday in California, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said. He was 93.
The diminutive 5-foot, 2-inch Rooney began his acting career shortly after his first birthday, appearing on vaudeville stages with his parents. He was born Joseph Yule, Jr. on Sept. 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York.
He became a star in the 1920s when he began appearing in dozens of shorts based on the popular "Mickey McGuire" comic strip, but he shot into Hollywood's stratosphere in his next film series, starting in more than a dozen "Andy Hardy" films between 1937 and 1946.
Rooney also starred as half of one of the most famous screen partnerships in film history, teaming with actress Judy Garland in a number of the "Andy Hardy" films. He also starred with her in several Busby Berkeley musicals, including 1940's "Strike up the Band" and "Babes on Broadway" a year later.
From 1939 through 1941, Rooney was the No. 1 box office draw in the United States.
He earned an Oscar nomination for his role in the World War II film "The Bold and the Brave" in 1956.
Rooney's personal life generated almost as much talk as his film career. He walked down the aisle eight times. His first wife was starlet Ava Gardner.
The sheriff of Snohomish County, Washington, points at a pile of muddy rubble and describes what he sees.
"You can tell from the debris this appears to be part of somebody's kitchen, the inside of the house," said Ty Trenary.
Authorities in rural Washington worked feverishly Sunday to find survivors after a landslide tore through the area north of Seattle, killing eight people and injuring seven. More than a dozen people are still unaccounted for.
"Total devastation. I mean, it's just unbelievable. It reminds me of what a tornado looks like when it's touched the ground," the sheriff said.
The Saturday landslide, which encompassed about one square mile, was caused by groundwater saturation tied to heavy rainfall in the area over the past month.
Trenary said rescue crews were working both sides of the slide. Authorities were also using helicopters to try to identify heat signatures, or people who may have been able to get free, he said.
But such work is complicated.
While there's a tremendous effort to rescue people who may be trapped, Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said Sunday that the rescue operation must be focused on keeping responders safe because the area is highly unstable.
The mud flow is like quicksand, he said. The landslide is 15 feet deep in some places.
Earlier Sunday, when just four bodies had been found dead, Hots had said that at least 18 people remained unaccounted for. It was not immediately clear how many still did.
He described the ongoing operation as an "active rescue," not a recovery effort.
Caroline Neal hopes her missing 52-year-old father Steven will still be rescued. He's a plumber who was on a service call when the land gave way.
"My dad is a quick thinker, and he is someone who takes action in an emergency," Neal told CNN affiliate KING. "If he had any warning at all, we just have to think he is somewhere and he's safe and they just can't reach him right now.
On Saturday rescuers dug through the rubble while survivors were crying for help underneath the debris. Rescuers heard voices around 11:30 p.m. and considered trying to reach the possible survivor or survivors, but "the mud was too thick and deep," Hots told reporters, and rescuers had to back off.
"Mother Nature holds the cards here on the ability of ground personnel to enter the slide area. It is essentially a slurry,"Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told reporters Sunday.
He called the rescue operation "aggressive."
"Every human endeavor ... is being explored here to rescue and find their loved ones," the governor said.
Inslee added that some rescuers had gotten "caught ... up to their armpits" in the slide and "had to be dragged out by ropes."
John Lovick, a county executive, addressed a reporter's question about whether voices were still being heard.
"We were told that there were noises in that area," Lovick said, stressing that fire chief Hots had decided that it was "too risky" to place rescuers in that area. "We are not hearing any reports of people hearing voices today or after last night."
Inslee said he plans to talk with federal officials about Federal Emergency Management Agency relief, adding that he'd never before seen firsthand the kind of devastation he witnessed by surveying the area by helicopter.
As of Sunday evening, Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg told CNN the hospital was treating five patients: a 25-year-old woman in satisfactory condition; a 6-month-old boy in critical condition in the intensive care unit; a 37-year-old man in serious condition in the intensive care unit; a 58-year-old man in serious condition in the intensive care unit; and an 81-year-old man in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
At least six houses were destroyed in the landslide, and as many as 16 were damaged, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said.
The landslide affected the towns of Oso, a remote community of about 180, and Darrington, a town of about 1,350 people. The landslide cut off State Road 530 to Darrington. Part of the Stillaguamish River also was blocked, and residents were warned of possible flooding both upstream and downstream of the collapse.
The Washington State Patrol provided photos that showed floodwaters and sprawling debris covering a rural patch of the road, framed by woodlands and snow-capped mountains.
The first reports of the landslide came in around 10:45 a.m. Saturday (1:45 p.m. ET), the sheriff's office said. CNN learned of the landslide via Twitter.
Agencies including the state transportation and emergency management departments, the U.S. Navy and fire departments across Snohomish County responded.
Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters and state troopers heard calls for help, trooper Mark Francis said.
The Snohomish sheriff warned people to stay clear of trestles or bridges anywhere near the Stillaguamish River downstream of the slide.
"Water could break through at any moment," the sheriff's office tweeted.
A Cessna collided with a parachute at a small airport in Polk County, Florida, on Saturday, CNN's Nick Valencia reports.
The plane took a nose-dive and the skydiver was thrown to the ground.
Neither the pilot nor the skydiver were seriously injured when they fell about 75 feet, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Sharon Trembley, 87, was doing what are called "touch and goes" with the Cessna, a maneuver in which the plane touches the ground and ascends again. The Polk County Sheriff's Department initially identified the pilot as Shannon Trembley.
On his third time up, one wing became tangled in the strings of the parachute that held 49-year-old John Frost, officials said.
Both men were taken to a hospital. Frost was treated and released and Trembley was being held for observation on Saturday night.
Officials said the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were notified and responded to the scene.