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  • Former Anaheim Ducks Goaltender Ray Emery Dies at 35

    07/15/2018 7:22:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/15/2018 | Kristina Bravo
    Officials investigating a possible drowning in Ontario, Canada said they found the body of former Anaheim Ducks goalie Ray Emery on Sunday. He was 35, police said. The athlete was reported missing just after 6 a.m. in the Hamilton Ontario harbor, according to Hamilton police.
  • 19-month-old daughter of skier Bode Miller drowns in pool

    06/12/2018 5:56:58 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/11/2018 | Staff
    <p>MISSION VIEJO, Calif.— The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday.</p> <p>Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning incident.</p>
  • Los Angeles Man Found Dead in Sequoia National Park

    06/10/2018 5:05:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    KTLA ^ | 06/10/2018 | Juan FLore
    Park and Tulare County swift-water rescue resources responded to the Kaweah River around midday after receiving a report that a visitor was swept down the middle fork of the river, according to a news release from the National Park Service. The man had gone into the river downslope of the park entrance sign parking lot, officials stated. Park rangers found the man and determined he had died... “With rising area temperatures, rivers look very inviting. Please stay away as they are swift, cold, and dangerous,” said Park Ranger Elizabeth Dietzen. … The man’s name was not immediately released, but park...
  • No signs of foul play in death of CDC scientist

    04/06/2018 7:41:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 55 replies
    Clinton News Network (CNN) ^ | April 6, 2018 | Dakin Andone, Wayne Drash and Michelle Krupa
    Atlanta (CNN)There were no signs of foul play in the death of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist who likely drowned, officials said Thursday. The remains of Timothy Cunningham were discovered Tuesday in the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta, police spokesman Carlos Campos said. Cunningham, 35, was last seen on February 12. The preliminary cause of death is drowning, Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak told reporters. The manner of death has not been determined, she said. Authorities made a positive ID of the remains by using dental records, Gorniak said...
  • Harvey horror: Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom

    08/30/2017 9:43:25 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 88 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 30, 2017
    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods. Capt. Brad Penisson of the fire-rescue department in Beaumont said the woman's vehicle got stuck Tuesday afternoon in the flooded parking lot of an office park just off Interstate 10. Squalls from Harvey were pounding Beaumont with up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain an hour at the time with 38 mph (60 kph) gusts, according to the National Weather Service. Penisson...
  • JUST IN=> Houston Police Officer Drowns in Harvey Floodwaters

    08/29/2017 9:25:38 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    The officer, an HPD veteran who has been with the department for more than 30 years, was in his patrol car driving to work downtown Sunday morning when he got trapped in high water at I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road. Search and rescue crews are currently recovering his body. The department has not yet formally notified the officer’s family. “He was trying different routes, and took a wrong turn,” one high-ranking official said, asking not to be identified.
  • Teens who laughed as man drowned will face charges

    07/23/2017 11:49:19 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    The group of Florida teens who filmed and laughed at a drowning man will face charges for not reporting his death, according to officials. Authorities initially said there didn’t appear to be grounds to prosecute the teens caught on camera mocking 32-year-old Jamel Dunn as he drowned in Cocoa, Florida. 'Oh, he just died': Teens mock drowning man in disturbing video 'Oh, he just died': Teens mock drowning man in disturbing video None of the teens called 911 for help during the July 9 incident, but state law does not require a witness to help a person in need. However,...
  • Teens filmed, mocked and laughed while man slowly drowned

    07/20/2017 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 166 replies
    In the video, which was published by the Florida Today newspaper Thursday, the teens can be heard laughing at Dunn as he splashes futilely in the water and screams for help. "Get out the water, you gonna die," yells one, while another yells, "ain’t nobody fixing to help you, you dumb (expletive)." As Dunn disappears under the water, one of the teens says, "Oh, he just died."
  • Teenagers Recorded a Drowning Man and Laughed

    07/21/2017 9:51:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 21, 2017 | Nirja Chokshi
    The video was shocking in Florida, where shocking videos seem like a genre. A group of teenagers laughed and watched as a man struggled in the water of a pond. The man drowned, and his body was not found for days. The five teenagers did nothing to help him, not even call 911, but after examining the video, the authorities said this week that they did not break the law. “In the state of Florida, there is no law in place that requires a person to render aid or call to render aid to a victim in distress,” Yvonne Martinez,...
  • New Orleans doctors help regrow toddler's brain after drowning

    07/21/2017 3:34:25 PM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 41 replies
    WWL ^ | July 21, 2017 | None Given
    Two-year-old Eden Carlson lost a significant amount of brain tissue after spending 15 minutes underwater. Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Paul Harch, says she made remarkable improvements after being treated with oxygen for 45 minutes twice a day. Weeks later, Eden’s parents brought her to New Orleans, and Harch put her in a hyperbaric chamber. “I dosed it at the same level of oxygen but now with pressure, and she made another very noticeable improvement with just the first hyperbaric treatment and from there just accelerated,” Harch said. In February of 2016, Eden escaped the baby gate in her home...
  • Video shows teens heckling, laughing at drowning Cocoa man

    07/20/2017 8:38:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    WESH ^ | July 20, 2017 | Dan Billow
    COCOA, Fla. — Calling it “beyond heartless,” Cocoa police are denouncing a video that shows a man drowning and crying out in distress, while five teens watch and laugh. Jamel Dunn, 31, of Cocoa, drowned in a retention pond in Cocoa on July 9, police said. His body was not discovered until July 12. Shortly after the discovery, a video surfaced on social media that shows Dunn in the water while teenagers nearby mock and curse him, police said. Dunn cries out, and a burst of laughter ensues from the teens, one of whom recorded the video on a phone,...
  • At Least 7 Dead, More Missing After Family Is Washed Away in Flash Flooding at Arizona Swimming Hole

