Drownings

July 31, 2019 - 6:28 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters in North Carolina have honored a 9-year-old boy for saving another child from drowning in a pool. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Jayden Castillo was presented a Civilian Life-Saving Award by the Asheville Fire Department Monday for rescuing 5-year-old Marlee...
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July 29, 2019 - 3:19 pm
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — Police say a 6-year-old boy from Pennsylvania has drowned in a swimming pool at a home on North Carolina's Outer Banks. According to Nags Head police, emergency responders went to a home on South Virginia Dare Trail at around 5:25 p.m. on Sunday. A statement from police says...
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Rescued migrants rest on a coast some 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, July 25, 2019. The U.N. refugee agency and the International Rescue Committee say up to 150 may have perished at sea off the coast of Libya. The country's coast guard says the Europe-bound migrants are missing and feared drowned after the boats they were traveling on capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. A spokesman says they rescued around 137 migrants on Thursday. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)
July 26, 2019 - 12:48 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, went missing and were feared drowned after their boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. A top...
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In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 frame grab from video, a migrant rests in a detention center in the city of Sabha, which is about 650 kilometers, or 400 miles, south of the capital, Tripoli, Libya. Migrants held at a small, dilapidated detention center in the southern Libyan city of Sabha say they are being neglected by international organizations and often go hungry due to lack of food. (AP Photo)
July 25, 2019 - 2:34 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Up to 150 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coast guard and the U.N. refugee agency said. A top U.N. official described the shipwreck as "the worst Mediterranean...
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July 08, 2019 - 12:37 pm
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 50-year-old woman has drowned in the ocean off a South Carolina beach. Myrtle Beach Police said officers and firefighters were called to the beach around 6:40 p.m. Sunday after someone reported a swimmer in distress. A police report says the woman was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Clemson's Tyshon Dye warms up prior to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. Former Clemson and East Carolina running back Tyshon Dye drowned Friday, July 5, 2019 after swimming in a lake during a family outing. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
July 06, 2019 - 3:51 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson and East Carolina running back Tyshon Dye drowned Friday after swimming in a lake during a family outing. Dye was 25 years old. Elbert County Corner Chuck Almond told several media outlets Dye was at Richard B. Russell State Park in Georgia when he tired in the...
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The funeral car carrying the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 25, and his daughter Valeria, 23 months, crosses the border from Guatemala to San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Martínez and Valeria were swept away by the border river between Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas, on Sunday, June 23, and their bodies were found the next morning. The wife and mother, Tania Vanessa Ávalos, survived. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
June 30, 2019 - 9:53 pm
LA HACHADURA, El Salvador (AP) — The young father and daughter who drowned in each other's arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital Monday. Their bodies entered the...
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Rosa Ramirez sobs as she shows journalists toys that belonged to her nearly 2-year-old granddaughter Valeria in her home in San Martin, El Salvador, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The drowned bodies of Ramirez's son, 25-year-old Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, and his daughter were located Monday morning on the banks of the Rio Grande, a day after the pair were swept away by the current when the young family tried to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. Her daughter-in-law Tania Vanessa Avalos, 21, survived. (AP Photo/Antonio Valladares)
June 26, 2019 - 11:04 pm
SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at but takes some comfort in knowing "they died in each other's arms." Óscar...
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Pope Francis blesses a child during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 26, 2019 - 8:55 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed sadness over the fate of the father and young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande while trying to cross into the United States. "With immense sadness, the Holy Father has seen the images of the father and his baby daughter who drowned in...
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Dark storm clouds gather out at sea off the north east coast as the rain continues to fall over much of the country in England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 9:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a tourist has drowned in Switzerland's Lake Geneva after her boat capsized in a driving storm, and another was killed in nearby France after high winds brought down a tree on her campsite. The Swiss news site 20 Minuten reported Sunday the previous day's storm brought...
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