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Body of drowning victim recovered from Lake Elsinore

Posted by | June 27, 2022 | Drowning

Comments Off on Parents of Summer Camp Drowning Victim File Suit Against Camp, Family Owners Suit alleges “negligent hiring, retention, supervision and training” in death of 6-year-old Roxie Forbes By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor with STEPHEN SICILIANO, Managing Editor Published : Monday, December 16, 2019 | 5:26 AM

Parents of Summer Camp Drowning Victim File Suit Against Camp, Family Owners Suit alleges “negligent hiring, retention, supervision and training” in death of 6-year-old Roxie Forbes By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor with STEPHEN SICILIANO, Managing Editor Published : Monday, December 16, 2019 | 5:26 AM

Posted by | December 18, 2019 | Drowning, Uncategorized

Six-year-old Pasadenan Roxie Forbes, a non-swimmer, drowned at the Altadena-based Summerkids Camp last June 28.

She was briefly resuscitated, but removed from life support the following day. Now her parents, Doug Forbes and Elena Matyas, have filed a lawsuit against the Summerkids Camp and its owners—eight members of the DiMassa family—and a number of others, including a licensed MD on the camp staff.

The suit, filed in Superior Court November 5, also names at least four other employees employed by Summercamp Kids.

The suit alleges that the camp’s “negligent hiring, retention, supervision and training” practices led to the wrongful death of their only child. The parents are demanding a jury trial.

According to the complaint, Forbes and Matyas are asking the court for an as-yet-undetermined sum, but called for additional “exemplary and punitive damages to make an example of and punish” the camp and its owners.

Roxie entered the camp pool June 28 at about 9:25 a.m., accompanied by her “counselor buddy,” Daniel H. “Hank” Rainey, said the complaint.

“Defendants,” claims the complaint, “knew it was unsafe for Roxie to have full access to the pool, but the Summerkids Camp staff including counselors and lifeguards did nothing to actually restrict Roxie to the steps or shallow end. Rather than safeguard Roxie, Rainey and Joseph Natalizio were distracted and preoccupied with other campers prior to the tragic drowning.”

“About ten to fifteen minutes after Roxie entered the swimming pool,” the complaint continued, “Robert Antonucci, a counselor who was working with other campers about thirty to forty-five feet outside the gate of the swimming pool was the first person to finally notice Roxie floating face down in the pool. When Robert Antonucci saw Roxie, she was floating approximately twenty feet away from the steps in four to four-and-a-half feet of water.”

Read more: http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/parents-of-summer-camp-drowning-victim-file-suit-against-camp-family-owners/#.Xfp3ey2ZN-U

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14-year-old swim team member drowns in Hillsboro pool

Posted by | November 22, 2019 | Drowning, Swim Team, Uncategorized

https://katu.com/news/local/police-identify-14-year-old-swim-team-member-who-drowned-in-hillsboro-pool

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KATU) – The Hillsboro Police Department identified the girl who was found drowned Wednesday night after a swim team practice as 14-year-old Nabila Maazouz.

Police said Maazouz was a freshman at Oregon Episcopal School and was a member of the Liberty High School swim team.

Investigators said the swim team pulled the cover over the Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center’s outdoor pool after practice Wednesday night. Police said the swimmers pulled the cover over it before they got out of the water.

“At the end of practice, the swimmers covered the pool with these blue tarps. When they were done with that, the swimmers got out of the water, they went inside and changed, and started to head home. It was at that point that they noticed Nabila was missing,” said Sgt. Eric Bunday of the Hillsboro Police Department.

https://katu.com/news/local/police-identify-14-year-old-swim-team-member-who-drowned-in-hillsboro-pool

Comments Off on Webinar- Building & Managing Effective Task Forces & Coalitions – NDPA

Webinar- Building & Managing Effective Task Forces & Coalitions – NDPA

Posted by | November 14, 2019 | Drowning, Drowning Prevention

Comments Off on National Drowning Prevention Association Webinar 7/3/19 – A Discussion on Community Based Water Safety Efforts

