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Body recovered, half-brother sought around Yellowstone lake

Sep. 21, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Rescue crews in Yellowstone National Park recovered the body of a 67-year-old Washington state man and searched around a lake Tuesday for his half-brother after the pair failed to return from a backcountry canoe trip. A 10-person...

Police ID body of man who apparently drowned in Tempe lake

Sep. 21, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An 18-year-old man apparently drowned after jumping into Tempe Town Lake early Tuesday, authorities said. Tempe police said Jacobi Walker was at the lake with friends when he entered the water on his own around 1:15 a.m. and didn’t resurface. ...

Investigators identify man who drowned in Lake Lanier

Sep. 21, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who recently drowned in a north Georgia lake as a Gwinnett County man. The man — Nermin Rustempasic, 42, of Duluth — was found dead in Lake Lanier last week. His body was found about...

Police release name of woman who drowned in Lake Champlain

Sep. 20, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police on Monday released the name of the woman who apparently fell off a sailboat and drowned in Lake Champlain off Cedar Island near Charlotte last week. An autopsy determined that Katherine Curley, 74, of Evergreen, Colorado, died...

Toddler drowns on lake on Georgia-South Carolina line

Sep. 20, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has drown in a lake on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The drowning happened Sunday afternoon on Lake Hartwell, WYFF-TV reported. The coroner in Georgia’s Stephens County identified her as...

Second Alabama man dies in floodwaters after heavy rain

Sep. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (AP) — A man who was kayaking with his children following heavy rains saved the kids when the current became too strong but couldn't get himself out of the water and drowned, officials said Monday. Johnny Henderson III, 35, of Hazel Green was...

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...