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  • Boy’s Drowning Sparks Call for Age Restriction Changes

    by Emily Attwood June 2014

    How young is too young to be swimming alone at a public pool? That is the question being asked in Cincinnati following the drowning of a 10-year-old boy last week. The boy was unresponsive when lifeguards pulled him from the pool at Bush Recreation Center and began emergency response procedures. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died over the weekend. 

  • Illinois Agency Investigating Drowning of Six Year Old

    by STEVE METSCH. smetsch@southtownstar.com June 2014

    While the family of a 6-year-old Justice boy on Friday was tending to the grim task of planning his funeral, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said it was investigating allegations of neglect involving the boy's drowning death last week at a Bridgeview pool.

  • Day Camp Pool Death Ruled Accidental Drowning

    by STEVE METSCH. smetsch@southtownstar.com June 2014

    The death of a 6-year-old Justice boy who had been swimming at a Bridgeview pool was ruled an accidental drowning Thursday, and the park district day camp he was involved in has been canceled until Monday, officials said.

  • Summer Camp Participant Drowns in Park District Pool

    by STEVE METSCH. smetsch@southtownstar.com June 2014

    A 6-year-old Justice boy died Wednesday after lifeguards pulled him unresponsive from a Bridgeview pool Tuesday afternoon. At 1:43 p.m., Michael Duda was unable to breathe when lifeguards pulled him from the shallow end of the Bridgeview Park District pool, according to Bridgeview Police Chief Walter Klimek.

  • Fan 'Alert' After Falling Into Bullpen at Miller Park

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    A Milwaukee Brewers fan was hospitalized Tuesday night after falling about 20 feet into the bullpen at Miller Park.

  • Project Heart Start Teaches Proper CPR, AED Technique

    by Elaine Tassy Journal Staff Writer June 2014

    Engineering project manager James R. McLane was headed out the door after completing an hourlong circuit workout at Highpoint Sports and Wellness in July 2011.

  • Prep Track Coach Recovering from Shot Put to the Head

    by Lenore T. Adkins and Katlyn Smith ladkins@dailyherald.com ksmith@dailyherald.com May 2014

    A 42-year-old coach from Marmion Academy in Aurora suffered serious injuries Friday night after he was hit in the head with a 12-pound shot put at Elgin High School, officials said.

  • Family Suing Y, Aquatic Center for Death of 3-Year-Old

    by Staff Report May 2014

    The family of a toddler who drowned at the Kroger Aquatic Center at the Heights is suing the center, the Huber Heights YMCA and YMCA of Greater Dayton, the city of Huber Heights and Kroger.

  • Red Cross Launches Campaign to Cut Drowning Rate in 50 Cities

    by Super User May 2014

    Source: Red Cross 

    Washington DC – May 20, 2014 - The American Red Cross today launched a new national campaign to reduce the drowning rate by 50 percent in 50 cities over the next three to five years.

  • Richmond's Head Coach Witnessed Fatal Balloon Accident

    by VIC DORR JR. May 2014

    Nothing in Michael Shafer's past has prepared him for his present. Shafer, the head women's basketball coach at the University of Richmond, fought to maintain his composure Tuesday afternoon as he discussed for the first time the death of two members of his staff in Friday's fiery crash of a hot air balloon in Caroline County.