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  • 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.
  • Georgia TV anchor slips at top of North Carolina waterfall, plunges 185 feet to her death

    07/27/2016 12:21:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jacob Bogage
    A Georgia television news anchor, Taylor Terrell of 41NBC in Macon, Ga., was killed Thursday after she was swept over a waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, N.C.
  • Neighbours hail farmer as hero after he uses turban to pull drowning woman to safety

    06/29/2016 1:49:15 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 27 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ashley Legassic
    KAMLOOPS - Nicole Mulcahy and Betty Timuss were having dinner in their home along Heffley Creek Saturday evening when they heard what sounded like two animals fighting. The first time they heard it, they didn't think much of it. But then they heard it again. This time it was clearl. A girl yelling "I can't swim! Help!" Timuss got her binoculars out and spotted the girl floating in the North Thompson River, only her head visible. Mulcahy ran across her back yard onto the dirt road in front of their home, where she saw her neighbours Avtar and Paul Hothi....
  • San Antonio [TX] man who died saving teens from Medina River dam was a decorated Marine Corps vet

    06/10/2016 10:15:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | June 9, 2016 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio Marine Corps veteran spending Wednesday afternoon with his family on the Medina River made the heroic, fateful decision to sacrifice his own life while rescuing two teens caught in the undertow, according to authorities. Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello was visiting Bandera City Park when an unidentified teen girl tried crossing the dam, a violation of city ordinance, the Bandera Marshal's Office said in a statement. A male teenager followed her in an attempt to save her, but was also swept away, prompting Buentello to jump into action."(He) went into the water and managed to save both of...
  • Deputies: Man told victim they were going fishing, then he drowned her (Columbia, SC)

    05/31/2016 10:46:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    The State ^ | GLEN LUKE FLANAGAN
    Deputies arrested a man on Monday after they say he drowned a woman in the Broad River not far from Interstate 20 on Saturday. Michael Jason Pate, 33, has been charged with murder, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Lindsay McKay Lindsay McKay Facebook Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release that Pate’s girlfriend called the sheriff’s department at about 8 p.m. Saturday about a drowning. The Columbia Fire Department recovered the body of Lindsay McKay, 37, at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. She was found in the rear of the Pine...
  • Priest Dies While Trying to Save Drowning Student

    04/07/2016 10:46:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Matters India ^ | April 6, 2016
    A Catholic priest lost his life on Wednesday while trying to save a drowning boy in Kerala. Fr Augustine Vairamon and the student, Joyal Joy, were part of a picnic team from St. George Latin Catholic Church of Perumbavoor. The 35-year-old parish priest accompanied a group of 16 Bible class students on a picnic. They came to see the Periyar River at Thottuva, some 45 km northeast of Kochi. The priest jumped into the river when he saw the 14-year-old boy being swept away by strong undercurrent in the river. The boy, a resident of Koovappadim was rescued, but died...
  • West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, causing significant sea level rise, experts warn

    03/31/2016 8:51:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 122 replies ^ | 3/31/2016 | unknown
    Scientists are warning that the West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, potentially causing sea levels to rise more than 49 feet by 2500. The study published in the journal Nature this week, cites the impact of greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. Collapsing Antarctic ice could cause sea levels to rise more than 3 feet by 2100, say co-authors Rob DeConto, a geoscientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and David Pollard, a palaeoclimatologist at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. If emissions continue unabated, the scientists warn, atmospheric warming will soon become a “dominant driver” of ice loss,...
  • Syrian toddler Aylan's father drove capsized boat, other passengers say

    09/12/2015 8:49:52 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-11-15 | Saif Hameed
    The father of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi was working with smugglers and driving the flimsy boat that capsized trying to reach Greece, other passengers on board said, in an account that disputes the version he gave last week. Ahmed Hadi Jawwad and his wife, Iraqis who lost their 11-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son in the crossing, told Reuters that Abdullah Kurdi panicked and accelerated when a wave hit the boat, raising questions about his claim that somebody else was driving the boat. A third passenger confirmed their version of events, which Reuters could not independently verify. "The story that...
  • Proof that CBC should stick to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

    09/04/2015 9:53:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/04/15 | Judi McLeod
    News means telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It all went down so pat—especially if you watched it on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in a story that started with the Canadian television network before thanks to the Internet going worldwide: The body of dear little 3-year-old Alan Kurdi, washed up on a beach; his 5-year-old brother, Galib and mother, Rehan, drowned in a tragic attempt for a better life in Europe. Only his grieving father, Abdullah, left to take their bodies back to Kobane, Syria. All the Canadian government’s fault. What a story! And right...
  • Drowned Syrian boy's family was reportedly trying to get to Canada

