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2 Iowa State crew members died their first time on the water

Oct. 21, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa State University crew club members were participating in their first practice on the water when they drowned in March after their boat capsized in strong winds, according to newly released investigative findings. The pandemic had kept the...

Man found dead in Scottsdale canal was accidental drowning

Oct. 20, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A 23-year-old man whose body was found in a Scottsdale canal in July apparently was intoxicated and drove a rented scooter into the water, according to authorities. Scottsdale police said Wednesday that Robert “Bobby” Cuillo’s death has...

Body of California woman who drowned in Colorado River found

Oct. 19, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a California woman who reportedly drowned along with her husband in the Colorado River last week was recovered Tuesday, according to authorities in Arizona. Mohave County Sheriff’s officials said the body of 68-year-old Suzan...

Man drowns at North Carolina lake in fourth incident in 2021

Oct. 18, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office said a man drowned in a lake on Monday, the fourth such incident at the lake in 2021. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies along with emergency personnel were called to a boat...

France commemorates the 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris

Oct. 17, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, including Algerian protesters and their descendants, on Sunday commemorated the 60th anniversary of a bloody police crackdown in Paris during the final year of Algeria's independence war with its colonial power. The tribute march was...

Second body recovered after vehicle swept from Texas bridge

Oct. 16, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

ST. HEDWIG, Texas (AP) — The body of a 52-year-old woman who drowned when the vehicle she was driving was swept from a bridge near San Antonio has been recovered. The body was recovered from the vehicle in up to 10 feet of water Friday afternoon in the town of St....

Family whose son drowned in pond donates sonar device

Oct. 16, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SHEPHERD, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan couple whose 4-year-old son drowned in a pond has donated a sonar device to police to use in similar emergencies. John and Rachel Kenny said they bought the device with money remaining from a GoFundMe account following the death of...

11 kids drowned, 10 rescued in Indonesian river cleanup

Oct. 15, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java Province, officials said Saturday. Local officials said 150 students from an Islamic junior high school were participating...

Authorities identify drowning victim as California man, 75

Oct. 15, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified one of two people who drowned in the Colorado River as a 75-year-old California man. The sheriff's office in Mohave County, Arizona, said Friday that divers are continuing their search for the body of a woman...

Mohave County Sheriff's Office: 2 drown on Colorado River

Oct. 15, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County authorities say two people drowned Thursday on the Colorado River north of Lake Havasu City. One person on board a boat fell into the water near Topock Gorge while trying to to retrieve a personal item and a second person...