Latest Drownings News

Hawaii school reaches settlement with drowned boy's family

Apr. 19, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy who drowned during a kayaking excursion has reached a $7.2 milliom settlement in a lawsuit against the Hawaii private school that operated the spring break program. In announcing the amount Monday, lawyers for the family...

13 people dead as SUV falls into Philippine irrigation canal

Apr. 18, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

BAGUIO, Philippines (AP) — Thirteen people, many of them children, drowned when their SUV plunged into an irrigation canal in a northern Philippine mountain city, police said Monday. Police said 2 of the 15 occupants of the crowded SUV survived the accident with...

UN: 34 migrants drown off Djibouti after boat capsizes

Apr. 12, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thirty-four migrants have died after their boat capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the International Organization for Migrants said Monday. IOM regional director Mohammed Abdiker in Twitter posts said the migrants were being...

Man drowns when boat overturns on Oklahoma City lake

Apr. 10, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

A man drowned after the small boat he was on overturned in high winds on Lake Overholser on the city’s west side, according to the Oklahoma City fire department. Firefighters were called shortly after 6 p.m. Friday and found a police officer trying to help the man, who...

Officials release name of hiker who died at Connecticut park

Apr. 07, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday released the name of a hiker who went missing and was later found dead on Easter Sunday in Lovers Leap State Park in Connecticut. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection identified the hiker as Joao...

Suit seeks to reverse Trump changes to sea turtle protection

Apr. 07, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conservation groups sued on Tuesday to reverse changes made under former President Donald Trump to rules protecting sea turtles, even though federal regulators said a week ago that they were reconsidering some of those changes. The groups hope...

N Carolina police recover body of teen who drowned in lake

Apr. 05, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Deputies have recovered the body of a teenager who drowned in a North Carolina lake, a sheriff's office said. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday to a possible drowning at Falls Lake Reservoir in...

Woman found in bathtub in Phoenix home apparently drowned

Apr. 04, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A 30-year-old woman who was found underwater in a bathtub at a Phoenix home has died, authorities said. City firefighters responded to a house Sunday morning and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said it appears to be...

Iowa State crew club president discusses boat's capsizing

Apr. 04, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The president of Iowa State’s student crew club said winds that had been forecast to remain low picked up suddenly, causing a boat to capsize before the crew could return to shore, killing two crew members last week. Yaakov Ben-David, 20, a sophomore...

Florida woman's husband 'still saving lives' after drowning

Apr. 03, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Less than two years after her husband drowned while attempting to save a struggling swimmer during double-red flag conditions, Alisha Redmon said she was glad to see Beach officials finally take rip currents seriously. Stacey Redmon, 48,...