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  • 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
    Jpost.com ^ | 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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
    krotv.com ^ | 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
    news24.com ^ | 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: http://www.kcra.com/news/29701529/detail.html#ixzz1d2ZYHPeJ
  • Woman Accused In Baby's Drowning Withdraws Guilty Plea

    09/08/2011 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29118729/detail.html ^ | 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
    lex18.com ^ | 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
    wpri.com ^ | 30 Dec 2010 | wpri.com
    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
    Freehold Attorney Fined $2,500 for Trapping, Drowning Squirrels
  • Near-drowning: Teen thanks Laconia rescuers

    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....
  • Father charged after daughter falls into pond (Dog saves drowning girl!)

    09/05/2010 10:52:52 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 98 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 5 Sept 2010 | Andy Paras
    CHARLESTON — A Charleston man is charged with unlawful neglect after deputies say one of his twin daughters walked out of their home and fell into a pond while he slept. Authorities responded to 2903 Doncaster Drive at 6:13 p.m. Thursday and found one of the 1-year-old girls neck deep in a pond behind the house. A dog was in the water with her, preventing the girl from going under, a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office incident report said. Deputies charged Adam S. Gray, 33, with unlawful neglect by a custodian after firefighters pulled the girl from the pond and took...
  • Teen who saved drowning boy faces large medical bills, family says

    08/25/2010 8:16:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8/24/10 | Vernon Clement Jones
    Say family does not have insurance to pay cost of precautionary check-upThe family of a 17-year-old Zion teen credited with saving a drowning boy on Monday in Kenosha, Wis., say the good deed has unfairly saddled them with more than $2,000 in medical bills. “He did what the lifeguard should have done — Trevor saved the boy,” Nicole Bollinger said Tuesday of her cousin, Trevor Hall. “Now the hospital phones me this morning to say that they’re sending off the bill for Trevor being taken to hospital as a precaution afterwards.
  • Six-year-old saves dad from drowning in Greenwood Lake (NY)

    08/06/2010 3:21:12 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 17 replies
    Times Herald Record ^ | Last updated: 4:56 PM - 08/06/10 | Stephen Sacco
    GREENWOOD LAKE — Jason Hamilton will be able to celebrate his 35th birthday on Aug. 24, thanks to the heroic actions of his 6-year-old daughter. Hamilton and his daughter, Laila Martin-Hamilton, went to swim at the Indian Park Beach about 6 p.m. Thursday. Hamilton dived into the water off a dock, hit his head on a rock and was knocked unconscious, Town of Warwick police say. He wasn’t moving. He wasn’t breathing. When his body floated to the water’s surface, Laila swam out to him. She pulled her father’s body halfway out of the water so that his head and...
  • Study: 69% Of Black Children Can't Swim

    08/03/2010 4:31:47 PM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 179 replies · 188+ views
    News4Jax.com ^ | August 3, 2010 | News Team
    6 African-American Teens Drowned In Louisiana River Monday POSTED: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 UPDATED: 7:00 pm EDT August 3, 2010 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A study shows 69 percent of African-American children have low or no swimming ability. After six teens -- none of whom could swim -- drowned in the Red River in Louisiana on Monday, the importance of learning to swim and the disproportionate number of minority children who can't swim has become more evident. According to numbers gathered by the USA Swimming Foundation, nearly three out of five black and Hispanic children do not know how to swim...
  • 6 teens drown in La. river during family outing

    08/03/2010 8:59:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 63 replies · 50+ views
    hosted ^ | Aug 3
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- Six teenagers wading in the shallows of a Louisiana river drowned in front of their horrified families after falling into deep water. None of the teens or nearby adults could swim.
  • Six teenagers thought to have drowned in Louisiana river

    08/02/2010 8:20:12 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 115 replies · 25+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8-2-10
    The bodies of four teenagers were pulled from a Louisiana river Monday while authorities continued to search for two more feared drowned, the Shreveport Times reported. A group of teenagers -- aged between 14 and 18 -- had been in the Red River in Shreveport for about 10 minutes, according to family members who witnessed the drownings. It was understood the youths, who did not know how to swim, were wading in the river when the bottom of the river fell away underneath them in a sudden drop. Shreveport TV station KSLA-TV reported that Cindy Chadwick, Public Information Office for...
  • Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

    07/10/2010 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Starboard · 7 replies
    http://mariovittone.com ^ | May 18, 2010 | Mario Vittone
    The Instinctive Drowning Response – so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the number two cause of accidental death in children, age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents) – of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about...
  • Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning ( Must Read )

    07/09/2010 8:16:57 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 113 replies · 1+ views
    The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were 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!”...
  • Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

    07/08/2010 7:22:03 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 42 replies
    The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were 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!”...
  • Claire is Three and in Critical Condition

