drowning News

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Naya Rivera’s Drowning

VENTURA, Calif. — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of “Glee” actor Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake. The suit, filed Tuesday, blames Ventura County and …

S.D. Mayor Suggests Park Safety Upgrades After Insurer Commissioned Review

Sioux Falls, S.D., officials are proposing a designated viewing area and other safety improvements at a park where a 5-year-old drowned three months ago. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken has recommended that Falls Park implement viewing platforms, railings, additional safety …

Focus on LifeGuards After Man Drowns During Test

On the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend, Jack Jakubek, 22, was in the middle of the swim portion of the Nauset Beach lifeguard test that should have been a walk in the park for him. Jakubek was supremely fit, …

Safety Fencing Wanted by Families of New York Drowning Victims

The families of two teenagers who died after going swimming in the Bronx River are calling on the city to erect a safety fence to avoid similar tragedies. Erickson Villa and Willington Gavin, both 13, were pulled from the New …

Lawsuit Filed Over West Virginia Tough Mudder Drowning

A Maryland woman whose son drowned last year along an obstacle course in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the organizers of Tough Mudder’s Mid-Atlantic event. The lawsuit filed by Mita Sengupta against Tough Mudder …

Vermont Health Department Issues Swimming Hole Warning

This weekend’s high temperatures are coinciding with high water around Vermont, and the state’s top health official is advising against heading out to a favorite swimming hole. Health Commissioner Harry Chen, an emergency room physician, says he’s too often seen …

NMU: Player Who Died in Pool Not Seen in Distress

An investigation into the drowning of an 18-year-old freshman on Northern Michigan University’s varsity women’s soccer team confirmed that no one saw or heard her in distress in the water, officials announced Thursday. The school released preliminary information from its …

Brain-Damaged Woman Will Get $7M From New York County

Erie County will pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who suffered brain damage after she nearly drowned in a public pool two years ago. The Buffalo News reports the payment will settle Jannette Morales’ personal-injury …

Georgia Jury Awards $9.85 Million in Child’s Drowning

A Gwinnett County jury has awarded $9.85 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by parents of a 2-year-old who died in a daycare facility in Buford, Georgia. The child’s parents, Kemi Green and Gbolohan Bankolemoh, enrolled their …

Man Drowns in Minnesota Hotel Pool

Hennepin County sheriff’s officials say a man has drowned in a hotel pool in Minneapolis. The 21-year-old man was swimming with his family Sunday about 6 p.m. and began to struggle in the deep end of the pool at the …