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  • 2 Maine hikers rescued but drive to ocean deaths

    ROQUE BLUFFS, Maine (AP) — A pregnant Maine woman and her friend visiting from Pennsylvania got lost hiking and were rescued but died later that evening, authorities said, when they accidentally drove their car into the ocean in the nighttime fog.
  • Man drowns and lifeguard in critical after 'breath holding' exercises at NY pool

    07/14/2011 6:24:44 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A man died and a lifeguard was left in critical condition after they passed out doing underwater breath-holding exercises in a crowded swimming pool. Horrified families looked on as Bohdan Vitenko and Jonathan Proce, both 21, were found face down in 3ft of water at the Lyons Pool in Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York. They were practicing techniques similar to those used in military training. Both men were taken to Richmond University Medical Center after they were rescued from the crowded pool at 8.25am. Officials confirmed Vitenko died at 9.45am while Proce, who works as a lifeguard for a pool...
  • Buoys strung on border canal to prevent drownings

    01/04/2011 3:45:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 4, 2011 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) -- A government agency on the front lines of the immigration debate has begun installing lifesaving buoys in a fast-moving canal along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants drown each year as they sneak into the country illegally. The debate over the lifelines has long presented authorities with a moral dilemma: Is it acceptable to do nothing when so many immigrants are dying in the water?
  • Suspected robber drowns in Kenner canal as he flees police

    11/13/2010 8:30:21 PM PST · by BBell · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 13, 2010 | Kari Dequine
    <p>The Kenner Police Department reported that a robbery suspect being chased by officers jumped into the Duncan Canal near the intersection of 34th Street and Arkansas. Trapped between officers on either side waiting to apprehend him, the man stuggled to stay afloat.</p>
  • Priest Drowns Baby During Baptism

    07/27/2010 6:31:38 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 78 replies · 2+ views
    hiphopwired ^ | July 27, 2010 | Danielle Canada
    Police in Romania are investigating the death of a baby after they say he drowned at the hands of a priest during a ceremonial baptism. Witnesses claim Father Valentin drowned a six-week old boy when he did not cover the baby's mouth as he was dipped into the water three times. The boy's relatives say the child swallowed water and was crying during the ceremony Friday as they looked on in horror. His father Dumitru Gaidau tells The Sun, "We all saw it, the priest didn't put his hand over the baby's mouth to stop water going in as he...
  • Woman drowns in car after heavy rains (Refused to leave her Chev. Cavalier)

    05/17/2010 9:36:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies · 1,474+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 05/16/2010 | CINDY GEORGE
    <p>Authorities have identified a 47-year-old woman who drowned as her car sunk into a retention pond Friday night after she unsuccessfully tried to save the vehicle from rising water.</p> <p>Cassandra Bryant, of the 1400 block of Blue Bell in north Harris County, was southbound on the North Freeway service road around 10 p.m. when rising water prompted her to maneuver the car inadvertently into the pond.</p>
  • Police: Madoff associate Jeffry Picower dies at 67

    10/25/2009 2:28:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 2,858+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 25, 2009
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jeffry Picower, a Florida philanthropist alleged to have extracted billions from Bernard Madoff's investment scheme, drowned in his pool Sunday, police said. He was 67. The former New York lawyer and accountant had been a friend of Madoff for decades. A statement from Palm Beach police said Picower's wife and a maid found the body at the bottom of the pool Sunday afternoon and rescue workers could not revive him. Picower was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at about 1:30 p.m.
  • CHRISTENING OF THE U.S.S. TED KENNEDY - PHOTOSHOP BY JACKIE

    10/10/2009 8:46:24 PM PDT · by pansgold · 22 replies · 2,922+ views
    Strange Politics ^ | 10/10/2009 | pansgold
    Ol'd Ted is gone but not forgotten.
  • Mother, 2 daughters drown in hotel pool

