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March 7, 1987
The inspector general's office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken over the investigation of two Forest Service rangers who failed to assist four men whose canoe capsized at a lake 12 miles west of Lancaster, resulting in the drowning of one man, officials said Friday.
July 10, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A man who was found in the north fishing lake of Mile Square Regional Park on July 3 drowned accidentally, police said. The name of the 59-year-old Westminster man will be released after relatives are notified, or within 30 days, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. The man, dressed in a shirt, pants and shoes and carrying a wallet, had been floating in the lake at the Fountain Valley park since at least 10 a.m. that day, Amormino said. The body was recovered about 2:45 p.m.
September 14, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
A Marine staff sergeant was found not guilty of dereliction of duty in the drowning death of a drill instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, officials announced Wednesday. A military judge said evidence did not indicate that Staff Sgt. Duane D. Dishon was the noncommissioned officer in charge of the swimming pool when Staff Sgt. Andrew Gonzales drowned in August 2005. Two swimming instructors still face courts-martial.
July 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
A floating shrine packed with hundreds of worshipers sank Friday during rehearsals for a religious procession. Police said at least 141 people died. Officials were uncertain how many people were aboard the shrine, made of three barges with an altar and crucifix mounted on them. But Mayor Serafin dela Cruz estimated that about 300 people were on board. He said about 90 people were listed as missing.
March 22, 2007 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A 1 1/2-year-old girl drowned and her 2 1/2-year-old cousin was fighting for his life Wednesday after they wound up in a murky backyard swimming pool in Garden Grove, authorities said. The mothers of the children found them floating in the pool, said Lt. Travis Whitman, a spokesman for the Garden Grove Police Department. The names of the children and their parents were not released. Whitman said that shortly before 3:15 p.m.
November 19, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities recovered a body -- the victim of an apparent drowning reported last week -- late Saturday from the Los Angeles River. Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Karen Smith said an acquaintance of the victim reported that the man had fallen into the river days earlier near the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area, but rescuers could not locate him. On Saturday others reported seeing a body in the river, and a dive team recovered it near Woodley Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.
July 24, 2001
George McIntyre, who would have been a senior halfback at Palmdale High this fall, died Friday in an accidental drowning while swimming with friends at Littlerock Reservoir in the Angeles National Forest, Sgt. Dan Gayhart of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Palmdale sub-station said. McIntyre's body was recovered by divers from 30 feet of water after about 55 minutes, according to Paulette Mayo, McIntyre's aunt.
July 6, 2002
Authorities early Friday recovered the body of a woman who drowned in the California Aqueduct in this small Antelope Valley community west of Lancaster, sheriff's officials said. The woman, whose name was not released, went for a swim about 10 p.m. Thursday in the aqueduct and apparently got caught in an undercurrent, said Sheriff's Lt. Larry Gump. A male companion, who did not enter the aqueduct, called authorities.
October 20, 1994 | Reuters
A drowning giant panda was rescued by villagers from a river in China's southwest Sichuan province and has been named after its rescuers, the New China News Agency said Wednesday. Woodcutters jumped into the Dadu River on Oct. 3 and pulled the struggling panda to the bank using ropes and poles after sighting a floating "stump-like thing," the agency said. They then warmed up the animal with their own clothes.
June 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A catamaran filled with tourists overturned on Europe's largest underground lake, drowning five people after the boat's railings formed a cage on the floor of the shallow lake, officials said. The accident took place toward the end of a 45-minute tour of the Hinterbruehl grotto, a popular cave featuring a vast subterranean lake. Twenty-seven passengers and crew members were aboard when it suddenly tipped over, authorities said. Most waded to safety.
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