• 911 dispatcher who told a drowning woman to ‘shut up’ will not face charges

    The Arkansas 911 dispatcher who scolded a woman crying on the phone before she drowned will not face criminal charges, an internal investigation ruled. A Fort Smith Police investigation into Debra Stevens’ death found that while the 911 dispatcher “violated policy by being rude to Stevens at times,” she hadn’t violated the law in her response. CNN […]

  • Man dies at Grand Canyon while swimming along the Colorado River

    Park officials say a man died Tuesday while swimming below Deer Creek Falls in the Grand Canyon. The man, 77-year-old Kenneth Reece, was visiting from Tasmania, Australia. Reece was swimming in the area and was pulled out of the water by other river trip members, who started CPR. Responding rangers continued resuscitation efforts on scene […]

  • Man Drowns In Thermal Backyard Pool

    Foul play is not suspected in the weekend drowning death of a young man in a backyard pool in Thermal, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday. Dispatchers received a 911 call at 3:23 a.m. Saturday reporting a possible drowning at a home on Sandra Drive, west of Jackson Street. Deputies found an unresponsive “young […]

  • Man Drowns at Palm Springs Apartment Complex

    A 56-year-old man drowned Wednesday morning in a pool at a Palm Springs apartment complex. The drowning was reported at about 8 a.m. in the 500 block of Cottonwood Drive, according to the Palm Spring Police Department. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found the man unresponsive in the pool and attempted to […]

  • 14-Year-Old Boy Drowns at Crissy Field in San Francisco

    A 14-year-old boy has died after drowning in the Bay at Crissy Field despite an attempt by the San Francisco Fire Department and the Coast Guard to save him Monday. “We are sad to report, despite extensive efforts, that the 14yo male victim has succumbed to his drowning. Our heartfelt condolences and support go out […]

  • Woman Who Drowned in Corona Canal During Storm Identified

    A woman who drowned when she was swept away by storm waters in a Riverside canal and dragged more than eight miles downstream to a Corona reservoir was identified Friday. Stacie Mills-Nichols, 20, of Riverside, died Thursday morning during heavy rains and flash flooding in the Riverside metropolitan area. According to Corona police Detective Jason […]

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