    07/26/2009 3:41:43 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 45 replies · 825+ views
    UPI ^ | July 22, 2009
    A Toronto man and surviving family members are mourning the drowning deaths of his wife and two daughters in a hotel swimming pool. Naila Yasmin, 43, was found floating face down in the deep end of the unsupervised pool at a Best Western hotel Sunday morning and her 11- and 14-year-old daughters were found floating in the pool's shallow end. The mother was declared dead at Kingston General Hospital that day, while the 14-year-old died Monday, followed by her 11-year-old sister Tuesday, the Toronto Star reported Wednesday.
  • 5 Somali Pirates "Drown" in a "Storm" Escaping With Ransom

    01/10/2009 6:49:49 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 21 replies · 1,323+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 10, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    I always wondered how these jokers planned to get off the ship if or when their demands were met. It's sort of like hijacking a tree. We can see you - you know. There's no other way out.I just figured that they would demand an escape boat which would promptly be sunk by the U.S. Navy once all the bad guys and their booty were aboard. So when I read the story yesterday that the guys not only got the ransom, they just got on a boat and seemingly got away, I was amazed. I thought maybe the clever buccaneers...
  • South Carolina Boy Dies Of 'Dry Drowning' After Leaving Pool And Walking Home

    06/06/2008 11:26:45 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies · 602+ views
    AHN ^ | June 6, 2008 | Nidhi Sharma
    Charleston, SC (AHN) - A 10-year-old South Carolina boy died of "drowning" several hours after he was on dry ground, a coroner's report has found. Johnny Jackson died of "dry drowning," a form of asphyxiation that happens when a small amount of water gets into the lungs and damages tissue, causing the lungs to swell and fill up with water. The boy's mother, Cassandra Jackson, said Johnny went swimming in a local pool at Goose Greek on Sunday. Though the child didn't show any signs of respiratory distress, he "soiled himself," NBC News reported. He walked home with his mother...
  • 10,000 Wildebeest Drown In Migration 'Pileup'

    10/03/2007 2:39:24 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies · 1,098+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 10-1-2007 | Blake de Pastino
    10,000 Wildebeest Drown in Migration "Pileup" Blake de Pastino National Geographic News October 1, 2007 In a bizarre mishap that conservationists describe as "heartbreaking," an estimated 10,000 wildebeest have drowned while attempting to cross Kenya's Mara River during an annual migration. The deaths, which occurred over the course of several days last week, are said to account for about one percent of the total species population. The drownings created a grotesque wildlife pileup, after part of the migrating herd tried to ford the Mara at "a particularly treacherous crossing point," according to Terilyn Lemaire, a conservation worker with the Mara...
  • Child-killer to leave hospital (Plano, Tx. woman drowned her babies, but she's "all better" now)

    11/10/2006 7:15:04 AM PST · by SerpentDove · 30 replies · 929+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/10/06 | DMN
    A Plano woman found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2003 drowning of her two daughters is now mentally stable and can leave a state hospital, a Collin County judge ruled Thursday. State District Judge Mark Rusch signed the order releasing Lisa Ann Diaz from Big Spring State Hospital in West Texas after a little more than two years. Judge Rusch said Ms. Diaz must remain on medication and continue treatment on an outpatient basis.
  • Alaska Rescuers Trying to Untangle Whale ("Is anyone here a marine biologist?")

    06/07/2006 4:53:22 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 23 replies · 429+ views
    AP ^ | 6/7/06
    June 06, 2006 Alaska Rescuers Trying to Untangle Whale ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Rescuers were unable to free a young humpback whale Tuesday who became caught in the lines and buoy of a crab pot in Glacier Bay National Park. Attempts to free the whale would begin again on Wednesday, Chief Ranger Chuck Young said. The whale swam about eight miles, to the entrance of Glacier Bay, since it was first spotted Tuesday morning. Crews had attached two buoys and a sea anchor onto the tangled lines to slow the whale down so they could go in and...
  • Fewer and fewer colleges requiring swimming test to graduate

