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  • 10-Feb-2019

    Drowning Deaths in January 2019

    The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that accidental drowning ( not due to boating accidents) is the 5 th most-common cause of unintentional injury death in the United States, with an estimated average of 10 deaths per day. ...
  • 21-Jul-2018

    17 Dead After Sightseeing "Duck Boat" Sinks Near Branson, MO

    Seventeen people, whose ages range from 1-year-old to 70 years of age and include 9 members of one family, have been confirmed dead following the sinking of tourist sightseeing "duck boat" on Table Rock Lake near the popular vacation spot ...
  • 19-Jul-2018

    Capsized Tourist Boat near Branson, Missouri Kills 8 and Hospitalizes Others

    Table Rock Lake Drownings Around 7 P.M., July 19, a Ride the Ducks boat carrying 31 people near Branson, Missouri capsized during a thunderstorm leaving 8 dead. Other victims are currently being treated at the hospital. This tragedy is being reported ...
  • 23-Jun-2017

    Is There a "Duty to Rescue"?

    Is There a “Duty to Rescue”? Among scholars of law there is some degree of disagreement regarding the responsibility of an individual to render aid to an accident victim. One school of thought holds that an individual is not obligated, ...
  • 6-Feb-2013

    Child Drowning Accidents and Your Rights

    In 2012, 74 children died through drowning in the State of Texas. These tragic accidents took place in hot tubs, at pools, lakes, ponds, beaches, both on public and private property. There is no more terrible and devastating tragedy than losing a ...
  • 22-Aug-2011

    Boy Rides Bike into Pool, Drowns

    Reports say police are investigating the drowning death of an 8-year-old boy at a New Castle County home pool. Reports say Aiysir Bess was riding his bike in the back yard of the house when he crashed and fell into the pool. Bess, who had been ...
  • 21-Aug-2011

    Woman Drowns in Sinking Boat

    Suffolk County, New York police are continuing their investigation of a drowning of a woman who was aboard a sinking boat in Port Jefferson. Reports say that 71-year-old Georgia Johnson, of Patchogue was fishing when the boat she was on started ...
  • 24-Jul-2011

    Man Drowns in Sequoia National Park

    A man died recently while swimming in the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park recently, reports say. The man, a 45-year-old unidentified man from the Los Angeles area, was riding the river on an inner tube-type floatation device near Buckeye Flat ...
  • 24-Jun-2011

    Death of toddler ruled a drowning

    The death of a toddler who died earlier this month after family members found her in a pool behind her North Charleston, S.C. home has been ruled an accidental drowning, reports say. 21-month-old Nora Flores died was pronounced dead from drowning ...
  • 7-Jun-2011

    Woman Given Tragic Advice on 911 Call

    An Ohio woman drowned last month when information she was given from the 911 operator after floodwaters swept her Volkswagen Beetle into an Ohio creek kept her in the car instead of trying to save herself by getting out of the submerged vehicle. The ...
  • 3-Jun-2011

    Body of Apparent Drowning Victim Found

    An apparent drowning victim identified as a 60-year-old Lake Shore man, was recovered from the waters of Upper Gull Lake recently, reports say. The man, whose name wasn’t released, had apparently been working on his dock when he somehow fell ...
  • 28-May-2011

    Teenager's Wardrobe May Have Caused Drowning

    An autistic teenager may have drowned in a Singapore pond at Woodlands Town Centre on New Year's Day because he had a propensity for rolling up his t-shirt to his shoulders. Reports say that simple fashion alteration could have restricted his ...
  • 2-Apr-2011

    Woman who Drove SUV Into Dallas Pond Ruled Accidental

    Although exactly what happened still isn't clear, what is clear is that the death of 39-year-old Jennifer Michelle Patton was an accident. Patton veered off the road and into a pond, trapping her inside and ultimately drowning her, reports say. ...
  • 28-Mar-2011

    Former Criminal Defense Attorney On Trial

    A Houston criminal defense attorney is finally in court, three years after a Houston woman mysteriously drowned in her bathtub. The woman, 32-year-old Tara Sganga, was found dead in her bathtub. At the time, her boyfriend, A criminal defense attorney ...
  • 27-Mar-2011

