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Heatwave causing deaths and severe sunburn in the UK

In the first prolonged heatwave since 2006, England is sweltering and is expected to do so for several more days. Around 650-760 people have reportedly died as a result and others are suffering severe sunburn.

Fourteen dead, dozens missing after Bangladesh ferry sinks

Dhaka - Recovery efforts continued near the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, as emergency crews remove the bodies of those killed after their ferry collided with a sand barge on Friday.

Coroner releases new report on death of actress Natalie Wood

Los Angeles - A new coroner's report on the death of Natalie Wood suggests the "West Side Story" actress may have been attacked before she drowned during a boat trip in Southern California over 30 years ago.

'Silent Death': Asian children drowning deaths skyrocket

Every 45 seconds a child in Asia drowns. It is the second leading cause of death for hundreds of thousands of Asian children regardless of water conditions.

Twin boys, age 4, drown in their grandmother's pool

Arlington - Police are investigating the deaths of 4 year old twin boys who drowned Tuesday night in their grandmother's pool. Their preliminary investigation has led them to believe that the deaths were an accident, and not a result of negligence.

Man's car stolen while he saves drowning girl

Moscow - An act of heroism leads to a stolen car in Moscow. A man who witnessed a car crash jumped out of his car to save a drowning woman and, upon his return, found his car had been stolen.

Video: Golden retriever mother saves puppy from drowning

A camera caught the moment a golden retriever mother jumped to rescue her puppy from drowning in a backyard swimming pool. The puppy had apparently been thrown into the water and it was unable to help itself out.

(Updated) 1981 Natalie Wood drowning investigation re-opened

Los Angeles - Nearly 30 years after the mysterious death of Hollywood star Natalie Wood, L.A. County Sheriff Department announced Thursday that it is reopening its investigation of the actress's drowning.

Tragedy on the water as Toronto's temperatures soar

Toronto - As the temperature rises to sweltering highs in Ontario area lakes have been the scene of tragedy. On Tuesday three young girls have died in two separate incidents.

Op-Ed: Casey Anthony trial – Jose Baez walks on water

Orlando - The most sensational televised murder trial since the People v Orenthal James Simpson ended yesterday, with, for most observers, the same shocking and distasteful result.

Alabama man pleads not guilty to drowning of wife in Australia

A trial date has been set for the husband of a woman who died while scuba diving near a centuries old ship wreck on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Man missing in Ontario's Gull River

An Uxbridge man is thought to be drowned in the Gull River in the Township of Minden Hills Wednesday after a truck entered the river.

Flooding leaves at least 10 dead in Central Europe

Ten people have been killed because of flooding in central Europe. Heavy rains have lead to high water levels in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Six-week-old baby drowns during baptism in Moldova

A baby boy drowned as he was being baptized by a priest in Moldova. The priest, Father Valentin, immersed the boy three times in the presence of his parents and godparents during the baptism ceremony.

Toddler latest in Toronto's drowning season Special

Toronto - A little girl won't be celebrating her third birthday after drowning in a backyard pool in Toronto Saturday. Emergency crews raced to Melrose Avenue at around 2 p.m. but the child had died by the time she arrived at hospital.

Ontario toddler in critical condition after near-drowning

Ajax - A toddler is at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto following a near-drowning in a pond on his family's property Sunday.

Boy from US soccer team drowns in Toronto hotel pool

Toronto - Last week a soccer team in the United States came to Toronto to attend a soccer tournament. Last Friday police were called to Crowne Plaza Hotel after two of the boys, 12 and 13, were reported to be struggling to stay afloat in the pool.

SpongeBob SquarePants inspires young boy to rescue drowning boy

Who knew SpongeBob SquarePants cartoons could be educational? An 8-year-old New Jersey boy remembered what he learned on an episode and used it to save a younger boy in trouble.

Ontario man drowns at Professor's Lake

Brampton - A swim in Professor's Lake in Ontario ended the life of a 22-year-old man swimming with friends. Rescue efforts attempted to save the man but failed.

Toronto man drowns during canoe accident

Two men canoeing on Big Cedar Lake in North Kawartha, ON left the shore with no life jackets or emergency equipment. Only one of the men returned.

Olivia Newton-John's lost lover found five years later

Five years ago Patrick McDermott vanished without a trace. The former lover of Olivia Newton-John was thought to have drowned during a boating accident. Reports have surfaced that McDermott is alive and well in Mexico.

Beach drownings rise in Australia, awareness campaign launched

Surf Lifesaving Australia (SLSA) has launched a new website and awareness campaign in an attempt to halt the rising number of drowning deaths from treacherous rip currents.

Shane Fair's Body Recovered From Lake Ontario

The body of Shane Fair was pulled from Lake Ontario Saturday afternoon near Ontario Place in Toronto. Fair had been missing since May 16 after failing to board a bus back to campus after a school formal at Ontario Place.

Man Drowns in Election Stunt

Trying to up the ante in the race to be Bangkok's governor, Ms Leena Jangjanya and her team pull off a stunt which leads to the death of her campaign manager.

Mother convicted in kids' drownings free on parole after just two years

An Illinois woman convicted in the drowning deaths of her three children has been released on parole after serving only two years of a 10-year sentence.

Accidental Drowning Deaths Among Children Disturbing

In a recent barrage of headlining stories, the incidences of accidental drownings of infants and children is on the rise. In a bit less than two weeks, there's been a handful of preventable drownings that have occurred in the northern United States.

May I Play Through?

When a golfer passes away on a course it's a given he should allow those behind to play through. It's probably in the PGA rule book too.

Man Who Saves Maureen Jennings From Drowning Drowns

Toronto mystery novelist Maureen Jennings was caught in a riptide in the waters at Cocoa Beach when a man came to her rescue. As they made their way back to shore he let go and succumbed to a watery grave instead.

Hunter Tylo's Son Drowns In Family Pool

Michael Tylo Jr., 19 son of actress Hunter Tylo drowned in a pool at his mother's Las Vegas home on Thursday. His older step-brother Christopher was also staying at the residence when the accident occurred.

Mother Charged With Felony After Her 11-Month-Old Daughter Drowns in Tub

The 38 year old Lakeville, MN mother of 6 has been charged with a felony following the heartbreaking death of her 11 month old daughter Cecelia. The girl was left alone in the tub with her 2 1/2 year old brother while mom shopped for shoes on the Internet
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