Safety & Security: Emergency Response
- SEAL Trainee's Family Wants Answers After His Death
by Ken Dilanian and Mike Hixenbaugh August 2016
From the moment Lynsi Price absorbed the crushing news that her younger brother had drowned while training to become a Navy SEAL, she struggled to understand how such a thing could happen. For two years, she had watched James “Derek” Lovelace prepare for the grueling SEALs basic training program – swimming, running and weightlifting in the Florida coastal town where they grew up. He was a great swimmer, a strong athlete. How could he have died in the first week of the course, during a pool drill designed to test basic swimming skills? “I knew in my heart that something wasn’t done right,” Price, 24, said in a tearful interview. “Because he would have made it.” Navy officials assured the family it was a freak accident, perhaps complicated by hidden medical issues, she said. Price and her father, James Lovelace, an Iraq War veteran, came to believe what they were told by men in uniform, she said.
- Soldier Dies Following Fitness Training
by Colorado Springs Gazette July 2016
A Fort Carson soldier who collapsed during physical training Monday morning has died, the post said in a news release.
- Opinion: Sports Help Country Heal After Tragedy
by Abilene Reporter-News July 2016
I am old, so I remember the last time this happened. And by this, I mean an entire nation stopping in its tracks to grieve over what’s happening in downtown Dallas where a sniper’s bullets rain down from above and destroy lives and change how we think about our world.
- Mom, Lifeguards Save Toddler from Drowning
by Viviane Vo-Duc July 2016
A 3-year-old boy who faced a drowning scare Wednesday at the city pool is home from the hospital, and he has the quick action of his mother and two lifeguards to thank for saving his life.
- Coaches Cleared After Swim Exercise Rescue
by Imran Ghori July 2016
The coaches involved in an Inland swim team's exercise that turned into a rescue operation have been cleared by an inquiry by the Val Verde Unified School District.
- Vikings Stadium Damaged by Severe Storm
by Rochelle Olson July 2016
Several black zinc panels on U.S. Bank Stadium came loose during Tuesday night's storm, and stadium officials were at a loss to explain why Wednesday. Mortenson Construction vice president John Wood said the "extreme weather" caused the panels to partially disengage along their top edges, although none fell off. "The panels will not need to be replaced, just reinstalled, unless the panels themselves were damaged," Wood said.
- High Schools Will Continue Sports Despite Flooding
by Rick Ryan July 2016
The three schools that were hardest-hit by recent flooding — Herbert Hoover, Richwood and Clay County — all say they intend to field their athletic teams when classes resume this fall.
- String of Drownings Impact Public Pools
by Jason Scott June 2016
Public pools around the country were dealing with drowning incidents over the past several days.
- Athletic Trainer, AED Save Athlete After Collapse
by Jason Scott March 2016
Caleb Perkins, an athlete at Revere High School in Ohio, collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest during track practice on Friday afternoon. The combined quick thinking by a coach and athletic trainer, and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) may have saved his life.
- High School Wrestlers Charged with Rape
by Jason Scott February 2016
Four wrestlers from Norman North High School in Oklahoma have been charged with rape, stemming from a January incident that took place on a team bus.