Drownings

June 10, 2019 - 8:51 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Wildlife Agency officials say a North Carolina man drowned in a Tennessee lake when his pontoon boat blew away from him. News outlets report the body of 50-year-old Daryl Smart was recovered Saturday from a Jefferson County lake. Officials say wind blew Smart's boat away as...
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June 04, 2019 - 8:34 am
PARIS (AP) — The British Army says a soldier preparing commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day has died in a Normandy swimming accident. The army said the 30-year-old Lance Corporal Darren Jones of the Royal Engineers died in a canal near Pegasus Bridge over the weekend. The regional...
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May 27, 2019 - 11:29 am
SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina say a 21-year-old man has drowned in a lake. WLOS-TV in Asheville reports the Jackson County Sheriff's Office is citing friends and bystanders who said Marquise Maurice Dukes of Harmony jumped off a fishing pier around 7 p.m. on Sunday and...
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May 10, 2019 - 9:44 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A U.N. migration official and Tunisia's state news agency say as many as 70 migrants have drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea and at least 16 other people have been rescued. An official with the International Organization for Migration in Tunisia said the...
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May 06, 2019 - 10:50 am
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities on the North Carolina coast say a Camp Lejeune Marine has drowned. Emerald Isle police say 28-year-old Lance Col. Justin A. Hinds of Avondale, Arizona, was pulled from the surf by friends last Saturday. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Investigators...
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April 23, 2019 - 2:28 pm
KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says a man who was involved in a car crash may have died when he got out of his car and collapsed into some standing water. News outlets report Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram says the man apparently crashed his car into a drainage ditch last Sunday...
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This undated photo provided by Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) Armed Forces of the Philippines Saturday, April 6, 2019, shows the island where an Indonesian hostage held by Muslim militants was rescued by Philippine troops on Friday, April 5 in Sulu province in southern Philippines. Officials said Saturday, an Indonesian hostage swam his way to freedom but another drowned while a Malaysian was shot in the back while escaping. (WESMINCOM Armed Forces of the Philippines via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 9:06 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An Indonesian hostage held by Muslim militants in the southern Philippines swam his way to freedom but another drowned, and a Malaysian was shot in the back while escaping, officials said Saturday. The two Indonesians and the Malaysian separately escaped while Philippine...
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February 13, 2019 - 11:25 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of senators say a proposal to overhaul how mental health patients are transported in South Carolina needs more work. Sen. Marlon Kimpson started working on the bill after two mental health patients drowned in the back of a locked police van while being taken from the...
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Dead fish float in the Darling Rive near Menindee, Australia Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of fish died on Monday in the third mass death in recent weeks on a stretch of a major Australian river that local officials blamed on drought but critics said at least partly stemmed from water mismanagement. (Rob Gregory via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 2:15 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of fish died on Monday in the third mass death in recent weeks on a stretch of a major Australian river that local officials blamed on drought but critics said at least partly stemmed from water mismanagement. The latest deaths began overnight in the...
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November 06, 2018 - 3:23 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has pledged to revise legislation on stray animals after a teenage girl drowned in a river while trying to escape a pack of feral dogs. Police say the dogs went after the girl on Monday in a public park in the city of Gostivar. The 17-year-old's body...
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