Latest Drownings News

UN: 43 Europe-bound migrants drown in shipwreck off Libya

Jan. 20, 2021 11:39 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, drowning at least 43 people, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration said the “tragic” shipwreck that took place a day earlier was...

Missouri lake where 17 drowned could get new duck boat tours

Jan. 8, 2021 6:11 PM EST

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A new company said it is planning to bring tours featuring “unsinkable” amphibious boats back to a Missouri lake where 17 people drowned when a duck boat sank in 2018. The owners of Branson Duck Tours LLC said they hope to begin the tours on Table Rock Lake near Branson...

Mexico recovers bodies of 53 bodies of migrants in 2020

Jan. 6, 2021 5:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday it recovered 53 bodies of migrants from several countries in 2020 who drowned or died of other causes in Mexico. The National Migration Institute said the dead were mostly from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti. Some of the migrants were...