    05/07/2006 11:30:26 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 115 replies · 2,583+ views
    associated press ^ | May 7, 2006 | JUSTIN POPE
    On a recent Friday morning, a line of bathing-suit clad students stood beside a campus swimming pool, waiting to jump in. They had come to persuade the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill they were worthy of a college degree — which they were not, in UNC's eyes, until they could swim 50 yards and tread water for five minutes.For many, it was an annoying inconvenience, for others a moment of pride in conquering their fear of water. But the scene also was a small slice of collegiate history. This was the last swim test day at one of...
  • Woman Sentenced To Probation For Letting Newborn Drown In Toilet

    04/01/2006 9:50:45 PM PST · by CAWats · 14 replies · 582+ views
    Courttv.com ^ | 04.01.06 | CAWats
    A woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for giving birth on a toilet and letting the baby drown was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to get psychological treatment for depression, paranoia and anorexia. Shatoya Nelson, 23, told investigators she did not know she was pregnant until she gave birth at her mother's Tamarac home on July 21, 2004. According to detectives, Nelson said she left the female infant in the toilet for several minutes before taking her out and wrapping her in a towel. The woman's mother discovered the dead baby the following morning and insisted Nelson take...
  • Andrea Yates rejects 35-year plea deal

    02/27/2006 12:12:47 PM PST · by dmz · 110 replies · 1,740+ views
    CNN via AP ^ | 2/27/06 | AP
    HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- A woman accused of drowning her children has rejected a plea offer that would have sent her to prison for 35 years and is expected to face a retrial in March, her attorney said Monday.
  • Leno references Chappaquiddick in monologue

    10/17/2005 8:56:21 PM PDT · by georgiadevildog · 4 replies · 461+ views
    The Tonight Show | Jay Leno
    Jay Leno's monologue tonight included a one-liner about the incident with Ted Kennedy today, in which he supposedly attempted to save some fishermen. The punchline: "If you're drowning, and Ted Kennedy is the first face you see, well..."
  • Chaos in Gaza as Arabs riot, loot, get shot, fire rockets, drown in sea

    09/12/2005 12:53:02 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 77 replies · 2,385+ views
    web.israelinsider.com ^ | September 12, 2005 | By Israel Insider staff and partners
    Chaos in Gaza as Arabs riot, loot, get shot, fire rockets, drown in sea By Israel Insider staff and partners September 12, 2005 Palestinians flooded into empty Jewish settlements Monday and climbed ropes and clambered over walls into Egypt to join a chaotic celebration of the end of 38 years of Israeli military rule over the Gaza Strip. Plans by Palestinian police to bar crowds from the settlements quickly disintegrated. Militant groups hoisted flags, fired wildly into the air and set abandoned synagogues ablaze. Further marring the day, Egyptian border guards shot and killed a Palestinian along the Gaza-Egypt border,...
  • 100 Missing After Boat Sinks in Pacific

    08/17/2005 1:51:34 PM PDT · by Brooklyn Kid · 23 replies · 763+ views
    100 Missing After Boat Sinks in Pacific By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press Writer More than 100 people were feared dead after a boat laden with illegal immigrants capsized and sank in rough waters in the Pacific Ocean, officials said Wednesday after nine survivors clinging to a wooden box and buoys were rescued. Ecuadorean Navy Capt. Armando Elizalde told Colombian RCN television most of the 113 people aboard "sank with the boat." The disaster happened Friday night more than 100 miles off the coast of southwest Colombia. "The boat, with way too many people aboard, was unable to resist a strong...
  • Castro's July 13th Massacre

