According to Jacksonville Beach police, lifeguards and firefighters responded to a report of a swimmer in distress at the beach at the foot of Beach Boulevard at 11:40 a.m.
Witnesses say 43-year-old Sydney Graham was brought to shore by participants in the Trident Challenge — a 500-meter ocean swim, a crawl through the sand, pull ups and paddleboarding.
Ocean rescue personnel who were contracted by Never Quit Never had jet ski’s in the water, lifeguards on surfboards and buoys out at sea directing swimmers where to go.
Paramedics performed CPR on the sand for several minutes, then transported him to Baptist Beaches Medical Center, where he died at 12:40 p.m.
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On May 15, 2013 at approximately 5:17 pm the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911call from the home owner at 4580 Bates Rd. The caller had arrived home and found someone lying in the bottom of their pool. The caller was unable to remove the person. Sheriff Deputies and EMS personnel arrived and removed a young male from the pool. He was transported the Jackson Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. During the investigation it was discovered Marquez Bell, age 11, had left his home (4606 Bates Rd) after school to visit his aunt, also living on Bates Rd. Marquez apparently stopped at Collie’s residence while she was not home and climbed a six foot chain link fence to the pool area. Marquez entered the pool where he drowned. According to his mother, Marion, Marquez could not swim.
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The family of 24-year-old Nick Wilcox spoke with FOX6 News on Tuesday, April 2nd — less than one week after his body was pulled from the Milwaukee River. Wilcox disappeared while out celebrating with friends on New Year’s Eve. He was last seen at the Irish Rec Room bar in the Third Ward — not far from where his body was discovered on March 28th.
Friends last saw Wilcox, and UW-Milwaukee student, heading down an alley outside the bar between 1:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
An autopsy performed on March 29th found no trauma or injury and attributes Wilcox’s death to accidental drowning. Toxicology testing is still pending.
“We did find him. We can put him to rest, and we feel good about that. But there are still some unanswered questions,” Wilcox’s dad, Nick Wilcox Sr. said.
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(CNN) — Helpless. Hopeless.
That’s how witnesses described feeling after three people slipped into the foamy waters of the Big Sioux River, in the middle of a Sioux Falls park.
The youngest of three — a 6-year-old boy — was able to escape the frigid waters alive. But the other two people — one of them his sister — who went after him did not survive.
“These people literally jumped in without thinking of their own safety and trying to rescue that child,” Sioux Falls fire Chief Jim Sideras said.
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(CNN) — Two days after he was pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool at a Disney resort in Florida, a 13-year-old boy from Missouri has died.
Anthony Johnson died Tuesday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s office. No cause of death was given.
“We are saddened by Anthony Johnson’s passing and our hearts go out to his family, friends and loved ones,” a statement from Disney said. “We have reached out to his family to offer care and assistance during this difficult time.”
The boy was swimming at Disney’s Pop Century Resort pool on Sunday evening with family members and other guests when he was spotted in about 4 feet of water by a cousin, who pulled him out, sheriff’s deputies told CNN affiliate WKMG-TV. Lifeguards were not on duty at the time of the incident.
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