National Drowning Prevention Association Webinar 7/3/19 – A Discussion on Community Based Water Safety Efforts

Posted by | September 23, 2019 | Drowning, Drowning Prevention

Comments Off on Bode and Morgan Miller open up about daughter’s drowning and share new mission –  Today Show

Bode and Morgan Miller open up about daughter’s drowning and share new mission –  Today Show

Posted by | August 5, 2018 | Drowning, Drowning Prevention

Bode and Morgan Miller open up about daughter’s drowning and share new missionThe couple is trying to “live our days with purpose” by sharing message about pool safety.

by Eun Kyung Kim and Molly Palmer / Jul.30.2018 / 4:29 AM ET / Source: TODAY

Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, continue to grieve over the drowning of their 19-month-old daughter, but the couple have opened up about the tragedy’s painful details to prevent similar heartbreak from striking other parents.”There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t pray for the opportunity to go back to that day and make it different. But now we have this opportunity to make other parents’ days different,” an emotional Morgan Miller told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie in the couple’s first public interview since the accident.

Source: www.today.com

Comments Off on Mom who lost her son in drowning accident joins Morgan Miller to tell her story

Mom who lost her son in drowning accident joins Morgan Miller to tell her story

Posted by | August 4, 2018 | Drowning, Drowning Prevention

Nicole Hughes lost her 3-year-old son on the same day as Morgan Miller lost her 19-month old daughter. Now, the two moms have teamed up to help raise awareness of drowning risks. They hope to get the American Academy of Pediatrics to launch a campaign to increase parent awareness about how and when drowning occurs.

Source: https://www.today.com

Comments Off on Homeless man pulls drowning stranger from Clear Creek | FOX31 Denver

Homeless man pulls drowning stranger from Clear Creek | FOX31 Denver

Posted by | May 29, 2018 | Drowning

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GOLDEN, Colo. — Witnesses who watched a homeless man pull a stranger from Clear Creek on Saturday are commending him for his fast-action and bravery.  James Murray lives in a van near Clear Creek in Golden. He was taking a break from boogie boarding when his friend said he spotted a man floating face-down in the river. Murray ran down stream to the next rapid and jumped in. “I dived and tackled him and I got his head in my arm and I said, ‘I got you bro,’ said Murray.  Bob Allen said he watched from shore as Murray brought the stranger to the river bank.  “He was pretty in control but he was paddle like crazy, trying to get to the side,” said Allen. “He’s the hero, no question about it.  “Once on shore, an off-duty paramedic started CPR. The 45-year-old man did not survive.  READ MORE…

Source: http://kdvr.com/

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 Records show training, equipment deficient in Craig Lehner’s drowning |wgrz.com 

Posted by | February 15, 2018 | Drowning, Search and Rescue

Author: WGRZPublished: 6:17 PM EST February 14, 2018

The rapid moving and debris-filled water of the Niagara River was unfamiliar territory to Officer Craig Lehner. His previous dives were in relatively calm and contained waters like the Buffalo River and the clear, warm Caribbean where he got his scuba certification.Last October, Lehner was training with the Buffalo police’s Underwater Recovery Team in the Niagara River, the first time the team had trained there in over a year. While the team’s commander, Detective Leo McGrath, has more than thirty years of diving experience, he is not certified to teach public safety diving.   Read More…

Source: wgrz.com | Records show training, equipment deficient in Craig Lehner’s drowning

Comments Off on Maui Now : “Unprecedented Spike in Ocean Drowning Incidents,” 9 Deaths in 13 Days

Maui Now : “Unprecedented Spike in Ocean Drowning Incidents,” 9 Deaths in 13 Days

