Latest Drownings News

Coast Guard says Alaska charter boat likely capsized last year after flooding, killing 5

May. 22, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A fishing charter boat found partially submerged off an island in southeast Alaska last May likely capsized after its well deck flooded in rough seas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which investigated the incident that left five people dead, including two vacationing...

2 dead and 5 missing after a boat collision on the Danube River in Hungary

May. 19, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Police say two people have died and five are missing following a boat collision on the Danube River in Hungary. Hungarian police received a report late Saturday night that a man had been found with a head injury on the shore of the Danube near the town of...

Yoon rejects South Korean opposition's calls for special investigation of his wife and top officials

May. 09, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Thursday dismissed calls for independent investigations into allegations involving his wife and top officials, drawing quick, strong rebukes from his political rivals. After his conservative ruling party suffered a heavy loss...

Rape, terror and death at sea: How a boat carrying Rohingya children, women and men capsized

May. 08, 2024 01:43 AM EDT

MEULABOH, Indonesia (AP) — The boat glided across waters that were dark and still, under a night sky that was cloudless and calm. But on board, the 12-year-old girl quaked with fear. The captain and crew who she says had tortured her and three other women and girls were not...

Today in History: May 7, Nazi Germany surrenders

May. 07, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 7, the 128th day of 2024. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Nazi Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims (rams), France,...

A highway collapse in China kills 36 people and sends more than 20 cars down a steep slope

May. 02, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A section of a highway collapsed after heavy rains in a mountainous area in southern China, sending cars tumbling down a slope and leaving at least 36 people dead, authorities said Thursday. The Meizhou city government said that 23 vehicles have been found after a...

Kenyans in flood-prone areas are ordered to evacuate or will be moved by force as death toll rises

Apr. 30, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rain-swollen water levels at two Kenyan hydroelectric dams are at “historic highs” and people downstream should move away, the Cabinet said Tuesday, and ordered residents of flood-prone areas across the country to evacuate or they'll be moved by force. ...

South Korea's opposition leader urges the president to accept investigation of wife, top officials

Apr. 29, 2024 09:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Emboldened by his party’s recent election win, South Korea’s opposition leader Lee Jae-myung pressured President Yoon Suk Yeol to accept special investigations into allegations involving top officials and his wife, as they met Monday for talks on bipartisan...

Kenya postpones reopening of schools as flood-related deaths near 100

Apr. 29, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has postponed the reopening of its schools by one week due to ongoing flooding caused by heavy rains, as flood-related deaths since mid-March in the East African country neared 100. Some schools remained “adversely affected” by the flooding, the...

Man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in father's drowning, told police he was baptizing him

Apr. 26, 2024 08:28 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who told police he was exorcising a demon and performing a baptism when he shoved his father's head under water multiple times has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in his death. A jury found Jack Callahan, 22, guilty on Thursday,...