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Beloved Chef Naomi Pomeroy Drowns in Tubing Accident

The 49-year-old helped make Portland, Oregon, a culinary destination

(Newser) - James Beard award-winning chef Naomi Pomeroy put Portland on the culinary map—and now the city and foodie world beyond is mourning the 49-year-old, who died in a river accident on Saturday. The New York Times reports that Pomeroy, husband Kyle Linden Webster, and a friend were floating down the...

Lifeguards Left Coney Island. Then Came the 911 Call

Teen sisters, ages 17 and 18, drowned on Friday amid rip current warnings

(Newser) - Two teenagers drowned while swimming at New York's Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, police said. Police received an emergency call for a water rescue in the area of Stillwell Avenue and Boardwalk West at 8:10pm ET on Friday, the NYPD said in a statement, per the AP and...

Prom King Who Drowned in Lake Was 'Tremendous Kid'

Ayden Beeson, 17, was pronounced dead at Iowa's Rathbun Lake on Wednesday

(Newser) - An Iowa tennis and football star who'd recently been crowned prom king and graduated high school has died in a drowning. KCCI IDs the victim as 17-year-old Ayden Beeson, who's now being remembered as a "tremendous kid" in the wake of his death this week in Rathbun...

5 Drown in Town's Rip Currents in 4 Days

It's all taking a toll on first responders in Panama City Beach, Florida

(Newser) - On the same day a Pennsylvania couple drowned in a rip current off Florida's Hutchinson Island, a 19-year-old from Oklahoma drowned in a rip current off Panama City Beach. It was the first of what would become five deaths at the beach town in four days, Fox News reports....

A Slip on Wet Rocks Costs Tourist Her Life at Glacier

A 26-year-old woman drowned Sunday at the national park

(Newser) - A 26-year-old tourist drowned after falling into a waterway at Montana's Glacier National Park. The Daily Montanan reports Gillian Tones of North Apollo, Pennsylvania, fell into Virginia Creek on Sunday afternoon, was carried over a number of waterfalls, and drowned in the water below, according to park officials. A...

Parents of Six Drown After Being Caught in Rip Current

Pennsylvania couple was swimming with their mostly teenage children in Florida

(Newser) - Six children who visited a Florida beach with their parents on Thursday left it as orphans. In a devastating case, Brian Warter and Erica Wishard of Pennsylvania drowned after getting caught in a rip current at Hutchinson Island's Stuart Beach. The parents and two teenagers were swimming when they...

Even Shallow Creeks Can Be Deadly, Officials Warn After Tragedy

Young siblings were swept away by fast-flowing creek in San Bernardino Mountains

(Newser) - California officials repeated warnings on water safety after a tragedy on Tuesday. Two young siblings, a 4-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy, died after being swept away by a rapidly flowing creek in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains. Authorities in the state regularly warn that the state's rivers...

2 Kids Swept Away by Creek Churning Like 'Washing Machine'

Bodies of girl, 4, and little brother, 2, were found downstream from scenic California picnic area

(Newser) - Two young children were killed this week after being swept away by a California creek. Local authorities say the bodies of the kids, a 4-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother, were found Tuesday afternoon near one of the Santa Ana River's tributaries, after they vanished at the serene Thurman...

In One Day's Time, 'Back-to-Back Child Drownings'

Boy, 7, drowns in Michigan's Flint River, then girl, 6, goes missing after falling in river the next day

(Newser) - A double tragedy in Michigan over the weekend, with one child dead after falling into the Flint River, then another gone missing in the same river the very next day. "We had back-to-back child drownings within 24 hours on the same river, two different parts of the city, and...

After UK Clears Deportation Bill, 5 Die in English Channel

Human rights groups describe new legislation as cruel

(Newser) - At least five people have died while crossing the English Channel, according to French media, hours after the UK approved a migrant deportation bill, per the AP . The Voix du Nord newspaper said the bodies were discovered at the Wimereaux beach in northern France on Tuesday. The rescue operation is...

