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  • Golfer drowns in pond while searching for his ball

    02/28/2021 5:11:17 PM PST · by nascarnation · 57 replies
    WFLA ^ | 2/28/2021 | WFLA Staff`
    PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Deputies said a 74-year-old man playing golf at a country club in Oldsmar drowned in a pond while looking for his golf ball. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the East Lake Woodlands Country Club after reports of missing 74-year-old Hermilo Jazmines. Jazmines was last seen looking for his golf ball near the green of hole three at the golf course.
  • Harvey horror: Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom

    08/30/2017 9:43:25 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 88 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 30, 2017
    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods. Capt. Brad Penisson of the fire-rescue department in Beaumont said the woman's vehicle got stuck Tuesday afternoon in the flooded parking lot of an office park just off Interstate 10. Squalls from Harvey were pounding Beaumont with up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain an hour at the time with 38 mph (60 kph) gusts, according to the National Weather Service. Penisson...
  • Troopers: Mountain goat harassed by people drowns near downtown Seward

    07/19/2016 3:56:50 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Alaska News ^ | 18 July 2016 | Chris Klint
    A mountain goat that entered Resurrection Bay in Seward and drowned Saturday was crowded into the water by people following it through the downtown area, troopers said... "It is imperative that wildlife is given adequate space to be able to leave a congested area like downtown Seward," troopers wrote. "(P)eople not giving the animal space and getting close to take photos resulted in a wild animal dying for no cause."
  • Charlie Hebdo cartoon on Alan Kurdi is 'disgusting,' says aunt

    01/14/2016 7:56:02 PM PST · by balk · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | CBC News
    The aunt of drowned Syrian refugee boy Alan Kurdi says a controversial new cartoon from French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is "disgusting." "I hope people respect our family's pain. It's a big loss to us. We're not the same anymore after this tragedy. We're trying to forget a little bit and move on with our life. But to hurt us again, it's not fair," said Tima Kurdi from her home in Port Coquitlam, B.C. The cartoon suggests that Alan Kurdi, had he grown up, would have been like the sexual attackers in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve.
  • Aylan Kurdi: Drowned boy’s father accused of being people smuggler in charge of boat that crashed

    09/12/2015 9:33:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 9/11/2015 | Daniel Meers and Ben McClellan
    THE father of the three-year-old boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, rocking the whole world to its core, has been accused of being a people smuggler who captained the fateful voyage. A woman who lost two of her three children on the vessel made the stunning claims to Network Ten via her cousin, who lives in Sydney, on Friday night. The image of Aylan Kurdi’s dead body was the catalyst for Australia to accept 12,000 Syrian refugees who are fleeing persecution in their homeland.
  • Conroe man survives after 30 hours in the Gulf

    03/28/2012 6:54:52 AM PDT · by eastforker · 2 replies
    click2Houston ^ | 3/28/2012 | click2houston
    MATAGORTA BAY, Matagorda County - For hours after their boat sank, Ken Henderson and Ed Coen treaded water in the Gulf of Mexico, talking about life and death while struggling to survive. For more than 30 hours, it worked. Then Henderson was forced to make a decision that would save his life, but not his best friend's. "This is the last-ditch effort, but I'm going to go for help or you're not going to make it," Henderson told Coen, just before cutting the strap that connected them in the deep, cold waters off the Texas coast. "I understand," Coen responded,...
  • Gene Robinson: Life Goes On (sure it does, Gene)

    01/19/2010 9:41:40 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 8 replies · 700+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2010 | Eugene Robinson
    Scott Brown beats Martha Coakley -- and life goes on Well, that was quick. I thought the Apocalypse would be, you know, more of a blockbuster production, with a lot of explosions and computer-generated effects. Instead, just a phone call of concession -- offstage, no less -- from Martha Coakley to Scott Brown. You’d think from the overheated commentary that this was the end of the world (as we know it). Instead of having 20 more votes in the Senate than the Republicans, the Democrats now have only 18 more votes. Run for your lives. From the Democratic Party’s point...
  • Madoff associate had heart attack, drowned in pool

