At Least 9 Drown Swimming Off the Coast of Southern France

The victims had ventured into the waves at various beaches despite high seas stirred up by strong winds that formed perilous underwater swells.

#drownings, #france, #mediterranean-sea

New Jersey’s Stunning Storm Toll Includes Many Who Drowned in Cars

Hurricane Ida killed at least 25 people in New Jersey — more fatalities than in any other state — as the monster storm whipped its way onto the Gulf Coast and tore north to New England.

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Trapped in Basements and Cars, They Lost Their Lives in Savage Storm

The storm’s victims included at least 15 people in New York State and 23 in New Jersey. Some died as waters inundated their basement homes.

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He Hired 2 Men to Kidnap His Wife. They Ended Up Drowning.

Lawrence Handley, 53, a business executive from Lafayette, La., pleaded guilty this week to three criminal charges after a plot to kidnap his estranged wife went badly awry.

#drownings, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #lafayette-la, #lawrence-handley

At Least 3 Dead After Tubers Go Over North Carolina Dam

Officials are still searching for two from a group of nine who tracked out to the Dan River around nightfall on Wednesday, the authorities said.

#dan-river-nc, #drownings

How to Keep Children Safe Around Water and Prevent Drowning

It’s an important safety issue to review every summer, and this may be an especially good moment to brush up.

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9-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Trying to Cross Rio Grande Into U.S.

The girl was found unconscious on an island on the Mexican side of the river near the Texas border and could not be revived.

#border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #drownings, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

Smugglers Throw Migrants Overboard; at Least 20 Are Feared Drowned

Several times in recent years, migrants trying to cross between Djibouti and Yemen have been thrown into the sea.

#djibouti, #drownings, #horn-of-africa, #international-organization-for-migration, #migrants, #smuggling, #united-nations, #yemen

Climate Change Is Making Winter Ice More Dangerous

A new study has found that cold-weather drownings are increasing sharply in warmer parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

#canada, #drownings, #environment, #global-warming, #ice, #ice-fishing, #japan, #plos-one-journal, #research, #united-states, #winter-season

U.K. Diplomat Earns Praise for China River Rescue

Relations between Britain and China are tense, but Stephen Ellison, the British consul general in Chongqing, was hailed as a hero for saving a drowning woman.

#china, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #drownings, #great-britain, #rescues, #social-media, #wechat-mobile-app, #weibo-corporation

At Least 74 Drown in Wreck Off Libya, U.N. Agency Says

A rubber raft crowded with at least 120 migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. The craft was on a notoriously dangerous route for refugees trying to reach European shores.

#drownings, #international-organization-for-migration, #libya, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Hundreds Die at Sea Off Senegal’s Coast on a Perilous Route to Europe

Those attempting to migrate from West Africa to Europe are once again taking a route so dangerous it’s known as “Barcelona or die.”

#africa, #canary-islands, #drownings, #europe, #international-organization-for-migration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #senegal

At Least 140 Drown in Worst Shipwreck of 2020, U.N. Agency Says

About 200 migrants were aboard a boat that caught fire and capsized on Saturday, hours after it had left Senegal for the Canary Islands, according to the International Organization for Migration.

#canary-islands, #drownings, #international-organization-for-migration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #senegal

New Jersey Man’s Body Is Recovered From the Depths of Lake Tahoe

Officials said the recovery this week of Ryan Normoyle’s body, which was 1,565 feet down, was the deepest ever recorded at the lake.

#boats-and-boating, #drownings, #lake-tahoe-nev, #normoyle-ryan-d-2020, #sonar, #south-lake-tahoe-calif

A Year of Heartbreak and Bloodshed at Fort Hood

More Fort Hood soldiers have died in homicides than in battle since 2016, and officials and family members are struggling to understand why.

#deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #fernandes-elder-n, #fort-hood-tex, #guillen-vanessa, #killeen-tex, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Detroit Firefighter Sivad Johnson Dies Trying to Save Girls From Drowning

Sgt. Sivad Johnson, 49, a 26-year veteran of the Detroit Fire Department, dived in to rescue the girls, who were later safely brought ashore.

#belle-isle-detroit, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #drownings, #fire-department-detroit-mich, #fires-and-firefighters, #sivad-johnson

In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks

Reinforcing summer safety with some of the special twists and dangers of this dangerous and twisty time.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drownings, #emergency-medical-treatment, #heatstroke, #sports-injuries, #summer-season, #trampolines

Naya Rivera’s Death Ruled Accidental Drowning

No traumatic injuries or disease were found, the medical examiner said.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #lake-piru-calif, #rivera-naya, #social-media, #ventura-county-calif

Body of Naya Rivera Found at California Lake, Authorities Say

Ms. Rivera, 33, went missing last week after going boating in Lake Piru with her young son.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #missing-persons, #rivera-naya, #ventura-county-calif

Body Found at Lake Piru Where Naya Rivera Disappeared

Ms. Rivera, 33, went missing last week after going boating in Lake Piru with her young son.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #missing-persons, #rivera-naya, #ventura-county-calif

Having Disturbing Thoughts as a New Parent? Here’s How to Cope

Intrusive thoughts can be terrifying. Exercises, like distancing, can reduce parents’ anxieties.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #drownings, #fear-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

How One Shoreline Took the Lives of 7 Young People

“Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches.

#death-and-dying, #drownings, #oceans-and-seas, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #swimming, #teenagers-and-adolescence

New York City Doesn’t Have to Suffer This Summer

Officials shouldn’t let the coronavirus end a long history of helping people stay cool.

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Four Amish Children Dead and One Is Missing After Buggy Overturns

A deputy coroner in northeastern Kentucky said their mother was able to reach the banks of a waterway and summon help on Wednesday.

#amish, #drownings, #kentucky, #rescues