Drowning Accident Archives

Brooklyn Boy Dies in Drowning Accident at a Waterpark

A terribly drowning accident has claimed the life of a nine-year-old Brooklyn boy. The child was on a camp trip with a group of others and adult supervisors from Belzer Talmud Torah when tragedy struck. The group had traveled to a waterpark in New Jersey for a fun summer outing with several other groups. Somehow the nine-year-old drowned in this very public place with hundreds of people around and paid lifeguards on duty.

Fatal Drowning Accident in New York City Claims Life of Restaurant Patron

A man was killed in a drowning accident in New York City earlier this month at a popular restaurant in a vacation hotspot on Fire Island. The man allegedly drowned in the pool located at the Canteen at Fire Island Pines around 7PM on July 5th. Reports show that the 32-year-old victim was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in the pool at around that time. He was pulled from the water by witnesses and EMTs did attempt to revive him.

Woman Drowns in the Ocean off Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways

A woman was killed and a young man was seriously injured in a drowning accident in Queens on Saturday, June 15th. The two victims were swimming at Jacob Riis Park when the rough surf proved too much for them. A call was placed to the nearby 100th Precinct emergency services that there were swimmers in distress at the beach. Police found the two victims washed up on the sand and attempted CPR. EMTs from the FDNY rushed the victims to nearby St. John's Episcopal Hospital. The man survived but was listed in critical condition. The woman was declared dead after arriving at the hospital. 

New Study Shows More Kids Drowning in Swimming Pool Nationwide

The summer season is the time when the risk of drowning accidents in New York City increases dramatically. With the opening of public and private pools, the risk of children drowning spikes dramatically. A new study tracking drowning accident data nationwide has found that the number of children under the age of 15 who died in drowning accidents has risen much higher than previous years.

Kids Can't Swim Well Enough to Save Themselves from Drowning Accidents in New York City

The risk of drowning accidents in New York City doesn't revolve completely around the swimmer's ability. There are other risk factors (including weather and tide conditions, motorboat proximity, an on-duty lifeguard's vigilance and training). However, a person's ability to stay afloat is the chief factor in determining individual risk of severe injury or death in the water.

Drowning Accident in New York Claims Life of Man

With the heat index climbing, more and more New Yorkers are looking to beat the heat in summertime hotspots like public pools, state beaches, and waterways. But those summertime vacation destinations can turn deadly in an instant. Indeed, a fatal drowning accident in New York claimed the life of one man earlier this month.

Pool Accident in Long Island Claims Twin Toddlers

A tragic pool accident in Long Island has left a family shattered after two twin toddlers drown in a backyard swimming pool. The tragedy happened on July 27th at a home in Melville. Fire Department responders were called to the scene of this terrifying drowning accident in New York and arrived within two minutes. They found one child at the edge of the pool undergoing CPR performed by his mother, the other lay at the bottom.

Boy Saved from Drowning Accident in New York City

A tragedy was barely avoided earlier this week when a 7-year-old boy was saved from a potentially deadly drowning accident in New York City. The boy was enjoying a day at the beach with family in The Bronx when he slipped below the waves. An alert Good Samaritan spotted the boy floating off the shore at Orchard Beach and rushed in the water to save him.

Summer is Pool Time (So Be Safe)

When the temperature rises in the city, there's no better way to beat that heat than by hitting the pool. There are over 7,400 public swimming pools in New York to which city dwellers can escape but each and every one is a potential life taker if you're not prepared. And while public bathing facilities pose potential health hazards (especially to children), privately owned pools are responsible for the vast majority of drowning accidents in New York City.

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