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Person drowns after drift boat hits rock, ejects floaters

Sep. 19, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A person has drowned in eastern Idaho after a drift boat carrying a group down the Henry's Fork River hit a rock, ejecting all the occupants. Authorities in Fremont County said the accident happened between Warm River and Ashton on Saturday...

Police investigate after woman found dead in Lake Champlain

Sep. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — The body of an elderly woman who apparently fell off a sailboat and drowned was found Friday in Lake Champlain off Cedar Island near Charlotte, state police say. Police say there is no indication the death is suspicious. At...

Reservoir remains ID'd as kayaker drowned in Wyoming in 1995

Sep. 17, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Human remains found in a reservoir on the Wyoming-Idaho state line have been identified as a kayaker who drowned in a river in Wyoming in 1995, investigators said. Kyle Martin, 24, was kayaking on the Hoback River when a companion lost his paddle....

Chicago woman sues park district over son's lake drowning

Sep. 17, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a Chicago teenager who drowned in Lake Michigan last month is suing the Chicago Park District, alleging that his death could have been prevented if flotation devices had been available along the city's lakefront. Maria Diaz's wrongful death...

Father of man who drowned in Back Cove sues first responders

Sep. 16, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

The father of a man who jumped into Portland's Back Cove and drowned during a mental health crisis is suing first responders who watched from shore, saying they didn't do enough to stop the tragedy. Eric Cohen, 25, was experiencing a psychosis when he attacked his...

Bodies of 2 fishermen recovered from pond after they drowned

Sep. 15, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Search crews have found the bodies of two fishermen who went missing in a Middle Georgia pond. The men were last seen Monday night, when their boat overturned on the water just south of Monticello, WMAZ-TV reported. Three people went under when...

Iowa State suspends crew club after inquiry into drownings

Sep. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has announced that its student crew club must stay off the water at least for now after an inquiry faulted the university and the club's leaders in the drowning deaths of two members. The Ames Tribune reports that Iowa State made...

Buckeye police: 2 kids found unresponsive at pool have died

Sep. 13, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Two toddlers who were hospitalized in critical condition after being found unresponsive at a residential pool have died, Buckeye police said Monday. Police said the three children — ages 1, 2 and 3 — were at the pool Saturday. ...

Lifeguards: Man drowns in rough surf off Daytona Beach

Sep. 13, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 59-year-old man drowned while visiting Daytona Beach, officials said. The man had been boogie boarding on Sunday afternoon shortly before he was found unconscious in the water, lifeguards told news outlets. The man, who...

9/11 bravery award given to woman who helped drowning man

Sep. 12, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who helped save a drowning man this summer has been awarded a civilian bravery award honoring a local flight attendant who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Annette Szivos, of Gardner, received the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for...