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Spain rescues 319 migrants at sea, 18 more feared drowned

Jan. 26, 2022 07:38 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Emergency services on Spain's Canary Islands say 319 people, including 59 women and 24 children, were rescued from seven different boats trying to reach the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, while activists say at least 18 migrants have died. Spanish rescue vessels...

2 Pakistani fishermen drown, 10 missing after boats sink

Jan. 23, 2022 06:34 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Three fishing boats sank off Pakistan's coast in stormy weather, drowning at least two fishermen and causing 10 others to go missing, as navy and maritime security vessels rescued 32 fishermen, a district official said Sunday. The boats sank Saturday in the...

Street renamed in honor of officer who drowned

Jan. 09, 2022 08:38 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The city of Worcester has renamed a street in honor of a city police officer who drowned last summer while trying to save a struggling teenager. What used to be called Skyline Drive is now known as Officer Manny Familia Way. The street sign is already in...

Coroner: Girl, 2, found dead in Indiana river had drowned

Jan. 06, 2022 12:19 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl found dead in November in a southern Indiana river days after duck hunters rescued her father from his partially submerged pickup truck had drowned, autopsy results show. The Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office said Emma Sweet died from...

Girl, 5, dies after being found in Chicago hotel's pool

Dec. 29, 2021 10:07 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 5-year-old who was pronounced dead at a hospital after being found unresponsive in a Chicago hotel's swimming pool. The girl was discovered unresponsive Tuesday afternoon in the pool at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Water...

Man dies after kayak flips in Atlanta lake

Dec. 26, 2021 12:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The body of a kayker who drowned in a lake in southwest Atlanta was pulled Sunday from the waterway, authorities said. Few details on the incident have been provided, but Atlanta Fire Department spokeswoman Alyssa Richardson confirmed to multiple news outlets that...

Award honors man who died trying to save kids from drowning

Dec. 26, 2021 00:04 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Houma man who died trying to save three children from drowning off Grand Isle has been honored with a prestigious award for heroism. Terrell Miller, Sr., 33, is among 17 people honored with the Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie Hero Fund, a...

Man found shot to death at southern Kansas lake

Dec. 23, 2021 15:11 PM EST

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in southern Kansas are investigating after a man was shot to death at a fishing lake. The Cowley County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call just after 6 p.m. Wednesday reporting a shooting at Cowley State Fishing Lake. After a search of...

UN: Over 160 migrants drown in shipwrecks off Libya

Dec. 21, 2021 06:50 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — More than 160 migrants drowned in two separate shipwrecks off Libya over past week, a United Nations migration official said Tuesday. The fatalities were the latest disasters in the Mediterranean Sea involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Safa Msehli, a...

FBI offers $10K for information in ISU grad student's death

Dec. 13, 2021 15:40 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The FBI is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information on the final hours of an Illinois State University graduate student who disappeared in August and was later found dead in a river. Jelani Day, a 25-year-old Illinois State University graduate...