    Man Drowns in Lake Travis

    A man drowned late last year in Lake Travis while parting on the water on what's referred to as a "party barge." The accident, which occurred in the water off of Hi Line Drive in Hudson Bend near Carlos and Charlie's, happened when the victim, ...
  • 27-Mar-2011

    Boy at Country Club Drowns

    Arapahoe County, Colorado authorities were continuing their investigation in the drowning death of a 12-year-old boy who succumbed at the Southglenn Country Club, reports say. Sheriff Department officials reportedly said that the boy died recently ...
  • 25-Mar-2011

    Missing Beaumont Man's Body Found

    A missing Beaumont man who had a history of seizures was found dead early last month on Galveston Island's west end after disappearing in the water on a Friday night. The man, David Kennedy, 40, was reported missing from Terramar Beach just after 8 ...
  • 25-Mar-2011

    Drowning Health Club Pool Ruled Accidental

    A recent investigation into the drowning of a boy at a South Austin gym has been ruled accidental, reports say. The family of a four-year-old Austin boy who died after swimming at the outdoor pool at LifeTime Fitness was told recently that the death ...
  • 13-Mar-2011

    Woman Dies Saving Dog

    Cindy Becker-Watkins, 51, of Auburn, CA, was pronounced dead early this month after being pulled from the water at Portuguese Beach, a sandy stretch of coastline north of Bodega Bay, CA. Becker-Watkins went into the surf after a dog at about 8 a.m. ...
  • 8-Mar-2011

    Man Dies While Snorkeling

    Waimanalo Bay Medical Examiners have identified a 35-year-old man who died in Saturday in Waimanalo Bay after struggling. The man, identified as Richard Matapua, of Waialua, drowned while snorkeling with his family. An autopsy was planned to ...
  • 5-Mar-2011

    Police Save Drowning Man

    Police officers have been praised for their efforts to save a man from drowning in a treacherous stretch of the River Trent after a bystander witnessed a man enter the water near in the early hours one Sunday morning and immediately became pulled ...
  • 4-Mar-2011

    60-Year-Old Dies On Cruise

    Reports say a Holland America Line passenger from the US was killed when she was snorkeling at Goff's Caye in Belize and got caught in the boat's propeller. The incident caused her to be cut quite badly. In addition, her head was slammed against the ...
  • 3-Mar-2011

    Border Patrol Rescues Illegal Alien From Drowning

    U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a man from drowning on a Monday morning last month, reports say. In an attempt to avoid capture by agents after he had made illegal entry in the United States, the man began swimming back across the Rio Grande River ...
  • 1-Mar-2011

    Drowning Boy Saved by Six-Year Old Rescuer

    Two-year-old Cody Guest was moments away from drowning at Rokewood Swimming Lagoon when his friend Gracie Fuchshofer saw him flailing as if he were in trouble. Gracie made her way to him and pushed the toddler, who was by then face down in the water ...
  • 27-Feb-2011

    Body Found In River Identified

    A man whose body was found partially submerged in the Schuylkill River early this month has been identified, reports say, as Alan Ruggles, 54, of Reading, PA. The man's body was found in the river, between the Berks County Fire Training Center and ...
  • 21-Feb-2011

    Animal Lover May Have Drowned Saving Stranded Animal

    The family of Justin Raddie, 28, of Gambrills, MD, believes the man was trying to help an animal that wandered onto thin ice when he fell into the frigid, 6-foot-deep waterway and drown, according to reports. His mother, Madonna Brennan, of ...
  • 19-Feb-2011

    Mother of Drowned Son Sues

    Reports say the YES Academy is being sued by the mother of a son who drowned while attending a summer program. Carnez Boone, a 14-year-old Collingdale, PA boy who had been sent to a residential treatment program in western Pennsylvania, drowned in ...
  • 18-Feb-2011

