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ID, cause of death provided for missing NW Indiana girl

May. 16, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities identified and provided the cause of death Monday for a 3-year-old girl who was found dead after being reported missing. LaPorte County Coroner Lynn Swanson identified the girl as Amy Ivey and said her cause of death was asphyxiation secondary to...

Police: 2 Indiana brothers drown off Lake Michigan beach

May. 16, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

SAWYER, Mich. (AP) — Two of four Indiana teenagers pulled from the waters off a Lake Michigan beach in southwestern Michigan have died. Baroda-Lake Township Police Lt. Wesley Koza said Monday that the two drowning victims were brothers from South Bend, WSBT-TV reported. ...

Searchers recover 18-year-old man's body at Lake Pleasant

May. 16, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have located the body of an 18-year-old man who went missing while swimming at Lake Pleasant. AZFamily.com reported Monday that Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies recovered the body, making it the fourth fatality in the past month at the lake. ...

Louisiana: Child drownings up after years of falling numbers

May. 14, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Child drownings are on the rise in Louisiana, the state Department of Health said. And, it said, inability to swim, lack of supervision and unfenced pools, spas and water bodies are top causes of drownings among babies and children less than 15 years old. ...

Police run on foot from Massachusetts to DC to honor officer

May. 10, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in Massachusetts have begun a 425-mile (680-kilometer) journey on foot to the nation's capital to honor an officer that drowned last year as he tried to save a teen. Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia, a five-year veteran of the Worcester...

Boater who died in weekend drowning at Topaz Lake identified

May. 09, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after drowning in Topaz Lake over the weekend. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports 32-year-old Jacques “Jack” Castaneda was confirmed Monday as Nevada's first boating-related death this year. The Nevada...

High school student drowns in North Carolina lake

May. 04, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old high school student has drowned in a North Carolina lake, a sheriff's office said. The Hickory Daily Record reports Zimera Aveonna Smith of Hickory drowned after jumping from a dock at the Lookout Shoals Lake access off of Lookout Dam Road,...

Oklahoma couple drowns in rural North Dakota river

May. 02, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

MOTT, N.D. (AP) — An Oklahoma couple died in North Dakota when their pickup truck was swept into the Cannonball River. Hettinger County Sheriff Sarah Warner said Patrick and Joan Blake, both 74, of Arcadia, Okla., were driving Sunday in a rural part of the county when they sought...

Guardsman who drowned on Texas border had no float device

Apr. 27, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas National Guard member who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border while on duty was not equipped with a flotation device when he jumped in the Rio Grande to help a migrant who was struggling to swim across, state officials said Wednesday. Spc. Bishop Evans,...

ID released as search continues for missing Texas Guardsman

Apr. 24, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — The name of a Texas National Guard member who remains missing after going into the river along the U.S.-Mexico border to help two migrants who appeared to be drowning was released on Sunday by officials. The Texas Military Department identified the missing...