    09/03/2015 5:16:13 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 03, 2015
    The B.C. relatives of a Syrian toddler whose body was shown in images circulated around the world after it washed up on a Turkish beach had been trying to help the young boy and his family get refugee status in Canada, according to relatives and a member of Parliament. Aylan Kurdi, 3, drowned along with his five-year-old brother, Gulip, and mother, Reham. The father, Abdullah, survived, according to B.C. relatives who have been trying to get the family to Canada.
  • Heartbreaking image of drowned toddler goes viral,

    09/03/2015 8:05:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Fox ^ | September 3, 2015
    The tragic image of a drowned toddler whose body washed up on a beach in one of Turkey’s most popular resorts went viral Wednesday, underscoring the increasingly desperate plight of migrants trying to flee Africa and the Middle East in hopes of a better life in Europe. The boy, presumed to be from Syria, was found dead Wednesday near the town of Bodrum. A Turkish police officer is shown in the image carrying the boy's body away from the waves. At least 12 migrants, including the boy and four other children, drowned off the Turkish coast when two boats carrying...
  • Arizona mother admits to drowning twin 2-year-old sons, police say

    08/31/2015 5:46:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies ^ | August 31, 2015
    An Arizona mom allegedly told cops she drowned her twin two-year-old sons because "nobody loved them and nobody loved her." Newly released court documents show Mireya Alejandra Lopez, 22, admitted to killing the boys and said she attempted to drown another family member, but was stopped by a relative.
  • In Dubai, Father Keeps Lifeguards from Rescuing Drowning Daughter to ‘Save Her Honor’

    08/11/2015 7:35:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/11/2015 | Rick Moran
    A father in Dubai took his family to the beach for a picnic and some fun in the sun, only to have the day turn into needless tragedy.The father’s daughter began to drown a short distance from shore when lifeguards began the attempt to rescue her. But the father — who is apparently very strong — restrained the lifeguards from doing their job because “he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.” Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department said that this incident took...
  • The real danger to kids this summer (it's not guns)

    05/14/2015 7:22:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 5/14/2015 | Ted Nugent
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of death for kids 1-4 years old and is the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths for kids 1-14 years old. As many as 5,000 kids 14 years old and younger are hospitalized each year due to drowning-related incidents, 20 percent of whom suffer lifelong neurological disabilities. Wow. And Mr. Obama has worked overtime to convince Americans that kids are being slaughtered with guns.
  • Italian police: Christians thrown overboard

    04/16/2015 12:22:37 PM PDT · by eastforker · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hada Messia, Livia Borghese and Jason Hanna
    Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard -- killing them -- because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday.
  • Alabama toddler drowned in church's baptismal water: coroner

    09/22/2014 7:22:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    AP ^ | 9/22/2014
    A toddler found submerged in a tank of baptismal water in an Alabama church died of accidental drowning, the local coroner said on Monday. Brayden King, who was two months shy of his second birthday, was under the supervision of a sister in her early teens when he fell into the tank on Friday at the Pentecostal House of Prayer in Decatur, about 75 miles north of Birmingham, said Morgan County Coroner Jeffrey Chunn. The toddler was found in 33 inches of water and declared dead after unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him, Chunn said.
  • Hagg Lake drowning: Gaston man who posted warning signs receives $5,000 ticket

    09/09/2014 8:19:07 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 17 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 09/07/2014 | Molly Harbarger
    Background: Per one of the links in the story at source, 3 generations of a family drowned at Hagg Lake, which is about 5 miles west of Hillsboro, on August 25th. The OP source is a follow up article, excerpted below: Michael Medill posted eight homemade signs Saturday at Henry Hagg Lake to get the attention of swimmers and law enforcement. "I actually went up there hoping I would get arrested," Medill, 66, said Sunday. After Dillon Pilorget, reporter for the Forest Grove Leader and The Oregonian, and other reporters left the lake Saturday, Medill said police told him he...
  • Trooper training criticized following the Lake of the Ozarks death of Brandon Ellingson

    08/31/2014 3:09:16 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 41 replies
    KC Star ^ | 8-30-14
    Even before divers recovered a handcuffed man’s body from the bottom of the Lake of the Ozarks, some retired Water Patrol veterans already suspected what had gone wrong. The problem, they thought, came down to two issues: training and experience. Trooper Anthony Piercy, who arrested 20-year-old Iowan Brandon Ellingson and placed him in handcuffs minutes before he drowned, lacked enough of both on the water, they say. As evidence, they point to his use of the wrong type of life jacket for a handcuffed suspect; how he seemed, according to witnesses, to rush the arrest after one of Ellingson’s friends...
  • Heroic Navy diver drowned after refusing to leave his fellow sailor..(shortened)