    07/16/2017 6:48:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Fourteen family members were near the Cold Springs swimming hole on Saturday afternoon when heavy rains caused flash floods, said Sgt. David Hornung with the Gila County Sheriff’s Department. Four family members were rescued Saturday afternoon, Hornung said. At least two of the dead were children, according to Hornung. Cold Springs is just north of Payson in Gila County, and about 90 miles north of Phoenix. ... A search and rescue mission was underway for the missing family members. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Tonto Rim Search and Rescue, Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger Helicopter, Whispering Pines Fire Department...
  • Staged Video Shows 'Refugee' Fake Drowning

    07/02/2017 4:51:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | PJW
    What is going on here?
  • Seven Dead Sailors 'Were Trapped ALIVE inside Flooding USS Fitzgerald after their Comrades [Trunc]

    06/20/2017 8:43:40 AM PDT · by Cecily · 138 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 20, 2017 | James Wilkinson & Michael Fitzpatrick
    The Navy is investigating the horrifying possibility that some of those who died on the USS Fitzgerald when it sank may have been trapped alive in rapidly flooding compartments as emergency hatches were closed, it has emerged. Cargo ship the ACX Crystal slammed into the side of the US destroyer off the Japanese coast while much of the rest of the crew were asleep on Saturday. The cargo ship's bow, which protrudes underneath the water, punctured the steel armor of the ship, opening a hole into the quarters where more than 100 sailors slept. Emergency hatches were closed on the...
  • Third river fatality this year at Sequoia National Park

    06/18/2017 11:43:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    L A Times ^ | 06/18/2017
    The incident occurred Saturday evening when the woman fell into Silliman Creek near the Twin Lakes Trail and was subsequently swept downstream, according to the National Park Service. ... Record high temperatures in the region coupled with rapidly melting snow in mountain areas is causing swift, cold and dangerous river conditions, park officials warned. “River crossings fluctuate with temperature and time of day,” U.S. Park Ranger Leah Tobin said in a prepared statement. “Just because you are able to cross in the morning, does not mean the same crossing will be at the same level when you come back in...
  • Heroic Police Officer Saves Little Boy From Drowning; Where’s the Media Coverage?

    05/05/2017 5:37:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    A body camera belonging to a police officer showed him diving into a pond to rescue a four year old child with autism from drowning. This event transpired a little over 24 hours ago in Topeka, Kansas. The policeman is Aaron Bulmer, who happened to be patrolling around the Central Park Community Center. He then noticed the young boy venturing a little too closely to the pond. Officer Bulmer was walking towards the child when the four-year-old fell into the pond. Bulmer’s body camera then records him fearlessly leaping into the water to rescue the boy. In a world where...
  • Two divers found dead in "Mt. Everest of cave systems" - Eagle's Nest (truncated)

    10/18/2016 9:19:22 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 October 2016 | Liam Quinn
    Two divers have drowned while inside a deadly cave system described as the 'Mount Everest' for underwater explorers. Patrick Peacock and Chris Rittenmeyer were in the Eagle's Nest diver area in Weeki Wachee, Florida, with a friend, Justin Blakely, on Saturday. They were missing for about three hours before Blakely called police to report the incident. The dive site is about 50 miles north of Tampa, and the trio was there for a three-day trip, according to WFLA. Divers have referred to the caves as the 'Mount Everest' or 'Grand Canyon' of dives. Peacock and Rittenmeyer were experienced divers, and...
  • Pro-life Activist: In 35 Years of China’s One-Child Policy, 360 to 400 Million Babies Aborted

    05/04/2015 8:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A Chinese attorney who escaped house arrest in his home country for his efforts to protect women from forced abortion for violating the government’s one-child policy said on Thursday that in the 35 years since the practice hundreds of millions of babies have been killed. “Over the past 35 years, China has killed a total of 360 to 400 million young lives as a result of its inhumane and violent birth control policies,” Chen Guangcheng, now senior fellow at Catholic University of America said at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China. “During a six-month period of 2005,...
  • Drownings rise sharply as refugees 'overestimate ability' [Germany]

    09/08/2016 8:39:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 08 Sep 2016 16:38 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Already in 2016, more people have drowned in German waters than in the whole of 2015, with the German Lifeguard Service (DLRG) saying refugees are significantly over-represented in the figures. In the first eight months of 2016, 425 people drowned, either at sea, in lakes or in swimming pools. This figure was an increase of 46 deaths on the whole of last year. Particularly striking is the fact that 56 of the dead in this year’s figures were refugees — more than 13 percent of the total. Some local communities have started offering swimming courses for refugees, recognizing that many...
  • Toddler found dead in bag at Mexico border was drowned in Whittier

    08/12/2016 3:14:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 8/12/16 |
    SAN DIEGO -- A 2-year-old girl was drowned in Whittier before her body was found in a duffel bag as a man and woman tried to cross into Mexico at the border, a San Diego prosecutor said Friday. SNIP A preliminary investigation revealed Hartley tried to enter Mexico with Becerra when they were stopped by Mexican customs agents. Becerra fled the scene, and Hartley was detained with the duffel bag. Authorities did an X-ray of the bag and found the child's body inside. Not long after the discovery, authorities took Becerra into custody and turned her over to U.S. authorities.