    Drowning Death Ruled Accidental

    The cause of Leslie Lavern Matthias, 61, was accidental drowning, according to reports from the autopsy performed by the state medical examiner. Police were originally concerned that the death might have been as the result of foul play, reports say. ...
  • 5-Jan-2011

    Cruise Passenger Drowns

    Reports say a cruise passenger from the Sea Princess, a Princess Cruises liner, died in Tortola, British Virgin Islands earlier this year. The man was reportedly pulled out of the sea in the area of Cane Garden Bay beach. The man, who was reportedly ...
  • 20-Nov-2010

    Mother of Drowned Child Wants Pond Gone

    A month after her 17-month-old child drowned in a pond on her family's property last month, a mother wants the water drained and the pond filled in to keep others from suffering the same fate. Clayton Smith was found late last month in a pond behind ...
  • 20-Nov-2010

    Last of Five Houston Victims Drowning Victims Found

    The body of Hallie Jenkins, a 4-year-old girl missing since her father's car plunged into a north Houston drainage ditch that killed four other children, has been found, according to reports. The body was discovered along Greens Bayou near Beltway 8, ...
  • 20-Aug-2010

    Fisherman Dies in Channel Collision

    One fisherman died after another fishing boat rear-ended his boat last month, throwing him into the Cal-Sag Channel in Illinois, reports say. The Orland Park man, whose name was not released, drowned when the second boat swerved to avoid a log and ...
  • 8-Aug-2010

    Drowning Victim Family Demands Fence For Pond

    As some members of two-year-old Brandon Luna's family spent time making funeral arrangements following the toddler's tragic drowning death last month, others were complaining about the lack of a fence around the pond and the warning that others may ...
  • 6-Aug-2010

    Retrial Starts in Drowning Death

    An Ohio man accused of drowning his wife in their bathtub almost two years ago faced retrial last month as jury selection marked the start of 29-year-old Ryan Widmer's ordeal. Widmer is accused of killing his wife, 24-year-old Sarah Widmer, at the ...
  • 5-Aug-2010

    Two Six-Year-Olds Drown in Half-Filled Abandoned Pool

    Two 6-year-old Muskegon Heights, Michigan children, died around noon on Mother's Day after slipped into a partially full, abandoned swimming pool located behind a vacant home in Muskegon Heights, reports say. Ya'Mesha Mitchell and Torrey DayYa'Mesha ...
  • 4-Aug-2010

    El Paso Toddler in Critical Condition After Near-Drowning

    A 2-year-old boy was in critical condition after reports say he was found in a backyard pool in an Upper Valley neighborhood outside El Paso, Texas last month. The toddler was hospitalized in critical condition after he was discovered in a backyard ...
  • 3-Aug-2010

    Indian Priest Dies Saving Youths from West Indian Surf

    A 38-year-old Indian man died after rescuing three youths who were swept away by high currents at the Galjibag, Panaji seashore, reports say. Thomas Fernandes, a Catholic priest, was leading a group of parishioners from West Indian Nuvem village on a ...
  • 13-Jul-2010

    Teen Drowning Victim Memorialized

    Fifteen-year-old Ron Edmonds, of Franklin, MN was remembered at a vigil Sunday, the day after he drowned in a private lake in a Franklin neighborhood. The popular middle school student was reportedly swimming with friends when he drowned. Edmonds ...
  • 12-Jul-2010

    Father and Son Die in North Carolina Lake

    Mill Spring, NC father and son drowned in a North Carolina lake after they jumped in to try and save a young child in their care from drowning last month. Reports say 48-year-old William Butch Jackson and 21-year-old William Butch Jackson Jr. were ...
  • 6-Jul-2010

    Electric Shock Likely Cause of West Virginia Drowning Death

    Electrical shock is being investigated as a factor in the drowning of a Bridgeport teenager at Stonewall Jackson Lake, West Virginia, reports say. Michael Cunningham, 15, was pulled from Stonewall Lake last month after he and three other youths were ...
  • 5-Jul-2010

