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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 »

Man Posing for Photos Along Lake Michigan Drowns

Earl Helmuth, an Amish man, did not know how to swim

(Newser) - On Saturday night a 24-year-old Indiana man posed for photos alongside the woman he was due to marry; it was the last thing the two would do together. Earl Helmuth was swept off a lighthouse pier in Michigan City, Ind., by a wave thought to be at least 7 feet... More »

Drowned Syrian Toddler Had a Desperate Backstory

Aylan Kurdi, 3, and his family were en route to Canada from Syria

(Newser) - We now know the name of the drowned boy who has become a symbol of Europe's desperate migrant crisis. The National Post identifies the boy, whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach yesterday, as 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi of Syria. He perished when his small dingy, part of... More »

Cops: Teen Pushed Tot Into Pond So He'd Drown

Bobby Woods reportedly confessed

(Newser) - An East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home. Bobby Woods, 17, faces a charge of capital murder of a person under age 6. He... More »

Ariz. Mom Admits She Drowned Twin Sons: Cops

Family stopped her from drowning 3rd child

(Newser) - First responders found twin toddlers lying motionless on a bed when they responded yesterday afternoon to a 911 call in Avondale, Ariz., and despite their resuscitation efforts, both boys died, the AP reports. Adding an even more tragic element was the confession of the boys' 22-year-old mother, Mireya Lopez, who... More »

Girl Almost Drowns, Then Docs Discover Tumor

Emily Thomas was having increasingly violent seizures

(Newser) - In June 2014, Emily Thomas dipped under the water one more time as her family finished swimming, when she had a seizure. Seeing her body float to the surface, her parents performed CPR and, two minutes later, got her heart beating again. But when doctors performed an MRI scan at... More »

Annie Lennox's Daughter Loses Boyfriend in Hudson

Body pulled from river is likely that of Ian Jones, 32

(Newser) - Authorities believe they've found the body of a man who was dating Tali Lennox, daughter of Annie Lennox, after he went missing in the Hudson River on Saturday. Ian Jones, 32, and Lennox, 22, were kayaking near Staatsburg, NY, when their tandem boat capsized. "They were able to... More »

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