Showing posts with label Ocala National Forest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ocala National Forest. Show all posts

Thursday, June 21, 2018

US Navy is bombing Ocala?

US Navy drops live bombs in Ocala National Forest
WFTV 9 News
By: Elyna Niles-Carnes
Updated: Jun 21, 2018

OCALA, Fla. - Residents in southern Marion, northern Lake or west Volusia counties should not be alarmed if they hear loud booms near their neighborhoods.
The US Navy began bomb training exercises this week at the Pine Castle Range Complex in the Ocala National Forest, officials said in a news release.
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Biker killed after hitting deer in Ocala National Forest

Biker killed after hitting deer in Ocala National Forest

By Kevin P. Connolly
Orlando Sentinel
April 28, 2012

A South Florida motorcyclist heading north on State Road 19 in the Ocala National Forest was killed Saturday after his bike hit a deer that jumped out of the woods and into his path.

Bruce L. Pelish, 57, of Miramar was killed after the 10:20 a.m. crash at S.R. 19 and Sunset Strip, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash happened in a part of the forest located in north Lake County.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pair came to Marine pilot's aid

Pair came to Marine pilot's aid
Teen, grandfather found pilot who ejected from jet in woods

By Joe Callahan
Staff writer

Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 6:30 a.m.

SALT SPRINGS - Brandon Coon was raking leaves at his grandfather's home Sunday evening when he saw that a passing military jet was in trouble.

The teenager ran to get his grandfather, Gerald Sherrer, 59, and the two jumped into a pickup truck and raced toward the area where the plane had disappeared.

At the end of Northeast 77th Street, where it meets State Road 19, Brandon spotted a plume of smoke. Then he saw the pilot drifting toward the ground in a parachute.

The pilot appeared motionless, his chin drooped against his chest, as the wind began carrying him west of SR 19.

Sherrer told Brandon to keep an eye on the pilot. They turned west on Forest Road 46, which used to be called Forest Road 10, and drove down the clay road until Brandon lost sight of the pilot.

The pair walked 100 yards and found Marine Corps Capt. Jarrod L. Klement, 29, who was still in his parachute harness. He was alive and alert. "Who are you?" Klement asked them. Brandon and Sherrer helped Klement back to the pickup, where the pilot sat down on the tailgate and called his wife to let her know he was OK.

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Pair came to Marine pilot aid

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Police look for link after torso found near Ocala FL

Police look for Ormond link after torso found near Ocala

A human torso was found near the Ocala National Forest, and Ormond Beach detectives are comparing notes with another law enforcement agency to determine whether the case of a man found dismembered locally in December could be related to this latest mystery.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

2 year old boy critical condition after shooting himself

Lake County toddler critical after shooting self
Martin E. Comas Sentinel Staff Writer
August 9, 2008
A 2-year-old Lake County boy remained in critical condition Friday, two days after shooting himself in the mouth with a gun that a man had kept in a nightstand to protect himself from a bear.
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