    Missouri Water Patrol Recovers Body In The Sac River

    The Missouri Water Patrol found the body of a fisherman swept away by current near Caplinger Mills, MO in the Sac River last month, reports say. The dead fisherman, Kenneth Houke, was swept from a low-head dam last month in Caplinger Mills, and after ...
  • 3-Jul-2010

    Broadcaster Helps Save Man from Drowning

    Hockey broadcaster Ron MacLean helped save a man from drowning in the Delaware River last month. The incident started when a woman raced into a hotel restaurant where MacLean was having lunch, shouting for help, Explaining frantically to the ...
  • 27-Jun-2010

    Hearing Set For Drownings at SC Pool

    A date has been set for a formal inquest into how two teenagers died at a Darlington Pool earlier this month. The inquest revolves around the deaths of Timquan McAllister, 13, and Justin McKay, 13, who were both found at the bottom of a city public ...
  • 26-Jun-2010

    NC Man Missing in Lake Feared Drown

    Emergency crews reportedly say a young man was visiting friends fishing on Fountain Hill Lake in Lenoir County, NC when he jumped into the water and tried to swim to a raft, but didn't make it back to land. Several boats searched for the youth, and ...
  • 23-Jun-2010

    Woman Found Drowned at Scene of Fire After Suspect Confesses

    Twenty-seven-year-old Erica Green was allegedly drowned in a bathtub Tuesday by a Delaware man, who then set her home on fire to cover her murder. Green, who had been living with her mother in Elkins along with apparent boarders Patrick Devonshire ...
  • 22-Jun-2010

    Siblings of Drown Children Taken From Parents

    Muskegon County, Michigan officials removed the siblings of two children who drowned last month from the custody of their parents, reports say. Two children, Ya'Mesha Mitchell and Torrey Day, slipped into a half filled pool at a vacant home while ...
  • 21-Jun-2010

    Ontario Toddler Drowns In Backyard Pool

    An Ontario, Canada toddler drowned in a backyard pool in Kitchener, Ontario, according to reports. The toddler, just short of his third birthday, drowned while supervision was close at hand, reports say. But authorities still have no idea how the ...
  • 20-Jun-2010

    Down Syndrome Toddler Drowns in Tub

    The death of a 2-year-old boy with Down syndrome who drowned Sunday after he was found unconscious in a bathtub is cause for the Yavapai County, Arizona Attorney's Office to review information to determine whether to file charges. The accident ...
  • 19-Jun-2010

    Surfer Drowns off Santa Barbara Coast

    Santa Barbara resident Gordon Alan Jennell was found floating in the surf near a popular beach Thursday. He was apparently surfing. His body, clad in a wetsuit, was reported via second-hand reports that first spotted an unoccupied surfboard floating ...
  • 18-Jun-2010

    Ohio Man Found Drowned in Backyard Pool

    An Ohio man was found dead in a backyard pool after police and fire crews were called by the victim's stepdaughter, said reports. The 16-year-old girl had pulled the victim to the side of the in-ground pool by the time paramedics arrived. She ...
  • 17-Jun-2010

    Boy Drowns at School Pool Event

    A Glendale, Arizona family and students at a local high school are grieving the loss of 16-year-old Jesus "Jesse" Prado, who drowned at the school pool last month. The Ironwood sophomore died May 14th, two days after a classmate pulled him from a ...
  • 8-Jun-2010

    Diver Drowns in Training Accident

    An experienced British diver drowned last week during deep water training at a scuba diving center that has already been the scene of numerous fatalities. The diver, whose name has not been released, reportedly had trouble in an exercise meant to ...
  • 7-Jun-2010

    Missing Commercial Fisherman’s Body Found

    The body of missing New England commercial fisherman Arthur Brooks, 77, was recovered last week from the York River, reports say. Brooks' body was spotted by a member of the Marine Police in the following morning. Brooks was discovered nearly a mile ...
  • 2-Jun-2010

    Honolulu Surfer Narrowly Escapes Drowning in Surf

    Beachgoers dragged a boogie boarder to safety in Honolulu last month, saving him from drowning when the unidentified youth got himself into trouble while on his board, reports say. The youth was in the water in Hanapepe Place, off China Walls, a ...

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