Latest Drownings News

Minnesota authorities search for man feared to have drowned

Aug. 9, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

Authorities on Sunday continued to search for a man feared to have drowned in Little Detroit Lake in Minnesota. The Becker County Sheriff's office and other emergency workers responded to a report of a possible drowning late Saturday afternoon at the lake in northwest Minnesota. The missing man was identified as...

One swimmer dead, two hospitalized at McKinley Beach

Aug. 9, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One person died and two others were hospitalized on Saturday night after they became distressed while swimming in Lake Michigan near Milwaukee's McKinley Beach. Rescue divers came to the swimmers' aid after receiving an emergency call that two people were struggling to swim, the Milwaukee...

Man drowns while trying to rescue 3 kids on California river

Aug. 8, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

REEDLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man has died after jumping into a swift-moving river in Central California to rescue three children struggling in the water, police and the man's family said. Manjeet Singh, 29, was visiting Reedley Beach with several relatives and friends Wednesday evening when they heard a woman...

17-year-old drowns in New Hampshire river

Aug. 8, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

NEW HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old drowned in the Pemigewasset River in New Hampton. New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol said they were called to the river Friday afternoon. They say the teen became distressed while swimming and disappeared underwater. Friends found him in...

In this satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, an aerial view of the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The prime minister of Mauritius says the government is appealing to France for help with a brewing environmental disaster after a ship that ran aground almost two weeks ago off the Indian Ocean island nation began leaking oil. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said Friday that the leak “represents a danger for Mauritius

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel

Aug. 8, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced the development late Friday as satellite images...

Western Montana woman drowns in Bitterroot River

Aug. 7, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana woman drowned while floating in the Bitterroot River, Ravalli County officials said. The 66-year-old woman from Victor was using an inflatable plastic flotation device to float down the river with a group of people on Wednesday evening when she was sucked into a log...

Boy, youth pastor drown while on outing in Oregon

Aug. 7, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy and a 44-year-old youth pastor drowned after swimming in the Columbia River in Hood River, Oregon. The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office said the boy was found Wednesday at the mouth of the White Salmon River and later pronounced dead at a...

Officials recover body of Portland man who drowned in river

Aug. 7, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The body of a Portland man presumed drowned after he was ejected from a boat Sunday on the Columbia River was recovered Wednesday. The Columbian reports the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol Unit, along with Portland Fire and Rescue, responded about 5 p.m. to the...

Illinois man dies after hit by anchor in Lake of the Ozarks

Aug. 6, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — An Illinois man has died after being hit by a boat anchor on Lake of the Ozarks, authorities said. Craig Gathmann, 55, of Manito, Illinois, was operating a boat Wednesday afternoon with the anchor still in the water, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Once the anchor released,...

Man drowns in Yakima River Canyon

Aug. 5, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Toppenish man drowned in the Yakima River Canyon, officials said. The Yakima Herald reports Brian George, 53, was last spotted standing on top of the “smiley face” rock in the canyon with two other people who jumped into the Yakima River on Monday night, according to a...