    10/26/2009 11:07:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,710+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/09 | Brian Skoloff - ap
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A man accused of making more than $7 billion off the investment schemes of jailed financial manager Bernard Madoff drowned after having a heart attack, authorities said Monday. Jeffry Picower, 67, was found at about noon Sunday by his wife, Barbara, at the bottom of a pool at their oceanside mansion. She pulled him from the water with help from a housekeeper. He died a short time later at a nearby hospital. An autopsy conducted Monday found he suffered a heart attack and drowned, said Dr. Michael Bell, chief medical examiner for Palm Beach County....
  • Man drowns in manure lagoon

    12/23/2008 4:38:21 PM PST · by grame · 33 replies · 857+ views
    Peru Daily Tribune | 12/22/08
    Bluffton, In - Authorities say a Bluffton man apparently drowned when a skid loader he was operating fell into a manure lagoon in Wells County. An Indiana conservation officer says 23 yr old Nicholas Cruz had been cleaning out a cattle lot at Sunny Park Dairy and dumping manure into the lagoon when he apparently lost control of the skid loader.
  • Dozens of Taliban drowned crossing river

    06/03/2007 8:04:57 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 67 replies · 1,746+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | June 03 2007
    Coalition forces in Afghanistan say around 60 Taliban militiamen drowned while attempting to cross the Helmand river, one of the country's biggest. They were fleeing military forces in the Kajaki district and had constructed a makeshift raft of tyre tubes and wooden planks.
  • U.S. drunk driving deaths rise

    05/29/2007 11:22:46 AM PDT · by Millee · 77 replies · 1,480+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/29/07 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Alcohol-related deaths on U.S. roads rose to their highest level in 14 years in 2006, while the overall number of people killed in traffic crashes declined slightly but still topped 43,000, according to preliminary government estimates Friday. The Transportation Department said that drunken driving deaths rose 2.4 percent to 17,941 after a slight decline in 2005. It was the highest level since 1992 when 18,290 deaths were reported. Alcohol-related fatalities accounted for 41 percent of all traffic deaths, which dropped less than 1 percent last year to 43,300. Annual auto deaths have hovered around 43,000 for the past...
  • New clues to Titanic disaster

    08/23/2005 6:06:00 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 69 replies · 2,733+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 24 August 2005
    EXPLORERS have found a previously unknown site scattered with artefacts from the Titanic that could shed new light on the final moments of the world's most famous ocean liner. "We found a new debris field about 900 metres south of the stern, which supports my long-standing belief that the Titanic began to break apart and sink further south than where she currently sits," expedition leader G. Michael Harris said today. Mr Harris, whose grandfather led the first wave of expeditions in the early 1980s, made the 4km dive with his 13-year-old son through freezing waters in a three-man submersible. The...
  • Newly Discovered Mary Jo Kopechne Photo

    07/31/2005 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Optic Nerve · 142 replies · 6,291+ views ^ | Aug 1 2004 | Howie Carr
    First time on the internet... A newly found photo of Mary Jo Kopechne has been posted at This is not the standard "yearbook" photo of Mary Jo.

    05/02/2005 6:04:12 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 926+ views
    1010 WINS - CAPE MAY POINT, N.J. ^ | May 2, 2005 7:13 am US/Eastern | 1010 WINS - CAPE MAY POINT, N.J.
    N.J. Rescue teams planned to resume their search Monday morning for the body of a boy scout who fell off a whale watching boat this weekend and is presumed drowned. Nicholas Johs, 14, of Boy Scout Troop 26 of Staten Island, N.Y., fell off the Whale Watcher II at about 2 p.m. Saturday. At the time, the 90-foot boat was about 200 yards off Cape May Point, and the crew encountered some rough seas. Witnesses told police that despite several warnings, Johs and some other troop members were jumping up and down in the front of the boat in time...
  • Fort Worth seeks answers after man, 3 children drown

