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Dad Drowns Trying to Save His Daughters

And a swimmer goes missing about 100 miles away in NC

(Newser) - A father drowned Monday along the North Carolina coast trying to save his three daughters, WJHL reports. Rick Brown's girls were caught in a rip current off Shackleford Banks, and the 35-year-old Piney Flats, Tenn., man was unable to get back to shore on his own after trying to... More »

Dad Dies Trying to Save Drowning Daughter in Hawaii

'He jumped in and tried to save her'

(Newser) - A father died trying to rescue his drowning daughter Saturday in Hawaii, CBS News reports. Six-year-old Mina Hornor of Berkeley, California, was walking along the rocks at the Makapuu Tide Pools on Oahu when she fell in the ocean. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says she was knocked into the water by... More »

Mountain Goat Dies Trying to Escape Alaska Crowd

It jumped into water to avoid photographers

(Newser) - After the unfortunate death of a mountain goat, Alaska residents and visitors have been urged not to act like the paparazzi when they encounter wildlife. The goat, which had apparently wandered down from a mountain into the city of Seward, drowned on Saturday while trying to escape a crowd that... More »

Men Trying to Save Child Drown in Lake Michigan

Woman taken to hospital, child was unharmed

(Newser) - Two men drowned while trying to rescue a child struggling in powerful currents in Lake Michigan on Saturday. David Halford, 37, and Kyle Reibly, 26, were among a group of four that entered the water at Wells Street Beach in Gary, Ind., after the child around 2:30pm. "We... More »

Swim Team Captain Drowns During Lifeguard Tryouts

Coach says star swimmer's death is 'unfathomable'

(Newser) - Jack Jakubek was one of the last people anybody would ever expect to drown: The 22-year-old had been captain of the swim team in high school and at the State University of New York at Cortland, where he set records in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke, KTLA reports. But during... More »

Young Brothers Fall Into River, Drown on Mother's Day

Boys, 7 and 10, were swept away in Colorado

(Newser) - Two young brothers died after falling into a fast-moving river in Colorado on Mother's Day, the AP reports. The Larimer County coroner identified the boys Monday as 7-year-old Daniel Foreman and 10-year-old Paul Foreman of Lyons, and said that both drowned in the Little Thompson River Sunday afternoon. Their... More »

Three Girls Drowned. Did Deputies Watch It Happen?

Families suggest cops could have done more

(Newser) - The families of three Florida teens who drowned in a stolen car are suggesting sheriff's deputies could have done more to save them, the Miami Herald reports. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has forcefully rebutted those allegations in this Facebook post . The office released hours of dashboard footage... More »

In Florida for Dad's Memorial, Man Drowns Saving Daughter

William Moritz died saving 6-year-old caught in rip current

(Newser) - As a GoFundMe page set up in his honor notes, William Moritz died doing "what any great father would do": saving his young daughter. The 28-year-old Michigan man was in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., for his own father's memorial service, per Action News Jax , but a morning swim on... More »

Search Over for Calif. Boys Swept Out to Sea

2 teens went missing Saturday afternoon in Ocean Beach

(Newser) - Four 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old walked into the surf with their arms linked in Ocean Beach, Calif., on Saturday, but only three came out of the rough waters, reports SF Gate. The Coast Guard called off the search for the two missing boys at dark, after a search that CNN... More »

3 Teen Girls Take Fatal Plunge in Stolen Car

Joyride turns into tragedy

(Newser) - Three teen girls allegedly stole a car in Florida Wednesday night—a joyride that ended tragically when the car plunged into a Pinellas County pond, killing all three, WFLA reports. The owner of the Honda had given the girls a ride and stopped at a Walmart, which is when cops... More »

Teen Drowns While Volunteering at Beach Cleanup

She was a valedictorian candidate and track star

(Newser) - A 17-year-old track star and valedictorian candidate drowned while volunteering at a beach cleanup in Southern California, My News LA reports. Thuy Tran, a student at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School in Los Angeles, was swept away by a wave at Santa Monica Beach on Saturday and wasn't... More »

Girl, 5, Pulls Drowning Mom to Shallow End of Pool

As soon as she turned her mother over she ran for help

(Newser) - Last Friday was a normal "mommy-daughter" day for Tracy Anderwald and her 5-year-old daughter, Allison. The two were playing Marco Polo in a backyard pool in Portland, Texas, but the next thing Anderwald knew, she was waking up in a nearby hospital without a clue as to how she... More »

Pair's Mysterious Drowning Investigated 35 Years Later

Michelle, William Becker last seen at a dinner the night before their bodies were found

(Newser) - It's been exactly 35 years since the mysterious March 10, 1981, drowning of a Long Island couple, but their family and community are still calling on somebody—anybody—to come forward with information so they can finally piece together what happened, reports NBC News . The Department of Environmental Conservation... More »

Wave Hits Couple Walking on Beach, Only One Survives

A 60-year-old man appears to have died trying to rescue his wife

(Newser) - A 60-year-old man from Northern California is dead after he and his wife were swept out to sea by a powerful wave earlier this week, CBS San Francisco reports. It appears Larry and Claudia Moore were walking along the beach near Pacifica Pier when a sneaker wave pulled Claudia Moore... More »

BASE Jumpers Survive Plunge Only to Drown in Big Sur Waves

It's a technical, short jump to a small landing spot at the water's edge

(Newser) - Two BASE jumpers swept into the Pacific Ocean after plunging 280 feet from the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur last week are presumed dead. Authorities found a helmet and parachute on the beach on Saturday, reports CBS News , and are piecing together the details of the Jan. 20 jump that... More »

Dartmouth Swimmer Dies Trying to Do Laps Without Breathing

Tate Ramsden went into distress while still underwater

(Newser) - Tate Ramsden swam for Dartmouth College as a freshman and sophomore, but the Tennessee 21-year-old, who was planning to graduate from Dartmouth in 2017, died Saturday at a Sarasota, Fla., YMCA pool while visiting the city with his family over the holiday weekend. Ramsden was swimming there with his sister,... More »

Missouri Cop Charged After Handcuffed Man Drowns

He ended up in a lake without a life vest

(Newser) - A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than 18 months after a man in his custody drowned with his hands cuffed behind his back. A special prosecutor says he decided to charge Trooper Anthony Piercy with "recklessly causing the death" of 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson... More »

Cops: Dad Purposely Drove Into Lake, Drowned Family

He and his wife were estranged

(Newser) - Police say the horrific deaths of a couple and their three young children who drowned when their SUV went into a lake was no accident. Instead, they're calling it a murder-suicide, reports KPHO . The husband, 27-year-old Glenn Baxter, deliberately drove the vehicle into Tempe Town Lake in Arizona after... More »

Family of 5 Dead as SUV Goes Into Lake

Parents, 3 young children drown in Arizona

(Newser) - A Phoenix family of five is dead after their SUV plunged into a lake in Tempe, Arizona, reports ABC15 . Police say Glenn Baxter, 27, wife Danica, 25, and kids Reighn, 3, Nazyiah, 2, and Zariyah, 1, drowned when the vehicle went over an embankment shortly after midnight Sunday into Tempe... More »

Girl Thrown in Pond Dies; More Charges Loom for Dad

Alan Lassiter already charged with trying to drown his 3 kids

(Newser) - The North Carolina man accused of trying to drown his children faces new charges after his 3-year-old daughter died yesterday, three days after police say Alan Tysheen Eugene Lassiter tried to drown her and her sister in an apartment complex pond. Authorities have not released the girl's name. The... More »

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