A makeshift memorial is growing outside the home of Ralph Knowles, 5, and Sharon Knowles, 7. The two died Sunday after they were pulled from the waters of a neighbor’s uncovered above ground pool in Central Islip, police said.
Turning bad into good is the mission of a Long Island couple who suffered tragedy just days before Superstorm Sandy.
Investigators say the death of a church pastor who drowned in a northern New Jersey hotel pool this weekend appears to have been an accident.
Westchester County police said that the man jumped into the river near Peekskill late on Friday afternoon, as the young girl struggled to hold on to a raft tied to the family’s boat.
The 40-year-old transmission mechanic and father of four from the Bronx gave everything to push his struggling sons back to shallow water. The boys’ memories are a jangle of haunting images.
Two children die every day from drowning and minority children are three times as likely as white children to drown, WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell reported.
A Bronx family is calling for increased safety precautions along the Harlem River following the drowning death of their 10-year-old son on Saturday.
Swimming after hours on unguarded beaches may be free, but it might cost you your life, WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell reported.
A ten-year-old boy Bronx boy died after falling into the Harlem river on Saturday.
When authorities arrived at the scene, the boy’s mother was administering CPR to him, police said. Byron was rushed to Southside Hospital, but couldn’t be saved.
The parents of two young brothers who drowned in a neighbor’s Union Township pool said their deaths were nothing more than a tragic accident.
Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said the boys climbed a 4-foot fence and wound up drowning in the pool after they either fell or jumped.
The boy — identified as Akeem Craig — and his friend had been trying to swim to a buoy in the ocean off Beach 19th Street and Seagirt Boulevard around 12:30 p.m., according to police.
Emergency workers responding to a 911 call pulled a 59-year-old woman out of the Hudson River. Detectives Henry Medina and Darren McNamara entered the water near West 131st Street and aided the woman to the sea wall and out of the water.
Police say 35-year-old Marco Rodriguez-Bravo, of Elizabeth, was found by a family member in a pool in the backyard of a home on Carriage Lane in Centereach.
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