    08/04/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 August 2014 | Alex Greig
    A Navy diver died at the bottom of a Maryland pond last year after refusing to leave his trapped fellow sailor to drown alone. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 23, and Petty Officer 1st Class James Reyher, 28, were sent to dive in the Aberdeen Proving Ground on February 26 2013, but their lifeless bodies were pulled to the surface just 31 minutes after they started the dive. No one knew what had befallen the pair until an investigation, completed last year but only recently released, pieced together the final 31 minutes of the young men's lives.
  • Missouri trooper returns to work after drowning

    06/10/2014 1:24:15 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 49 replies
    A Missouri trooper has returned to work after a handcuffed Iowa man drowned while in his custody on the Lake of the Ozarks.
  • Authorities investigate handcuffed Iowan's death (Cops are now DROWNING suspects?)

    06/03/2014 1:24:27 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    KCCI ^ | 06/02/2014 | Eric Hanson
    DES MOINES, Iowa —The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the drowning of a 20-year-old Iowa man who was handcuffed and being transported on suspicion of boating while intoxicated at the Lake of the Ozarks. Brandon Ellingson, 20, of Clive, was being transported when he stood up in the moving boat and "fell or jumped overboard." It happened about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said Ellingson was handcuffed and wearing a life jacket when he went off the boat, but his life jacket fell off when he hit the water. Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul Reinsch said Monday officials are investigating whether...
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
  • Father of Brooklyn teen who died on class field trip gets call asking why son has been absent

    09/27/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 26, 2013 | Chelsia Rose Marcius AND Ben Chapman
    A thoughtless phone call forced a bereaved father to begin grieving all over again. Brooklyn teen Jean Fritz Pierre drowned on a class field trip in June, but that didn’t stop school officials who called his devastated dad last week to tell him his son was skipping class. Jonas Pierre, who this month filed a notice of claim for two $5 million suits against the city over the 16-year-old’s death, said staff from Prospect Heights International High School called him to set up a meeting to discuss his son’s awful attendance record. The distraught dad said the school’s insensitive phone...
  • Man dragged under by crab pot, drowns

    09/02/2013 11:04:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 1, 2013 | Erin Allday
    A man died Sunday morning in Tomales Bay when he fell over the side of a boat while dumping a crab pot into the water just a few hundred yards off shore, according to the Marin County Fire Department.
  • 3-year-old girl drowns as babysitter reads Facebook, police say

    08/07/2013 4:13:19 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    See BS ^ | 8/7/13 | AP
    <p>DALLAS A Dallas woman who allegedly was distracted by Facebook has been charged after a 3-year-old girl she was supposed to watch drowned in a pool.</p> <p>Dallas County jail records show 37-year-old Kariasa Thomas was being held Wednesday on a charge of reckless injury to a child.</p>
  • 31 dead on doomed voyage to Italy

    07/28/2013 7:19:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | July 28, 2013
    Thirty-one migrants, including nine women, drowned off the coast of Libya during an attempted crossing to Italy on a dinghy according to survivors who managed to complete the journey. A dinghy carrying 53 migrants capsized on Friday evening, and witnesses said 31 of those who had been thrown off it drowned in the accident. The twenty-two survivors, who come from Nigeria, Gambia, Benin and Senegal, said the dinghy had capsized after three days at sea. They were rescued by a passing merchant ship and taken to Lampedusa island, the reports said.
  • 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.
  • 7 Children Drowned In Basement Of Elementary School

    05/21/2013 6:58:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 105 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | May 21,2013 | CBS Houston
    MOORE, Okla. (CBS Houston/AP) — Search and rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 24 people were killed and and that number is expected to climb, officials said Tuesday.
  • Israeli surfers rescue 8 drowning children in Hawaii

    02/10/2013 10:16:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 2/10/13 | staff
    Three Israeli surfers went to the aid of eight children struggling in the waters off Hawaii on Saturday, Channel 2 television reported, after huge waves began surging toward the coast. The three - Tzvika Elias, Yair Naftali and Gabi Liptz - were hailed as heroes by the children’s parents. “We had gone to a remote beach half an hour from Honolulu,” 30-year-old Elias, who lives in New York, told Channel 2. “The waves there were high, huge breakers about four meters high, and as the minutes past, the waves got stronger and even higher.” Elias and his friends then saw...
  • Couple dead, teen missing after family swept to sea trying to save dog

