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Investigators: Face Scratches a Clue to ER Actress's Death

Rep says Mary Mara may have had accidental fall before drowning

(Newser) - Update: Investigators believe actress Mary Mara may have suffered an accident before drowning in upstate New York on Sunday. That's according to rep Craig Dorfman, who tells TMZ that investigators found abrasions on Mara's face. Based on those abrasions, they think she may have fallen and hit her...

Union Defends Officers That Watched Man Drown

They weren't trained in water rescues, Tempe union says

(Newser) - Police officers in Tempe, Ariz., who refused to rescue a drowning man were following their training, which doesn't include water rescues, their union says. "Attempting such a high-risk rescue could easily result in the death of the person in the water and the officer, who could be pulled...

Cop to Drowning Man: 'I'm Not Jumping In'

Three officers in Tempe, Arizona, on leave after they watched a man drown

(Newser) - Three officers in Tempe, Arizona, have been placed on administrative leave after a transcript of their body cam video revealed a chilling scene: They ignored the pleas of a drowning man as he died on May 28, reports Fox10 . "I'm going to drown. I’m going to drown,...

Nationwide Lifeguard Shortage Prompts Closures and Delays

Up to half of the nation's pools could be affected by the labor shortage

(Newser) - Just in time for summer, there’s a nationwide shortage of lifeguards. The problem could affect up to half of America’s roughly 300,000 public swimming pools, not to mention beaches, per CNN, citing estimates from the American Lifeguard Association. Across the country, would-be swimmers are already finding delayed...

Dad, 2 Kids Drown in Fla. Pool: 'I Feel My Heart Crushed'

Police say it was the mother who found her family at Hollywood, Fla., home

(Newser) - Tragedy in South Florida after a dad and his two young children were found dead in their backyard swimming pool. Hollywood police say they received a call around 3:30pm on Thursday about three possible drownings at an area residence, and when they arrived they found an adult male and...

One Dead After Reservoir Ice Gives Way Under Skaters

William Smallfield, 72, died at Calif.'s Stampede Reservoir on Saturday

(Newser) - Eight people headed out for an afternoon of ice skating over the weekend on a frozen reservoir in Northern California. Six of them ended up falling through the ice, and one elderly man is now dead, reports NBC News . Per a series of releases from the Sierra County Sheriff's...

Toddlers Wander Into Neighbor's Pool, Drown

2 boys were being watched by their grandmother a few houses away in Belle Glade, Fla.

(Newser) - Two young boys drowned Wednesday in Florida after they wandered away from their grandmother and into a neighbor's pool. The boys, aged 2 and 3, were under the care of their grandmother at a Belle Glade house she regularly cleans, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office....

Cause of Death Announced for Grad Student Found in River

Coroner says Jelani Day, 25, drowned in Illinois River; Day's family says he was murdered

(Newser) - Update: Jelani Day, the Illinois State University grad student found dead in the Illinois River on Sept. 4, died by drowning, a coroner announced Monday. LaSalle County Coroner Richard Ploch noted the autopsy wasn't ideal, as the body had decomposed and been visited by predators. Still, "there was...

Man Presumed Dead After Tragic Leap: 'an Innocent Mistake'

Steve Allen, 67, presumed dead after attempting to jump across perilous rock chasm in Oregon

(Newser) - A California man is presumed dead after he apparently tried to jump across one of the West Coast's most "terrifying and majestic" natural wonders . Per an Oregon State Police statement , state troopers and emergency personnel responded to calls Thursday afternoon regarding a person who'd fallen into the...

His Last Act: Saving 2 Kids From Drowning

Missouri's Thomas J. Walker failed to emerge from Lake Michigan on Sunday

(Newser) - A Missouri man jumped into Lake Michigan to save two children from drowning, but was unable to save himself. Thomas J. Walker, 40, died Sunday after rescuing the two boys, who were his relatives, at the lakefront in Racine, Wisc., per CNN and TMJ4 . He'd entered the water near...

Student's Drowning Due in Part to Carbon Monoxide

Coroner decides it was a factor in Allyson Sidloski's May 22 death

(Newser) - A University of Cincinnati soccer player who drowned last month was apparently impacted by carbon monoxide, with WKYC reporting very high levels of it were detected in her blood. Allyson Sidloski, 21, died May 22 at Ohio's East Fork State Park. Cincinnati.com quotes Deputy Coroner Russell Uptegrove as...

4th Body Found in NC River, 1 Victim Still Missing

A family floating party turned tragic on Wednesday

(Newser) - A fourth person has been found dead after a family accidentally floated over a dam in a North Carolina river. A group of nine people were floating on inflatable tubes together on Wednesday night, but the group split up somehow, and some of them went over an 8-foot dam near...

Would-Be Hero Missing After Father and Son Drown

Police in Florida are in search of a good Samaritan

(Newser) - Authorities in Florida are in search of a man being called the Apollo Beach Hero after he selflessly tried to save a father and son caught in a riptide on Friday. Per Bay News 9 , the adult victim and his toddler son were swimming at the Tampa Bay beach when...

College Soccer Player Drowns in State Park

University of Cincinnati mourns 'extreme loss' of 21-year-old Allyson Sidloski

(Newser) - A weekend outing at a state park turned tragic for a women's soccer player from the University of Cincinnati. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that witnesses last saw Allyson Sidloski, 21, on Saturday afternoon hanging from a boat's swim platform at East Fork State Park before...

The Boys Were Skipping Stones, Then Fell Into the Lake

2 cousins apparently were unaware of steep drop-off in Massachusetts lake

(Newser) - Tiago Depina, 12, and his 13-year-old cousin were skipping rocks at a Massachusetts lake on Saturday evening when the people they were with realized they hadn't seen the boys for at least five minutes. Hours later, both boys were confirmed dead. NBC Boston reports Tiago and Rafael Andrande had...

Good Samaritan Dies Trying to Save Teen Swept Into River

High school student also died in Ohio tragedy

(Newser) - A fishing outing near an Ohio dam ended with the deaths of a high school student who fell into the river and a man who tried to rescue him, authorities said. Two other teenagers were hospitalized. The three teens were part of a larger group who were exploring and fishing...

Smugglers Throw Migrants Overboard, Killing at Least 20

UN agency says 80 migrants were tossed into sea during passage to Yemen

(Newser) - Smugglers threw some 80 migrants off a boat that was crossing from East Africa to the Arabian Peninsula on Wednesday, resulting in at least 20 drowning deaths, according to a UN agency. Yvonne Ndege of the UN's International Organization for Migration said at least five bodies were taken from...

Florida Golfer Dies While Reportedly Looking for Ball

Hermilo Jazmines drowned on the course

(Newser) - A Florida golfer died on the course Sunday morning, possibly in the search for a lost ball. CNN reports Hermilo Jazmines set out with a friend at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar. Shortly after 7:30am they reached the third hole, and Jazmines was last spotted looking...

Cops Investigating After Mom, Son Found in River

Pair appear to have accidentally drowned in New Jersey

(Newser) - A New Jersey family has experienced another tragedy after far too many of them in recent weeks. Warda Syed, 35, and her 11-year-old son, Uzair Ahmed, were found dead in a river in Boonton's Grace Lord Park on Tuesday evening after a passerby called 911 to report that a...

After Teen Found Dead, Friend's Mom Is Charged

Janet Irvin charged with failing to report the disappearance of Quawan Charles in Louisiana

(Newser) - When a teenage boy was found dead in a shallow pool of water in Louisiana in November, family members faulted Baldwin Police, who they said had failed to search for the boy when he was reported missing days earlier, and the mother of one of the boy's friends, who...

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