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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...

Family of 4 Went to the Beach. Only One Left It

2 kids presumed dead after father drowns in sneaker wave

(Newser) - A California woman went to the beach with her partner and two children on Sunday, but tragically, she was the only one to return home. A sneaker wave struck at Blind Beach near Jenner around 2:30pm, knocking down the couple, their 4-year-old son, and 7-year-old daughter, Monte Rio Fire...

US Couple Dies on Their Honeymoon
US Couple Dies on
Their Honeymoon

US Couple Dies on Their Honeymoon

Mohammad Malik and Noor Shah were only 4 days into their marriage

(Newser) - For Mohammad Malik and Noor Shah, it was another day in paradise. Tragically, it was also their last. The New York City couple drowned last month near their Caribbean resort just four days after getting married, Newsday reports. "It's a devastating loss," said Malik's father, Maqbool....

Her 10-Year-Old Was Pulled Out to Sea. Kevin Saved the Day

Texas mom raises nearly $25K for wedding of man who rescued her daughter from riptide in Calif.

(Newser) - Kevin Cozzi was in the right place at the right time—and a Texas mom now wants to reward him for it. Per KXXV and KFSN , Samantha Whiting was at a beach in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 15 with her children on their last day of vacation when she saw...

Recovery of Man's Body Is Deepest Ever in US

Remains of Ryan Normoyle retrieved from 1,565 feet below the surface

(Newser) - The body of a man missing since August has been retrieved from 1,565 feet below the surface of Lake Tahoe in what's thought to be the deepest recovery ever recorded in the US. Ryan Normoyle's body was recovered Sunday, some seven weeks after the 29-year-old disappeared. He'...

Handcuffed Suspect Jumps in Bay, Drowns

Cops say he bolted from custody

(Newser) - A handcuffed Florida man died after bolting from police custody and jumping into Boca Ciega Bay, where he drowned, authorities said. Treasure Island police arrested Donnie Brownlow Jr., 33, after responding to a domestic disturbance Sunday evening around 7:40pm, the Tampa Bay Times reports. He was in custody on...

Heroic Teenager Dies After Saving Her Family

Raina Lynn Neeland was only 18

(Newser) - A heroic Minnesota teenager is dead after saving her relatives from perilous river waters, the Star-Tribune reports. Raina Lynn Neeland, 18, pulled out the youngsters—including one who was only 6—from Clearwater Lake before losing her life. "Raina jumped in without hesitation and pulled three little ones out...

Rivera May Have Saved Her Son With Last Breath

4-year-old said mom pushed him onto boat, then disappeared

(Newser) - Naya Rivera's last act was to save her son, according to police. Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub described the Glee actress' final moments, as recounted by her 4-year-old son, at a press conference Monday afternoon, shortly after a body believed to be Rivera's was found at California's...

This Is the Last Known Footage of Naya Rivera
This Is the Last Known
Footage of Naya Rivera

This Is the Last Known Footage of Naya Rivera

Video shows actress, son heading out on Lake Piru hours before she was reported missing

(Newser) - Authorities have released footage of what are thought to be some of Naya Rivera's final moments. A security video shared Thursday shows two people—presumed to be the 33-year-old actress and her 4-year-old son—exiting a vehicle at Lake Piru in California's Los Padres National Forest around 1pm...

World Champion Snowboarder Dies While Spearfishing
World Champion 
Snowboarder Drowns

World Champion Snowboarder Drowns

Alex Pullin had been spearfishing off Gold Coast

(Newser) - Australia is mourning one of its greatest-ever winter athletes. Alex "Chumpy" Pullin drowned Wednesday while spearfishing on an artificial reef off Queensland's Gold Coast, the BBC reports. The 32-year-old, a two-time world snowboarding champion, was Australia's flag-bearer at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He was spotted unconscious...

Teen Rescues Younger Friend, but Loses His Own Life

Boy, 17, jumped in water to save 12-year-old

(Newser) - The unimaginable occurred Sunday at a Northern California lake when, as a sheriff's sergeant puts it, a 17-year-old boy "basically gave his life to save" a 12-year-old friend. The younger boy entered the water at the Lake Camanche reservoir's Eucalyptus Day Use Area, but he didn't...

3 Family Members Found Dead in NJ Pool Drowned

They had moved into the home just 20 days prior

(Newser) - Three members of a New Jersey family who were found dead in a backyard pool on Monday afternoon drowned, per the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. A neighbor called 911 after hearing screams, and NJ.com reports Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year old daughter-in-law, Nisha Patel, and her 8-year-old daughter...

Police: Mom Drowned Her 'Voiceless' Son in a Canal

Patricia Ripley, 45, has been charged in Florida

(Newser) - A Miami woman faked her son's abduction after trying to drown him twice, with witnesses rescuing the boy from a canal the first time, and the second attempt ending in the boy's death, officials said Saturday. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Patricia Ripley, 45, is facing...

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