Drownings

October 10, 2017 - 3:38 pm
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Two men who were trying to save a boy as he struggled in Gulf Coast waters churned up by Hurricane Nate drowned near a condominium development in Alabama, police said Tuesday. A search for Bradley Murphy, 21, of Elberta was suspended Tuesday afternoon after a body washed up...
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Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, walk towards the nearest refugee camp at Teknaf, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when deadly attacks by a Rohingya insurgent group on police posts prompted Myanmar's military to launch "clearance operations" in Rakhine state. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 29, 2017 - 9:05 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. migration agency said Friday that more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims who were fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh. Spokesman Joel Millman of the International...
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September 28, 2017 - 5:28 pm
CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania coroner says a boat struck a teenager in the head after she fell out of it, causing her to drown. Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland says 17-year-old Leah Loomis drowned in Newton Lake on Tuesday. He ruled her death an accident. Loomis was...
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September 19, 2017 - 12:08 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the...
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September 14, 2017 - 1:58 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A boat crowded with construction workers capsized in the Yamuna River in northern India early Thursday and at least 19 people have drowned, officials said. A search is underway for missing passengers, said senior police officer Ram Kumar. More than 60 people were on the boat...
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Mourners gather for Harvey victim Benito Juarez Cavazos at Del Pueblo Funeral Home in Houston, Texas, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Cavazos, 42, was found dead in a parking lot after floodwaters receded Tuesday near a Houston freeway. His death was being listed by police as a drowning or accident. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
September 02, 2017 - 2:00 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Benito Juarez Cavazos had come to Texas illegally from Mexico on his own as a young teen and was in the process 28 years later of getting his green card when he was swept away in the floodwaters left by Harvey. Cavazos, 42, had recently received a work permit and Social Security card...
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This undated photo shows Andrew Pasek, a 25-year-old Houston man killed in Harvey on a mission to check on his sister's cat when he stepped on a live electrical wire Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. He warned away a friend who moved closer to help him. "He said, 'Don't touch me. I'm dying,'" according to his mother, JoDell Pasek. His parents want people to understand the dangers of walking in floodwaters when the electricity is still on. (Perlita Duque via AP)
September 01, 2017 - 8:26 pm
It's been four days since volunteer rescuers Ben Vizueth and Gustavo Rodriguez went missing in Harvey's murky floodwaters when their boat hit submerged power lines and everyone was pitched overboard. The bodies of two other men on the boat at the time — Vizueth's brother, 45-year-old Yahir Rubio-...
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Family members react as a van is pulled out of the Greens Bayou with the bodies of several family members on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. The van was carried into the bayou during Tropical Storm Harvey as the water went over the bridge. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 01, 2017 - 6:40 pm
It's been four days since volunteer rescuers Ben Vizueth and Gustavo Rodriguez went missing in Harvey's murky floodwaters when their boat hit submerged power lines and everyone was pitched overboard. The bodies of two other men on the boat at the time — Vizueth's brother, 45-year-old Yahir Rubio-...
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Family members react as a van is pulled out of the Greens Bayou with the bodies of several family members on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. The van was carried into the bayou during Tropical Storm Harvey as the water went over the bridge. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 4:11 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in. Harvey is about to release its dead. In Texas, the official death toll surpassed 30 on Wednesday and was expected to climb as authorities...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 9:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Houston officials say they are working to resume various city operations now that the flood waters from Tropical Depression Harvey have begun to recede. Bus service and the city's light rail system are set to...
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