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'Don't leave me': Survivor recounts Lebanon boat sinking

Sep. 28, 2022 04:43 AM EDT

BOURJ HAMMOUD, Lebanon (AP) — Jihad Michlawi struggled to make ends meet as a chef in crisis-hit Beirut. The Palestinian had never considered taking a perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe until friends who did so persuaded him to try. Now, he's one of dozens of...

Boy pulled from lake after aunt allegedly pushed him dies

Sep. 26, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 3-year-old boy who was allegedly pushed into Lake Michigan in Chicago by his aunt last week has died, officials said. Josiah Brown, who had been in grave condition and was not expected to survive since he was pulled from the lake last Monday, was pronounced dead...

Typhoon heroes: 5 Filipino rescuers drown in flooded village

Sep. 26, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Noru left a trail of destruction in northern Philippine provinces on Monday with at least eight people dead, including a group of rescuers who were scrambling to save villagers trapped in floodwaters, officials said. Five government rescuers...

Drowning island nations: 'This is how a Pacific atoll dies'

Sep. 22, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

While world leaders from wealthy countries acknowledge the “existential threat” of climate change, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano is racing to save his tiny island nation from drowning by raising it 13 to 16 feet (4 to 5 meters) above sea level through land reclamation. ...

Prominent attorney Page Pate drowns off Georgia coast

Sep. 13, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A prominent Georgia defense attorney who often provided expert legal analysis for news organizations covering high-profile cases drowned over the weekend while swimming in waters near his coastal home, a coroner said Tuesday. Page Pate, 55, worked for more...

Police believe 3 children drowned by mother at NYC beach

Sep. 12, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three children were found dead on the beach near Brooklyn's famed Coney Island boardwalk early Monday and police believe they may have been drowned by their mother. The bodies of the children, identified by police as Zachary Merdy, 7; Lilana Merdy, 4, and...

Fleeing civilians drown amid new attacks in South Sudan

Sep. 08, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Frantic civilians are drowning as they flee a new eruption in fighting in South Sudan and perhaps hundreds have died in the attacks, the United Nations said Thursday. “Initial reports describe unimaginable scenes of Adidiang (town) set ablaze,...

Coroner: Man, 3 kids in Indianapolis pond died accidentally

Sep. 07, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man and his three young children who were found dead in a car submerged in a pond after leaving for a fishing trip died accidentally, and the man was intoxicated, the Marion County Coroner's Office said Wednesday. Kyle Moorman, 27, of Indianapolis, and his...

Man drowns in Lake Mohave near the Nevada-Arizona border

Sep. 04, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 44-year-old man has drowned in Lake Mohave near the Nevada-Arizona border, according to authorities. National Park Service rangers located and recovered the body Saturday near the Cottonwood Cove area of Lake Mohave within the Lake Mead National...

Border patrol: 9 migrants die crossing swift Texas river

Sep. 04, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

Officials on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border searched for more victims Saturday after at least nine migrants died while trying to cross the rain-swollen Rio Grande, a dangerous border-crossing attempt in an area where the river level had risen by more than 2 feet in a single day. ...