    07/13/2005 6:55:45 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 12 replies · 733+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Humberto Fontova
    He'd be loath to admit it, a Che T-shirt wearer and all, but Eric Burdon of the Animals wrote a song that resounds with many Cubans: "We gotta get outta this place-- if it's the LAST thing we EVER do!" The last thing, indeed, for one in three desperate escapes. According to Cuban-American scholar Dr. Armando Lago this hideous arithmetic translates into 83,000 deaths at sea over the past 46 years. That's people perishing like captives of the Apaches, staked in the sun and dying slowly of sunburn and thirst. That's others gasping and choking after their arms and legs...
  • The Miami Cubans were right

    02/21/2005 2:14:06 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 358+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 21, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Babalu blog's Val Prieto, who was profiled recently on the front page of the Miami Herald as a brilliant new voice of the often-dismissed Cuban-American community, has a striking update about the Elian Gonzalez case. Back in 2000, the rescue of the 6-year-old Cuban refugee by fishermen off the coast of Florida triggered a three-way tug-of-war between Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, the cowardly Clinton Administration, and the Cuban-American community over custody of the child. The Clinton administration resolved the question with a savage pre-dawn raid, grabbing the terrified child at gunpoint from his Miami relatives and delivering him straight to...
  • Panic before the storm (a terribly sad series of three pictures taken as the tsunami approaches)

    12/30/2004 7:06:00 AM PST · by dead · 414 replies · 29,417+ views
    Tourists run for their lives as the first of six tsunamis starts to roll towards Hat Rai Lay Beach, near Krabi in southern Thailand. One woman runs towards the waves. Photo: AFP The woman continues to run as the wave advances.Photo: AFP With the waves engulfing boats, the woman makes contact with her group. It is not known if they survived.Photo: AFP
  • question about the "William G Mather" steamship: did someone fall overboard and drown years ago?

    07/06/2004 10:26:56 AM PDT · by isom35 · 2 replies · 262+ views
    was wondering the date of the incident and the name of the person who drowned. happened in cleveland perhaps a few years ago. maybe the person was a doctor? thanks for any information.
  • Boy, 6, Critical After Saving Girl's Life

    06/10/2004 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Melpomene · 37 replies · 504+ views
    Newsday ^ | DON BABWIN | Don Babwin
    CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. -- Six-year-old Donnie Hauser-Richerme knew he couldn't swim, but he also knew the little girl in the murky, debris-filled swimming pool was in trouble. Donnie jumped in and helped save 5-year-old Karah Moran's life before becoming stuck in five feet of blackened rain water and muck at the bottom of the deep end. Paramedics eventually rescued him, but he was in critical condition and on life support Thursday. Karah called Donnie "my hero." "I can't say enough about this little guy," said Chicago Ridge Police Chief Tim Baldermann. "It's amazing that this little kid, old enough to...
  • KENNEDY RULES !!!

    05/14/2004 3:08:34 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 24 replies · 297+ views
  • Europe-Bound Migrants Drown At Sea

    06/21/2003 5:43:15 AM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 168+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-21-2003
    Europe-bound migrants drown at sea Thousands of people risk their lives to cross from Africa to Europe Tunisian rescue teams have resumed their search for about 200 illegal immigrants who are feared dead after their boat capsized off the country's coast on its way to Italy. The Tunisian coast guard has already rescued 41 people and recovered 20 bodies, but rough seas have hampered the rescue operation. Survivors said the boat had been carrying about 250 people, believed to be from sub-Saharan Africa and northern Africa. It is at least the second boat to go down in the area this...
  • Mugabe's Men Drown Cattle As Thousands Go Hungry

    12/16/2002 4:42:07 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 308+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-17-2002 | Peta Thornycroft
    Mugabe's men drown cattle as thousands go hungry By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 17/12/2002) Zimbabwe's commercial farmers have fallen victim to a renewed campaign of mindless violence with the killing of hundreds of cattle by workers egged on by supporters of President Robert Mugabe. On one farm several hundred head of cattle were recently driven into a dam to drown while others were penned into paddocks, in searing heat, to starve to death. Cattle were sent to their excruciating end by a group of about hysterical 20 farm workers, encouraged by government supporters, at Forrester Estates, in the Mvurwi...