Latest Drownings News

Lake Tahoe resort security guards rescue man from drowning

Jan. 22, 2021 5:55 PM EST

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — A California man who almost drowned at a Lake Tahoe resort on Monday night has been discharged from the hospital, local emergency management officials said. At the Mont Bleu Resort Casino and Spa in Stateline, Nevada, security guards Mike Griffin and Chris Rehn dove into 9-foot deep...

Ice fisherman drowns in Lake Michigan in Upper Peninsula

Jan. 22, 2021 4:15 PM EST

GARDEN, Mich. (AP) — A 64-year-old man drowned in a Lake Michigan bay when his off-road vehicle hit open water, authorities said. Edward Lester of Garden was at Big Bay De Noc, off Delta County, for ice fishing Thursday. Ice in the area was 4 to 5 inches thick but "recent high winds caused the crack to...

UN: 43 Europe-bound migrants drown in shipwreck off Libya

Jan. 20, 2021 11:39 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, drowning at least 43 people, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration said the “tragic” shipwreck that took place a day earlier was...

Woman who drowned in Texas in 1966 identified as Kansan

Jan. 19, 2021 5:02 PM EST

PECOS, Texas. (AP) — Police in western Texas have identified a girl who drowned in a hotel pool in 1966 as a 17-year-old native of Kansas. Jolaine Hemmy, of Salina, Kansas, drowned on July 5, 1966 at the Ropers Motel in Pecos, police said Tuesday. She was staying with a man at the hotel when her body was...

Montana man dead after vehicle falls through lake ice

Jan. 18, 2021 5:38 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is dead after falling through the ice on a lake. Four ice fishermen were crossing Fort Peck Lake in two small off-road vehicles Saturday night when one vehicle fell through and sank, according to Petroleum County Sheriff Bill Cassell. One man in the vehicle escaped and...

Study links pulmonary condition to Hawaii snorkeling deaths

Jan. 18, 2021 9:48 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A rise in drowning deaths or near drownings during Hawaii snorkeling excursions has been linked to a pulmonary condition that was not previously associated with snorkeling. The state Department of Health said a specific form of hypoxia, or asphyxiation, known as rapid onset pulmonary edema...

Man dies after boat overturns on Alabama lake

Jan. 18, 2021 9:40 AM EST

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after a boat capsized on an Alabama lake. The fatal accident happened Saturday on Pickwick Lake in Colbert County, al.com reported. Three people were tossed into the water when the flat-bottomed boat overturned, said Lt. Chad Pate of the Alabama Law...

Police: Child rescued after possible attempted drowning

Jan. 12, 2021 8:33 AM EST

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — Police and firefighters in Virginia have resuscitated a child following an incident that authorities say may have been an attempted drowning in the Appomattox River. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred late Monday morning in Hopewell. Hopewell police said...

Environmental group to sue over sea turtle protections

Jan. 11, 2021 3:43 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group has told the National Marine Fisheries Service that it's going to court over reductions in plans to keep endangered and threatened sea turtles from drowning in shrimp nets. “A shrimp cocktail is not worth the life of a sea turtle,” Jaclyn Lopez,...

Missouri lake where 17 drowned could get new duck boat tours

Jan. 8, 2021 6:11 PM EST

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A new company said it is planning to bring tours featuring “unsinkable” amphibious boats back to a Missouri lake where 17 people drowned when a duck boat sank in 2018. The owners of Branson Duck Tours LLC said they hope to begin the tours on Table Rock Lake near Branson...