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Infant Falls Through Floor in Disheveled Home, Drowns

Ca'Mya Davis was just 11 months old

(Newser) - At just 11 months old, Ca'Mya Davis couldn't walk unassisted yet, but she was pulling herself up and walking along walls. On July 6, the Detroit infant was roaming what the Washington Post describes as a house in disrepair when she fell through a hole located in a... More »

Bode Miller's Wife Speaks Out on Toddler's Drowning

'I pray to God no other parent feels this pain'

(Newser) - The wife of Olympic skier Bode Miler has spoken out on the tragic death of 19-month-old daughter Emeline—and says she doesn't want any other mother to experience what she is going through. "It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl. I pray to... More »

Wife Disappears After Husband 'Drowns' on Lake Trip

Investigators are looking for Lori Barnes

(Newser) - An Idaho man's drowning death may not be so accidental after all, Fox News reports. The wife of Larry Isenberg, 68, said he fell from their boat and drowned in Lake Coeur d'Alene in February, but the county examiner now says he died with lethal levels of Benadryl... More »

Calif. Woman Drowns While Trying to Rescue 3 Kids

Tragedy in Half Moon Bay

(Newser) - One minute a California woman was taking pictures of kids on the beach; the next she was rushing into the water to save three of them, but that rescue attempt ended in her death. Bay City News reports the unidentified 47-year-old woman was at Half Moon Bay's Cowell Ranch... More »

Double-Amputee Army Vet Dies in Paddleboard Accident

(Newser) - A double-amputee Army veteran who was called an "adventure seeker" and "strong-willed man" by friends died Wednesday in the Chesapeake Bay while paddleboarding, NPR and the Washington Post report. Cody Iorns, 25, pushed off land near Annapolis, Md., around 6pm Wednesday with three other paddlers, but rough conditions—... More »

River in National Park Claims 2 Lives in As Many Weeks

The Kaweah River has claimed two lives this month

(Newser) - Two people have died in as many weeks at the same spot in California's Sequoia National Park. Per USA Today , the swift and dangerous Kaweah River most recently claimed the life of a 22-year-old man who leaped in to save a 5-year-old boy who'd slipped into the rapids... More »

Prosecutors Decide on Teens Who Taunted Drowning Man

State Attorney Phil Archer says no law forces you to help people

(Newser) - Florida prosecutors say they aren't charging a group of teens who taunted a drowning disabled man and recorded his death, the AP reports. State Attorney Phil Archer released a statement Friday announcing his office's decision not to criminally charge four juveniles and one adult for failing to help... More »

4 Snuck In to Apartment Pool. Only One Survived

Cops haven't yet figured out what happened

(Newser) - Three young people are dead after sneaking in to an apartment complex pool, and so far what happened to them remains a mystery. The bodies of Abril Yuliana Flores-Ojeda, 15; Brian Manuel Benites, 16; and Luis Enrique Delgado-Romero, 21, were found in the Durham, NC, pool around 3:30am Tuesday,... More »

Bode Miller's Toddler Drowned in 'Very Short Amount of Time'

Girl wandered into backyard pool, authorities say

(Newser) - "I have a small pulse. I have a small pulse," a man says in a harrowing 911 call released after the death of Olympic skier Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter . "I need an oxygen machine here. Like now." Earlier in the call, a woman says the... More »

Skier Bode Miller's 19-Month-Old Drowns

Emmy wandered away, was found in neighbor's pool on Saturday

(Newser) - A tragic turn of events for former Olympic skier Bode Miller: He and wife Morgan Beck Miller said Monday that their second child, a 19-month-old named Emmy, has drowned. ABC News reports Beck Miller and Emmy were at a neighbor's home in Orange County, Calif., on Saturday evening when... More »

'She Died Doing What She Loved With the One She Loved'

Urban explorer mourned following Philadelphia drowning

(Newser) - An urban explorer and photographer known for her images of abandoned spaces is being mourned as a "queen" of her Philadelphia community days after she died doing what she loved. Rebecca Bunting, 30, was taking photos inside a storm drain with her boyfriend Saturday when she was swept away... More »

Lorde Posted a Pic of a Bathtub. Her Fans Were Outraged

They didn't like the apparent reference to Whitney Houston

(Newser) - There's apparently a lot of crossover between Lorde fans and Whitney Houston fans: The 21-year-old singer's followers were outraged Thursday when she posted on Instagram a picture of her waiting bath captioned with the Whitney lyric "And iiii will always love you," USA Today reports. They... More »

Missing CDC Worker Found Dead

Timothy Cunningham disappeared almost 2 months ago

(Newser) - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared almost two months ago under what officials called "an extremely unusual set of circumstances" has been found dead. The body of Timothy Cunningham, 35, was found along the bank of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta Tuesday night, and the... More »

The Dad Couldn't Swim, Gave His Life to Save Daughter's

Anthony Burgess' 3-year-old knocked the car into neutral

(Newser) - "This dad did everything he could"—and gave everything he could. Anthony Burgess, 24, died Sunday while attempting to rescue his 3-year-old daughter from a Pontiac G6 that hold rolled backward into an Indianapolis pond. Police say the child accidentally hit the gear shift, putting the car into... More »

Snorkel Mask Criticized After Spike in Hawaii Drownings

9 have died off Maui in 2 weeks

(Newser) - Hawaiian authorities are urging swimmers and snorkelers to stay safe after what they describe as an "unprecedented" spike in drownings off the coast of Maui. Nine people, including at least three tourists from California, drowned near several beaches on the island between Jan. 14 and Jan. 27, ABC News... More »

His Son Died Looking for Treasure. Now He Wants 'Eric's Law'

Eric Ashby's body was pulled from Arkansas River in July

(Newser) - He went in search of gold and jewels and, like others that came before him, died in pursuit. Authorities have confirmed 31-year-old Coloradan Eric Ashby is at least the third person to die in search of Forrest Fenn's $2 million treasure , which the art collector claims is hidden somewhere... More »

New Gate Would Block Perilous Gorge, but Many Don't Want It

2 Cornell students died after crossing through Ezra's Tunnel, but locals say Ithaca gorge is iconic

(Newser) - Cornell University students have long wandered through a nearly 200-year-old tunnel that one nature official describes as "one of the most dangerous places in the entire Finger Lakes region," mainly to get to a popular (but illegal) swimming hole. Now, after two student drownings in seven years, the... More »

Pacific Island Trip Turns Deadly for South Dakota Lawmaker

State Rep. Craig Tieszen, brother-in-law drowned in kayaking accident

(Newser) - A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker's daughter, officials said Thursday. State Rep. Craig Tieszen, 68, a Republican from Rapid City, and his brother-in-law, Brent... More »

Rogue Wave Sweeps Twin Sisters to Their Deaths

They went for a beach stroll during Cabo vacation

(Newser) - Twin sisters who went out for a morning stroll along a beach have become the latest victims of the notorious rogue waves of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Family members say Barbara Thomas of McKinney, Texas, and Beverly Skripsky of Scottsdale, Ariz., were on the third day of their vacation when... More »

Teen Surfer Sought Irma's Waves. It Cost Him His Life

Zander Venezia drowned in dangerous conditions in Barbados

(Newser) - A young professional surfer is dead after venturing into waves generated by Hurricane Irma. Zander Venezia, 16, was surfing on the east coast of Barbados on Tuesday when he ran into trouble with a closeout set—a wave that breaks all at once so that a surfer doesn't have... More »

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