Posted by | January 31, 2018 | Drowning, Uncategorized

Nine men have died in Maui waters between Jan. 14 – 27, 2018. The latest incident was on Saturday when a 71-year-old man from Berkeley, California was pulled from waters off Maluaka Beach in Mākena. Fire officials have confirmed the man died while at the hospital.“In the last few weeks Maui has experienced an unprecedented spike in ocean drowning incidents,” said Maui County Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto.Two ocean drownings occurred on Jan. 14, “which was the start in a string of fatal drownings we’ve had since,” Taomoto added. Fire officials said they were unable to previously send out information on the first two drownings. Read more…

Source: Maui Now : “Unprecedented Spike in Ocean Drowning Incidents,” 9 Deaths in 13 Days

Comments Off on CT Lifeguard Charged With Endangerment After Saving Boy From Drowning « CBS New York

CT Lifeguard Charged With Endangerment After Saving Boy From Drowning « CBS New York

Posted by | September 8, 2017 | Drowning, Drowning Prevention

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – An unprecedented criminal case is unfolding in Fairfield County, Connecticut.A lifeguard, credited with saving a young boy’s life, is now being charged for putting him in danger.  Read More

Source: CT Lifeguard Charged With Endangerment After Saving Boy From Drowning « CBS New York

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Olympic runner found dead at the bottom of a condo complex swimming pool in Arizona – The Washington Post

Posted by | August 29, 2017 | Drowning

David Torrence and Mohamed Farah compete in the 5,000-meter final at the Rio Olympics. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)David Torrence, an American middle-distance runner who competed for Peru in the Rio Olympics, was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool Monday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz.Authorities were summoned to the condominium complex at around 7:30 a.m. and Torrence, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no immediate signs of foul play, police said.

Source: Olympic runner found dead at the bottom of a condo complex swimming pool in Arizona – The Washington Post

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Child nearly drowns in swimming pool in Falmouth

Posted by | August 26, 2017 | Drowning, Drowning Prevention

FALMOUTH – A heartbreaking scene in Falmouth early Saturday afternoon after a child reportedly nearly drowned in a swimming pool. Rescuers rushed to the Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins at 17…

Source: https://www.capecod.com

Comments Off on Savannah lifeguard shares swim safety advice after weekend drownings | WTGS

Savannah lifeguard shares swim safety advice after weekend drownings | WTGS

Posted by | August 9, 2017 | Drowning, Lifeguards, Water Safety

Savannah, Ga. (WTGS FOX28) — After two separate drownings in area waters over the weekend, a YMCA of Coastal Georgia lifeguard wants to make sure every child and adult that gets into any body of water comes out alive.Patrick Glenn has been a lifeguard with the organization for six years and said he is sad to hear a 19-year-old man drowned in the Ogeechee River and a 29-year-old man drowned in a Liberty County pond, both on Saturday. Read More…

Source: http://fox28media.com/news/local/savannah-lifeguard-shares-swim-safety-advice-after-two-weekend-drownings

Comments Off on Union wants swimming lessons for asylum seekers after Syrian teen drowns | NL Times

Union wants swimming lessons for asylum seekers after Syrian teen drowns | NL Times

Posted by | August 8, 2017 | Drowning, Drowning Prevention, Swim Lessons

Dutch swimming union KNZB is calling for obligatory swimming lessons for asylum seekers, following the drowning of a 16-year-old Syrian boy in a swimming pool in Venlo on Monday. The union doesn’t necessarily want every asylum seekers to get a swimming diploma, but “every child must get compulsory experience with water and swimming”, Alice Schols of the KNZB said to RTL Nieuws.The boy who drowned yesterday was a refugee from Syria. According to the broadcaster, pool staff warned him to get out of the water several times. He died after being taken out of the water in critical condition.He isn’t the first young refugee to drown in the Netherlands. In June a 13-year-old boy drowned while swimming in the Waal. And two years ago a 9-year-old Syrian girl drowned shortly after a swimming lesson at a pool in Rhenen.   Read more…

Source: http://nltimes.nl

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