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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Technology, Collaboration Key to Protecting Open-Access Events

    by Dennis Van Milligen April 2014

    No one anticipated — no one could have anticipated — what happened on that day," recalls Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. An avid runner with more than 40 marathons under his belt, including last year's Boston Marathon, Evans has been preparing harder for this year's Boston Marathon than any other race he's run. But unlike previous years, his morning runs with a member of the Boston Athletic Association aren't meant as training for his participation in the race; they are meant as preparation for his more daunting task of protecting the race.

  • NJ High Schools Preparing for New Safety Mandates

    by Michael Gaio April 2014

    New Jersey high schools will soon have new rules in place aimed at keeping student-athletes safer.

  • Flood Emergency Provides Lessons in Crisis Management

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein March 2014

    As a gym owner or manager, there's one phone call, above all others, that you do not want at 1 a.m. — a call from your alarm company.

  • Navy Freshman Dies After Collapse at Football Practice

    by Michael Gaio March 2014

    Navy freshman football player Will McKamey died while in a coma Tuesday night, three days after he collapsed during a Midshipmen football practice. He was 19.

  • Blog: Every Athlete Deserves a Certified Athletic Trainer

    by Mike Hopper, Guest Contributor March 2014

    Youth sports injuries seem to continue to pile up. Unfortunately so do the fatalities. In recent years, we’ve heard about many football players who have died after suffering brain trauma. We’ve heard reports of athletes who have died of sudden cardiac death. And we’ve heard of athletes dying of heat illnesses such as exertional heat stroke or sickle cell anemia. In response to that, there have been significant regulations in the way of law or league policies for these various cases.