    11/26/2012 9:41:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 11/26/12 | ap
    A couple died and their 16-year-old son went missing after being swept into sea in Northern California while trying to save their dog, authorities said Sunday. The family was at Big Lagoon, a beach north of Eureka, Saturday afternoon when the dog chased after a thrown stick and got pulled into the ocean by eight to ten foot waves, said Dana Jones, a state Parks and Recreation district superintendent. ~~~SNIP~~~ The dog got out of the water on its own, Jones said.
  • Newlywed Drowns In Wedding Dress During Photo Shoot

    08/27/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | August 27, 2012 9:56 AM | Benjamin Fearnow
    RAWDON, Que. – A newlywed was getting one final photo shoot in her wedding dress. It would be her last. Rescue teams recovered the body of newlywed realtor Maria Pantazopoulos, 30, Friday after the bride was swept away and drowned in the current near Dorwin Falls in Rawdon, according to CTV News. Pantazopoulos was dipping her toes into the water to pose but the dress became heavy when wet and the current pulled her to the bottom of the deep, eight-meter section of the lake. “The photographer put down his equipment and tried to save her. He grabbed her with...
  • Texas boy, 4yo, saves 3yo, then drowns.

    08/09/2012 5:32:59 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 32 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 08/09/2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763
    A four year old little Man jumps into a pool to save a struggling little girl, then drowned and was took off life support today.
  • 9-year-old whose mom saved him from drowning: 'I feel blessed'

    08/09/2012 7:10:21 AM PDT · by rawhide · 2 replies ^ | 8-7-12
    A 9-year-old boy who nearly drowned in the Pilchuck River talked to KIRO 7 on Wednesday about his mother’s heroic efforts that saved his life. Travis Anderson’s mother performed CPR on him after he’d spent five minutes underwater. Many others would have drowned in that amount of time. Travis was playing with his brother Wednesday, and had a simple way of explaining what happened to him. “Bad and good things do happen,” he said. “Bad things happen for good things.” Travis was near the riverbank with his brother and sister the day of the accident, and slipped under a tree....
  • Robbers Drowned Boy, 12, In Boiling Water

    07/25/2012 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Main Street · 56 replies ^ | 7-25-2012 | News24
    Johannesburg - Horrific evidence has been heard in the Vereeniging Regional Court where three men pleaded guilty to several charges of murder, rape and robbery - before walking back their cells, laughing. Beeld reported that the men’s lawyer told the court that they had broken into the home to steal possessions and get revenge on the way they had been treated by their employer, Geraldine Viana, 42. The family’s gardener, Patrick Petrus Radebe, 24, their domestic’s son, Sipho Mbele, 21, and David Motaung, 20, broke into the house in Walkerville, assaulting and shooting dead Tony Viana, 53, and brutally raping...
  • Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

    06/06/2012 9:18:42 AM PDT · by murron · 47 replies
    Mario Vittone ^ | May 3, 2010 | Mario Vittone
    The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach.
  • RESCUE-The Dramatic Story of the Rescue of Freeper thepainster

    12/07/2011 4:37:02 PM PST · by thepainster · 63 replies
    self | 12/7/11 | thepainster
    RESCUE It happened in an instant. I dropped my canoe paddle in the lake and as it started to float away, I instinctively reached over the side of the canoe to grab it. Bad move. In the blink of an eye I was dumped into the middle of Nuttings Lake in December with no life jacket. As I struggled to right my canoe and retrieve fishing rods and tackle boxes, the numbing cold water brought me to a stark reality. The clock was ticking. I had little time. I had to make decisions fast. My first thought was to un-swamp...
  • Man Mowing Lawn Drowns In Swimming Pool (Darwin Award Nominee?)

    11/07/2011 9:18:18 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 64 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | November 7, 2011 | Staff
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A Southern California man mowing his lawn fell into his backyard swimming pool with the mower and drowned. Read more:
  • Woman Accused In Baby's Drowning Withdraws Guilty Plea

    09/08/2011 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | 9/8/2011 | Marissa Alter/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Jeffersontown mother accused in her baby's drowning death withdrew her guilty plea after the judge denied the sentencing agreement. Geneva Walters, 25, came to court expecting to be sentenced to a punishment she agreed to. Instead, she's now facing a trial. Michael Xavier Cowherd was 8 months old when he drowned. Police charged Walters, his mother, with second-degree manslaughter and wanton endangerment. They said she gave Xavier a night-time medicine meant for adults before his bath, then left him alone in the tub. Walters took a deal and pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and wanton endangerment....
  • Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning (Must Read Info)