    05/31/2010 6:18:27 PM PDT · by AKA Elena · 221 replies · 1,570+ views
    Family | 5/31/2010 | AKA Elena
    Claire is the three year old granddaughter of my nephew, Tim and his wife, Susie. Claire lives in Texas with her mom and dad Tiffany and Tyler. Yesterday she was found floating in a pool ... I do not know details beyond that bare and stark fact. She is now at Children's Hospital, but the family in CA is unsure if this is in Houston or Dallas. She is on the ventilater 50% of the time and off it breathing on her own the other 50%. She is on a cooling pad to keep brain swelling down if possible. Please...
  • Autopsy: SeaWorld trainer died of trauma, drowning

    03/31/2010 12:32:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,104+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 31 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A SeaWorld Orlando trainer attacked by a killer whale died of drowning and blunt-force trauma to her head, neck and torso, an autopsy released Wednesday showed. The report by the Medical Examiner's Office ruled Dawn Brancheau's official cause of death as drowning and traumatic injuries. Her death was ruled an accident, and toxicology tests found no drugs in her system.
  • Body pulled from Mississippi River in La Crosse

    02/16/2010 6:46:42 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 828+ views
    Searchers in La Crosse have pulled a body from the Mississippi River near where a college student disappeared a few days earlier. The La Crosse Tribune reported that police have not confirmed the identity of the body, which was pulled from the river just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. But the spot is very close to where they believe Craig Meyers fell into the river early Sunday.
  • 8-yr-old boys save drowning man at Aussie beach

    01/19/2010 2:13:41 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies · 455+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11 Jan 2010 | Washington Post
    ADELAIDE, Australia -- Two 8-year-old boys in a young lifeguards training program rescued a man who was struggling in the ocean off Australia's east coast. Jake Satherley told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio that he and friend Spencer Jeams saw a middle-aged man having trouble Sunday off Northcliffe beach, in Queensland state. "We saw him put his hand up and saying, 'help, help,' so we went over to him and pulled him on our board," Satherley said Monday. The boys are part of the under-14 lifeguard training program at Northcliffe Life Saving Club. Club president David Shields said he'd never seen...
  • 2 Brothers Drown After Trying to Save Dog in California Lake

    12/22/2009 9:23:16 AM PST · by americanophile · 88 replies · 2,477+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 21, 2009 | AP via Fox News
    <p>MCARTHUR, Calif. — Authorities say two brothers drowned after falling into icy waters while attempting to rescue a dog that fell into a Northern California lake.</p>
  • Father's agony as he is forced to choose between saving his wife or son from drowning

    11/30/2009 9:21:31 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 29 replies · 1,788+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 30th November 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    A devastated father has told of the moment he had to choose between saving his wife or his son after their car plunged into a river. Stacy Horton arrived at the crash scene less than two minutes after the vehicle went into the the Whanganui River on New Zealand's North Island. He discovered wife Vanessa, 35, struggling in the murky water having escaped the sinking car late on Saturday. But their 13-year-old son, Silva, remained trapped in the vehicle 15 feet beneath the surface. Mr Horton said: 'I tried to get down and get him but I couldn't - it...
  • Drowned soldier laid to rest

    11/21/2009 5:08:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 1,216+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Brian Fraga , New Bedford Standard-Times
    In a final call home, Army Sgt. Benjamin Sherman told his sister to tell everyone he loved them, “because I don’t know if I’ll get that chance again.” Sadly, his fears proved true. Sherman was laid to rest yesterday in his hometown of Plymouth in a funeral Mass attended by hundreds. Sherman, 21, was eulogized as a selfless soldier who did what came naturally to him when he jumped into a river in Afghanistan to try to rescue a comrade in distress. “He jumped into that river because he loved deeply, he was pure of heart, and he exhibited the...
  • Madoff Billionaire Found Dead in Palm Beach Swimming Pool

    10/25/2009 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 2,226+ views
    Oct. 25, 2009— The man who made $7 billion in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, Jeffry Picower, was found dead in his Palm Beach, Fla., swimming pool Sunday. The Palm Beach Fire Department told ABC News that Picower had no pulse when fire rescue workers arrived at his oceanfront mansion after his wife called 911. She and his housekeeper pulled his body from the pool shortly after noon. No one benefited more from the Madoff scheme that Picower, according to bankruptcy lawyers who sued him and alleged he had taken out $7 billion more than he had put in. Click...
  • Palm Beach police: Jeffry Picower has died [friend of Maoff]

    10/25/2009 1:27:27 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies · 2,109+ views
    AP ^ | 10-25-09 | AP
    Authorities say he was found at the bottom of his Palm Beach home's pool Sunday afternoon by his wife and could not be revived...