    06/18/2004 5:17:05 AM PDT · by Max Combined · 20 replies · 511+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2004 | THOMAS KOROSEC
    FORT WORTH -- More than 1,000 people gathered downtown to mourn the deaths of three youths and an adult who drowned in the city's treasured Water Gardens, where they had gone to cool off because their hotel pool was closed. A massive sunken fountain designed to create a sense of "pseudo-danger" became a real death trap Wednesday evening when a girl fell into the water and the others tried to save her. All four were from the Chicago area and were in town attending a religious convention. "My father told me once that God sends his best into the worst...
  • Crossing the Delaware too dangerous for reenactment

    12/26/2003 2:54:31 AM PST · by sopwith · 6 replies · 348+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 26, 2003 | Jeffrey Gold
    WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. -- A Christmas Eve downpour after heavy rain and snow made the Delaware River too dangerous Thursday for the annual reenactment of George Washington's bold Revolutionary War crossing, grounding the actors for the second Christmas in a row. Last year, sleet, wind and strong currents prevented the crossing -- conditions similar to what Washington faced as he and his men crossed from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in the dark on Christmas Day 227 years ago. That 1776 maneuver led to key victories in Trenton and Princeton and reversed the Continental Army's fortunes. Even with the crossing reenactment...
  • Grandmother of Murder Kids Offered Custody

    12/11/2003 7:35:59 PM PST · by hotpotato · 13 replies · 229+ views
    abc ^ | Dec 12, 2003
    CLINTON, Ill. Dec. 11 — A woman accused of drowning her three young children in a car submerged in a lake had asked her mother to take custody of two of them just months before their deaths, the mother said Thursday. Two hours after Amanda Hamm cried as a judge read the first-degree murder charges against her, her mother, Ann Danison, said she couldn't help but wonder if she could have averted the tragedy. "She was my only child. My only grandkids. I don't have any more," Danison said, her voice breaking. "And I'll never have them." Six-year-old Christopher Hamm,...
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    11/27/2003 4:47:27 AM PST · by sopwith · 17 replies · 183+ views
    11/27/03 | none
    Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?" - Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973 - Ted Kennedy had a record of serious traffic violations. Their nature formed a pattern of deliberate and repeated negligent operation. Particularly bothersome was a June, 1958 conviction for "reckless driving." - On March 14, 1958, Deputy Sheriff Thomas Whitten had been on routine highway patrol outside Charlottesville, Virginia, when an Oldsmobile convertible ran a red light, sped off, then cut its tail lights to elude pursuit. A...
  • Britain's Drowned Landscapes (Ice Age Melt)

    09/21/2003 4:05:04 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 4,653+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-21-2003 | Robin McKie
    Britain's drowned landscapes New underwater technology to reveal an age when the UK was linked to Europe by plains and forests Robin McKie, science editor Sunday September 21, 2003 The Observer (UK) Herds of reindeer and horses migrated across its plains, huge forests covered much of the countryside and men and women made their homes by rivers and lakes. Then came the deluge, and this ancient Arcadia - which stretched across the North Sea, and covered the Channel - was inundated. All signs of human and animal activity were covered by several hundred feet of water. Only the occasional stone...
  • 10 Lifeguards On Duty When 4-Year-Old Drowned

    07/31/2003 10:37:27 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 13 replies · 231+ views to My Yahoo! ^ | Thu Jul 31, 8:01 PM ET | Oklahoma KOCO
    The city of Midwest City is investigating the death of a 4-year-old girl, who drowned in a metro pool with 10 lifeguards on duty at the time. The city's parks department said 10 lifeguards were present at Reno Swim and Slide when the girl, Tayana Bowers, went under water. Fifty-six people were swimming in the pool at the time - a lifeguard-to-swimmer staffing ratio that more than meets requirements under state law, Eyewitness News 5 reported. In addition to the lifeguards, an adult was also at the pool with Bowers. But that adult was also watching three other children, which...