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Ex-Navy swimmer tried to drown security guard, officials say

Mar. 25, 2023 16:32 PM EDT

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Navy rescue swimmer is charged with attempted murder after Florida authorities say he almost drowned a security guard in a condominium's swimming pool. Okaloosa County sheriff's investigators say late Friday the security guard told Seth...

Water related deaths reported in Arizona days after storms

Mar. 19, 2023 12:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Days after storms dropped heavy rain on many parts of Arizona, authorities still are dealing with water-related deaths with more weather on the way, Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said an 81-year-man died after reportedly falling out of his kayak in the Salt River in Mesa on...

Deaths of 2 Mesa teenage girls in January ruled accidental

Mar. 14, 2023 17:09 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The deaths of two teenage girls in January have been ruled accidental with both drowning in a water retention basin, Mesa police said Tuesday. They announced that the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office determined 17-year-old Sitlalli Avelar and...

Officials: 14 women, children drowned in shipwreck off Yemen

Mar. 08, 2023 07:16 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least 14 women and children died in a shipwreck off Yemen's Red Sea coast earlier this week, authorities said Wednesday. The boat, with over two dozen of people on board, capsized off the province of Hodeida, according to a statement by the Fisheries Authority in...

2 men apparently drown after kayak capsizes in Arizona lake

Mar. 07, 2023 16:06 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Two two men are dead after apparently drowning in Lake Pleasant in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, authorities said Tuesday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials identified the victims as 28-year-old Christopher Govoni and 24-year-old Rogelio Ortiz. Their hometowns weren't...

Man faces execution in death of estranged wife, her daughter

Mar. 07, 2023 13:50 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate is facing scheduled execution Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing his estranged wife and drowning her 6-year-old daughter in a bathtub nearly 14 years ago. Gary Green, 51, is set to receive a lethal injection for the September 2009 deaths of Lovetta...

Police seek state review of Minnesota man's death

Mar. 04, 2023 16:04 PM EST

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis police department is asking state officials to review the case of a man whose death was ruled an accidental drowning after activists suggested he was beaten to death by officers. The Robbinsdale Police Department said Friday it wants...

2 dead as migrant boat capsizes off eastern Greek island

Mar. 01, 2023 07:09 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least two people drowned when an overloaded boat carrying nearly 30 migrants sank off Greece's eastern Aegean Sea island of Kos Wednesday, authorities said. Greece's coast guard said 24 people were rescued from the scene of the sinking, and a man and a...

Italy migrant tragedy death toll over 60; dozens missing

Feb. 28, 2023 06:07 AM EST

STECCATO DI CUTRO, Italy (AP) — The death toll rose to at least 63 in the migrant tragedy off Italy's southern coast after rescue crews recovered several more bodies Monday, driving home once again the desperate and dangerous boat crossings of people seeking to reach Europe. Dozens more were...

Ex-NFL player recovers after saving his kids from drowning

Feb. 22, 2023 13:54 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A former NFL running back said he's on the road to recovery after he nearly died while saving his two children from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle. Peyton Hillis issued a statement on Twitter, thanking those who helped him following...