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His Girl Drowned While Fishing. Was It an Accident or Murder?

Wendell Lindsey's daughter died in 1990

(Newser) - "I let her down," says Wendell Lindsey of his 10-year-old daughter Jeanette, who drowned on Feb. 27, 1990, despite his attempts to save her. Lindsey was 33 at the time; he's now 62, and serving a life sentence at the Alfred D. Hughes Unit prison in Gatesville,... More »

Coroner Rules on What Killed Cranberries Singer

Dolores O'Riordan died in an accidental drowning after a night of heavy drinking

(Newser) - The sudden death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan in January stunned the world, and a new development may prompt further shock waves. An inquest in the UK took place Thursday on what would have been the performer's 47th birthday, and the court heard that O'Riordan died of... More »

Exhausted Moose Drowns After Crowd Scares It Into Water

The tired animal had just made a long swim from New York to Vermont

(Newser) - Vermont wildlife officials say a moose drowned in Lake Champlain after people crowded around the animal to take its picture, per the AP . Fish and Wildlife Officer Robert Currier tells WCAX that the moose swam across the lake from New York to South Hero, Vt., on Saturday. He says it... More »

Bode Miller's Wife Posts Tragic Pic of Their Baby Girl

19-month-old Emeline Grier died in a drowning accident earlier this year

(Newser) - Two months ago, little Emeline Grier died in a pool accident . Now her mother, Morgan Miller—the wife of former Olympic skier Bode Miller—is making one of Emeline's final moments public with an Instagram photo , reports Fox News . The pic shows Morgan cradling the 19-month-old as she is... More »

Missing US College Student's Body Washes Ashore in Israel

TeNiya Jones drowned after being caught in a rip current

(Newser) - The Florida 19-year-old who was caught in a rip current during a Tel Aviv beach swim Saturday has been found dead. TeNiya Jones, a University of Kentucky sophomore who was studying in the school's exchange program in Jordan, took a weekend trip to Israel with two friends before her... More »

A Toddler Drowned in a Day Care Pool. Her Twin Just Died

Tragedy in Tennessee at unlicensed child-care facility

(Newser) - A Tennessee toddler drowned in a day care's swimming pool Friday, and now her twin brother has also succumbed to his injuries, per the Knoxville News Sentinel . The little boy, identified by People as Elijah Orejuela, died Sunday after two days on life support; his sister, Elyssa Orejuela, died... More »

Boy Dies Days After Grandma Died Trying to Save Him

Jaxon Lawrence, 5, never regained consciousness after drowning

(Newser) - Vermont State Police say a 5-year-old boy has died two days after his grandmother died while trying to save him from drowning, the AP reports. Authorities say Jaxon Lawrence was pronounced dead at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Sunday. Police say Jaxon fell off a toy flotation device in the water of... More »

Scout Leader Drowns While Saving Boy

The scout emerged from the incident unscathed

(Newser) - A Boy Scout leader has drowned after saving a boy struggling in a Utah pond, the AP reports. Authorities say the man was watching over a group of 10- and-11-year-old boys learning swimming techniques Wednesday night when one started having trouble in the water. Salem Police Chief Brad James tells... More »

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 »

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