In Gaza, Desperately Needed Airdrops Are Fatally Botched

Pentagon said parachute issues caused bundles to fall into the sea, where drownings were reported

(Newser) - Crowds race across a beach in north Gaza, watching as boxes of aid dropped from the sky miss their target and fall into the Mediterranean Sea. Despite large waves pounding the shore, people venture into the sea after the US-dropped food they so desperately need. "It is a famine,...

Paul Mitchell's Only Son Dead at 53
Paul Mitchell's
Only Son Dead at 53

Paul Mitchell's Only Son Dead at 53

Angus Mitchell, co-owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems, reportedly drowned in his pool

(Newser) - Angus Mitchell, the only child of the late hairstylist Paul Mitchell and co-owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems, has died. A hairstylist in his own right, Mitchell shared a video on Instagram on Tuesday night showing him hanging out with friends and enjoying music at his home in Honolulu, TMZ...

Alaska Woman Vanishes Under the Ice Trying to Save Dog

Search resumes for the mom of 4, who went into frozen river Saturday

(Newser) - A nurse and mother of four went into a frozen Alaska river in an attempt to save one of the family's dogs Saturday and has not been seen since. Authorities resumed the search for Amanda Richmond Rogers, 45, on Tuesday, NBC News reports. She and her husband were celebrating...

Boy Saves Drowning Man With CPR Learned 'on TV'

12-year-old Austen MacMillan of Florida credited with saving the life of his behavioral therapist

(Newser) - Twelve-year-old Austen MacMillan was swimming with his behavioral therapist in a backyard pool when the therapist decided to see how long he could hold his breath underwater. He didn't come back up. "It was like [five to six] minutes he was under the water and I was like,...

2 Swimmers Die Within 24 Hours Off NC's Outer Banks

Official say conditions are extremely dangerous for all but the strongest swimmers

(Newser) - After the deaths of two tourists in the space of 24 hours, authorities are urging visitors to North Carolina's Outer Banks to avoid swimming at ocean-side beaches. Authorities say a 28-year-old woman from Washington, DC, died Monday after she was "overtaken by strong waves" at Cape Hatteras National...

Man Dies Trying to Rescue Mom, Child From NH River

They made it out, but Vincent Parr did not

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man died over the weekend while rescuing relatives from a New Hampshire river in the second such death in the state less than a week, officials said. A mother and a child became stuck around midday Sunday in a fast stretch of the Swift River in Albany, New...

Teen Drowns After Jumping From Waterfall in the Catskills

He and a friend got caught in current at the base

(Newser) - A teenager from New York City died after jumping from the ledge of a waterfall in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains on Tuesday afternoon. The Brooklyn 16-year-old and a friend both jumped from the Fawn's Leap waterfall, which is about 24 feet above the surface of the water,...

Man's GoPro Ends Up Filming His Fatal Drowning

Alaska man's body has not yet been found in lake where he disappeared

(Newser) - An Alaska man inadvertently filmed his own drowning on a glacial lake with a GoPro camera mounted on his helmet, but authorities who recovered the camera have not yet found his body, officials said Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers said teams would continue to search Mendenhall Lake for the body of...

'The Amount of Water Is Extraordinary'

Heavy rainfall leads to flash floods across New York state, killing woman and stranding drivers

(Newser) - Bridges collapsed, streets filled with water, and dozens of drivers were stranded Sunday evening due to flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall across a portion of New York state. The New York Times reports that the Hudson Valley, which includes the West Point Military Academy in Orange County, was hardest...

Sheriff: It Wasn't Rip Current That Led to Ex-NFLer's Death

'No indication' of that as cause of Ryan Mallett's apparent drowning on Florida beach, per officials

(Newser) - Officials are now saying that ex-NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett's death earlier this week in an apparent drowning off of Florida's shores wasn't caused by a rip current. Per CBS News , the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office posted a video Wednesday on Facebook with an update on the...

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