Drownings

August 09, 2018 - 7:32 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The biological parents of a 2-year-old boy who fell into a pool and died in 2016 are suing the boy's foster parents. The Greenville News reports two lawsuits were filed Monday on behalf of Njamena Wilcox and William Patrick Henry against Travis and Rebecca Wagner. Attorney...
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August 07, 2018 - 10:18 am
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A bachelor party contest to see who could stay underwater the longest ended in death when police say one competitor didn't resurface. Baldwin County sheriff's Capt. Brad King tells news outlets 23-year-old Robert Zachary "Zach" Bunsa of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, drowned...
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July 30, 2018 - 10:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, hope that by talking about their 19-month daughter's drowning death, they can prevent other parents from experiencing such heartbreak. The couple appeared in their first public interview Monday on NBC's "Today" show. Morgan...
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In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018 photo, a pet bird lies dead in its cage on a beach in Mati, east of Athens. More than 86 people were either killed by the flames or drowned on Monday's wildfire as they tried to flee the fire into the nearby sea, waiting for hours in the water for rescue from local fishermen and private boat owners who saved many. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 28, 2018 - 1:54 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Funerals for the victims of Greece's lethal wildfire began Saturday with the burial of an elderly priest who drowned as he sought safety from the flames in the sea off the coastal community of Mati. Hundreds of people attended Father Spyridon Papapostolou's funeral in his...
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Water rises on Duke Street in Hummelstown, Pa., Tuesday, July 24, 2018 as flooding on the Swatara Creek has caused a disaster declaration in Derry Township. (Sean Simmers/The Patriot-News via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 2:36 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have identified a second victim of this week's flooding in Pennsylvania. The coroner said Friday a woman found by a civilian in Conewago Creek near Elizabethtown is 19-year-old Laura Olweiler. He says she died of accidental drowning. Her body was recovered...
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Gerald Rice watches as Andres Martin works to pump water out of Rice's home in Englewood, Colo. Flooding due to a sudden storm on Tuesday, July 24 caused severe flood damage to several houses in the neighborhood. (Skyler Ballard/The Denver Post via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 6:09 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Officials say a Colorado woman drowned after a small but intense storm flooded the basement apartment of a friend where the woman was checking on a pet cat. The husband of 32-year-old Rachael Haber said his wife had only planned to stay for 15 minutes Tuesday while the...
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A man passes burned cars in Mati, east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece's capital, killing at least 24 people by early Tuesday and injuring more than 100, including 11 in serious condition, in the country's deadliest fire season in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 24, 2018 - 10:42 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Officials in Poland say a Polish woman and her son drowned when their boat capsized during evacuation from wildfires in Greece. Janusz Smigielski, deputy head of the Poznan-based Grecos office, said Tuesday...
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A park ranger patrols an area Friday, July 20, 2018, near where a duck boat capsized the night before resulting in at least 13 deaths on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. Workers were still searching for four people on the boat that were unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 21, 2018 - 5:48 am
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 9:35 p.m. About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people killed when one of its duck boats capsized in storm-tossed water. The mourners Friday night sang...
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Salem Pond is shown Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Salem, Utah. A Boy Scout leader has drowned on Wednesday, after saving a boy struggling in the Utah pond. Authorities say Wesley Robert Kratzer was watching over a group of 10-and-11-year-old boys learning swimming techniques when one started having trouble in the water. Kratzer pushed the boy to safety then dropped under the water and disappeared. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 19, 2018 - 6:58 pm
OREM, Utah (AP) — A 22-year-old Boy Scout leader who drowned saving a struggling young boy during a practice exercise in a Utah pond was a lifelong Scout himself who loved helping kids learn the wilderness skills he treasured, his family said Thursday. Younger children had always looked up to...
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A rescue worker from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO helps a migrant, rescued off the Libyan coast, on Tuesday July 17, 2018. Proactiva Open Arms said it found one woman alive Tuesday and another dead, along with the body of a toddler, amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat some 80 nautical miles from the Libyan coast. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 9:23 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3: 20 p.m. Turkish Cypriot official says 16 people have drowned and 105 have been rescued from a boat that capsized off Cyprus' northern coastline. The official said rescue crews were searching Wednesday for another...
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