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Man Drowns Trying to Save Wife, Dog in Rough California Surf

Man Drowns Trying to Save Wife, Dog in Rough California Surf

Photos[dot]com/Thinkstock(NOVATO, Calif.) — A California man who went into rough ocean waves to try and rescue his wife and dog drowned when he was pulled more than a half-mile off shore on New Year’s Day.The man, who was identified by Mercury News as…

Body of Blackfoot Man Pulled from Snake River

Body of Blackfoot Man Pulled from Snake River

(BLACKFOOT) – The body of a Blackfoot man was pulled from the Snake River Thursday. Emergency officials said Vaughn Kepler, 59, went fishing Wednesday and never returned home. That prompted search and rescue crews from Bingham and Bonneville counties to launch a recovery effort. Kepler’s body was found near Wadsworth Island shortly before family and […]

Utah Doctor Charged with Drowning, Drugging Wife Will Face Trial

Utah Doctor Charged with Drowning, Drugging Wife Will Face Trial

Hemera/Thinkstock(PROVO, Utah) — A Utah judge has decided that a once prominent doctor who was recently freed from prison for identity fraud will now stand trial for the murder of his wife, calling his actions surrounding her death “evidence of a guil…

Northwestern Student Harsha Maddula’s Death Ruled as Drowning

Northwestern Student Harsha Maddula’s Death Ruled as Drowning

Maddula Family/Facebook(NEW YORK) — Northwestern University sophomore Harsha Maddula, who disappeared about a week ago, drowned, according to the medical examiner. A fisherman found the body floating near some boats at a harbor in Wilmette, Ill., Thur…

Rodney King’s Drowning Death Ruled Accidental

Rodney King’s Drowning Death Ruled Accidental

Jerod Harris/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Rodney King’s death last June has been ruled an accidental drowning.King, the man whose brutal videotaped beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 touched off one of the worst race riots in U.S. history a year later,…

Hero Surgeon Dies in Lake Michigan Rescue Despite Wife’s Efforts To Save Him

Hero Surgeon Dies in Lake Michigan Rescue Despite Wife’s Efforts To Save Him

Courtesy Dana Suskind(CHICAGO) — A surgeon plunged into Lake Michigan’s waters roiled by rip tides and rough waves to save two young boys, but died despite his wife’s frantic efforts to revive him with mouth to mouth resuscitation, police and his wife…

8-Year-Old Hero Pulls Another Boy From Pool

8-Year-Old Hero Pulls Another Boy From Pool

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) — An 8-year-old boy is being called a hero after rescuing another boy who was drowning in a California hotel pool. Cooper Davis, who lives in Johns Creek, Ga., was vacationing with his family in Garden Grov…

Infants Learn to Avoid Drowning in Aggressive Program

Infants Learn to Avoid Drowning in Aggressive Program

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For nearly 50 years, behavioral scientist Harvey Barnett has pushed infants into swimming pools with the hopes that they’d rescue themselves.  The program, never fully embraced by pediatricians, aggressively tea…

Delayed Drowning: Man Dies Hours After Pulling Himself from Water

Delayed Drowning: Man Dies Hours After Pulling Himself from Water

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 60-year-old man fell into New York’s Long Island Sound, pulled himself out, and then died several hours later, apparently of drowning.  Emergency doctors Tuesday called it a case of secondary drowning, s…

Killer Swan Blamed for Man’s Drowning

Killer Swan Blamed for Man’s Drowning

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — An angry swan is being blamed for knocking a man out of his kayak in a Chicago pond and then continuing to attack until the man drowned.Anthony Hensley, 37, used the swans to keep geese away from properties and was in…

No Evidence of Foul Play in Natalie Wood Case, Says Sheriff’s Dept.

No Evidence of Foul Play in Natalie Wood Case, Says Sheriff’s Dept.

Ron Galella/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — The drowning death of actress Natalie Wood is still considered an accident, two months after her 30-year-old case was re-opened.William McSweeney of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the renewed inve…

Ex-Husband Accused of Strangling Wealth Manager Wife to Death

Ex-Husband Accused of Strangling Wealth Manager Wife to Death

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly two years after UBS wealth manager and mother Shele Danishefsky Covlin was found dead in a mysterious drowning at her New York City apartment, her estranged husband was named in a wrongful death lawsuit.In an une…

Sleepwalking to Your Death: Is It Possible?

Sleepwalking to Your Death: Is It Possible?

PhotoObjects.net/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s not unusual for people to walk or talk in their sleep.  But drown while you’re sleeping?  It’s possible: a New Jersey woman found on Monday may have sleepwalked to her death.The body of Charlene F…

NJ Cops Probe Suspected Sleepwalk Drowning Death

NJ Cops Probe Suspected Sleepwalk Drowning Death

Comstock/Thinkstock(OAKLYN, N.J.) — Police in south New Jersey believe a local woman might have drowned due to a sleepwalking incident.The body of 55-year-old Oaklyn resident Charlene Ferraro was found in the Newton Lake Monday morning and authorities…

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