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  • Body recovered from Lake Travis near where woman fell from barge

    10/05/2018 2:50:53 PM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 5, 2018 | Kate Winkle
    Search teams found a woman's body in Lake Travis Friday morning, near the area where a woman fell from a party barge. The Travis County Sheriff's Office said a dive team found the body at a depth of 117 feet around 10:30 a.m. The body has not been officially identified as Rachel Kathleen Scott, who fell off the top deck of a party barge May 19 near Volente Beach and disappeared. After days of searching, divers and other teams could not find her. Divers with both Travis County and the Austin Police Department periodically checked the area this summer. That's...
  • 30 Years Ago Officials Predicted The Maldives Would Be Swallowed By The Sea. It Didn’t Happen

    09/21/2018 10:43:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/21/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental officials warned 30 years ago the Maldives could be completely covered by water due to global warming-induced sea level rise. That didn’t happen. The Indian Ocean did not swallow the Maldives island chain as predicted by government officials in the 1980s. In September 1988, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported a “gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years,” based on predictions made by government officials. Then-Environmental Affairs Director Hussein Shihab told AFP “an estimated rise of 20 to 30 centimetres in the next...
  • Cranberries Singer Dolores O'riordan Death Ruled Accidental Drowning After Drinking Too Much!

    09/08/2018 5:08:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    TNN News Raw3 ^ | Published on Sep 8, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Cranberries Singer Dolores O'riordan Death Ruled Accidental Drowning After Drinking Too Much!
  • Dolores O'Riordan Died by Drowning Due to Alcohol Intoxication, Coroner Reveals

    09/06/2018 6:50:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    People ^ | September 6, 2018 | Dave Quinn and Phil Boucher
    The death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has been ruled a drowning due to alcohol intoxication by British authorities, an inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court reportedly revealed on Thursday. O’Riordan was found dead on Jan. 15 in her hotel room at the London Hilton on Park Lane. According to the BBC, coroner Dr. Shirley Radcliffe said that O’Riordan was submerged in the bath at the time she was discovered in what was “a tragic accident.” There were no signs of injury or self-harm found during the post-mortem examination, the outlet reported. Authorities discovered a bottle of champagne and...
  • Kayaker tied large rock to ankles to drown herself, officials say (student loan death)

    08/28/2018 3:40:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 125 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2018 | 7:03pm | Katherine Lam, Fox News
    A 24-year-old kayaker who vanished during a family camping trip in Georgia had tied a rock to her ankles with an extension cord in an apparent intentional drowning, police said on Monday. Maranda Whitten’s body was located in Point Lake Monday morning, three days after she was last seen in a teal-colored kayak. The vessel, along with the paddle, life jacket and Whitten’s uncharged phone, were located near a dam in Shaefer Heard Campground on Saturday. “Maranda did have an extension cord which was missing from the campground tied to her ankles which was then tied to a large rock,”...
  • Woman drowns in Emerald Isle, adding to string of rip current deaths on NC coast

    08/06/2018 2:04:15 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 22 replies
    wral.com ^ | 8/6/18 | Jessica Patrick
    Emerald Isle, N.C. — A woman from Kentucky drowned Sunday while on vacation in Emerald Isle, according to officials. In a Facebook post, the Town of Emerald Isle stated that Donna Sue Miller, 49, became caught in a rip current with her friend and her friend's 9-year-old daughter. According to the post, the three were swimming near The Islander Hotel around 7 p.m. when the drowning occured. Officials say Miller was found facedown in the water and was carried to the shore by onlookers. The others made it safely to shore.
  • Another drowning on the N.C. coast

    07/26/2018 7:17:18 AM PDT · by Ikeon · 9 replies
    WITN News ^ | 7/25/2018 | WITN news
    A 41 year old man drowned at Emerald Isle beach (N.C.)Wednesday 7/25/2018. Despite red warning flags, people still went too far into the water. Dozens of beach goers formed a human chain to pull several others from the rough surf.
  • Man drowns while saving girlfriend's son in Outer Banks

    07/21/2018 5:51:55 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 48 replies
    wral.com ^ | 7/20/18 | Janine Bowen
    Powells Point, N.C. — Beach-goers in the Outer Banks got a powerful reminder of the dangers of the ocean after a man drowned Thursday. According to police, the drowning victim, Kenny Ray Gooch, 32, was from Powells Point and sacrificed himself to save his girlfriend’s son. “We heard screams of help in the water and we looked out and there were multiple people in the water, somewhat scattered,” one witness said. Southern Shores police said three teenage boys were swimming north of the Kitty Hawk Pier at about 8 p.m. Thursday when they got pulled too far out. Gooch jumped...
  • Table Rock Lake duck boat tragedy: 11 dead, others injured in 'mass casualty' incident

    07/19/2018 10:42:03 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 66 replies
    Ky3 ^ | July 19, 2018 | Staff
    BRANSON — Eleven people, including at least one child, are dead after an amphibious duck boat capsized Thursday evening on Table Rock Lake. At least seven other passengers were injured, including one in serious condition. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader updated the casualty information just after 11 p.m. Thursday. The Ride the Ducks tourist boat sank near the Showboat Branson Belle with a reported 31 people on board. Rader said emergency personnel were still searching for at least five people. CoxHealth said in a statement victims were being treated at Cox Branson. Spokeswoman Kaitlyn McConnell said the patients were a...
  • ‘Mass casualty incident’ reported at Table Rock Lake

    07/19/2018 7:32:11 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | July 19 | Staff
    BRANSON, Mo. - First responders across southwest Missouri were called to the scene of a reported "mass casualty incident" at Table Rock Lake on Thursday after several people were thrown into the water.
  • 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...