    07/16/2011 8:10:03 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 30 replies
    Mario Vittone ^ | May 3, 2010 | Mario Vittone
    The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!” he barked...
  • D-Day for Casey: Prosecutors dismiss 'absurd' claim that Caylee drowned

    07/04/2011 11:57:32 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:05 PM on 4th July 2011 | By Jacqui Goddard
    Casey Anthony’s six-week murder trial finally rested today as jurors were sent away to decide whether her two-year-old daughter was the victim of an accidental drowning that she covered up out of fear and grief, or was brutally murdered by a 'pathological liar' who wanted to live free and party. Judge Belvin Perry dispatched the jury in Orlando, Florida, to consider their verdict after the state delivered an emotionally stirring rebuttal to the defence’s closing arguments, telling the panel of seven men and five woman that Caylee Anthony died in June 2008 at the hands of 'the most well documented...
  • Andrea Yates could be freed by the end of this year

    06/20/2011 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 185 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:31 PM on 20th June 2011 | By David Gardner
    A mother who shocked America by drowning her five children in the bathtub may be freed by the end of the year, according to her lawyer. Andrea Yates systematically murdered her children, aged between six months and seven years, at her suburban Clear Lake, Texas, home ten years ago today. She then dialled 911 and told the first police officer who arrived at the house: 'I just killed my kids.'
  • Cops, firefighters stand by and watch as California man drowns

    06/04/2011 12:46:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2011 | Allahpundit
    Not just cops and firefighters, either. Spectators watched too, including his elderly stepmother, who was too frail to dive into the water herself.It took an hour. Weaver noted that a 2009 policy – revoked this week – prohibited firefighters from participating in water rescues. The policy was implemented after budget cuts ended water-rescue training. OK, I counter, but surely some first responders had been trained before 2009. Weaver’s answer: Yes, but they lacked the right equipment.Weaver assured me that the firefighters who were on the scene feel horrible about what happened. “Every one of our members who was on that...
  • Mother, 3 children drown after she drives van into river

    04/13/2011 10:48:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | 04/13/2011 | Tina Susman
    In a case that revived memories of Susan Smith, who left her two children to drown in her sinking vehicle, police Wednesday said a mother and three of her children died after she apparently drove her minivan into the Hudson River north of New York City. One child escaped and swam to shore. The deaths occurred just moments after police in Newburgh, a small working-class city about 70 miles north of Manhattan, received a call of a domestic disturbance Tuesday at the woman's home. They responded, but not before the woman -- identified as 25-year-old Lashanda Armstrong -- had piled...
  • Bodies Of 3 Missing Amish Children Found, 1 Still Missing

    02/25/2011 4:11:55 AM PST · by Gamecock · 11 replies ^ | Feb 25, 2011
    Authorities have found the bodies of three Amish children who were swept away in a creek swollen by heavy rains in southwestern Kentucky and are still searching for another child. A mother and her six children were trying to cross the creek Thursday on a roadway in their horse-drawn buggy when it overturned knocking them into the water. Authorities say the woman and two of her children escaped but four others under age 12 were missing. Paducah TV station WPSD reports that the bodies of three of the children were found Friday around 12:25 a.m. near the scene of the...
  • Eagle Scout Saves Family in House Fire / Eagle Scout Rescues Drowning Girl

    01/01/2011 3:42:10 PM PST · by Main Street · 18 replies ^ | 30 Dec 2010 |
    Quick thinking saves girl from Warwick pool A local teenager has been hailed a hero after saving a little girl from a swimming pool. Warwick Eagle Scout Austin Irons saved a little girl from drowning after a group of cub scouts and boy scouts finished swimming at McDermott Pool in Warwick. Austin jumped in the water to save the girl who was lying face down and helped lifeguards resuscitate the girl. "We heard shouting for lifeguards...I didn't even think. It was like, just do it," Austin recalled on the experience. He was able to get the girl out of the...
  • Freehold Attorney Fined $2,500 for Trapping, Drowning Squirrels (Wife Turned Him In)

    11/21/2010 10:08:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    NOVEMBER 19, 2010 | Charles Webster
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    09/17/2010 1:26:28 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 8 replies
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | September 16, 2010 | Paula Tracy
    LACONIA – A Manchester teen who nearly drowned in the Winnipesaukee River this summer returned yesterday to thank a Laconia police officer and other first responders for diving in and pulling her lifeless body from the murky bottom. It was a joyful reunion for Rama Kanu, 19, of 75 O'Malley St., who came with family to thank her heroes in person. "Thank you," the petite teenager said softly as she hugged Sgt. Al Lessard and two other officers. "You are a hero," said her tearful mother, Zainab Kanu, who brought flowers to the police station. They offered thanks to Sgt....