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.
Ocean County prosecutors say Meghan’s mother and a sibling were at the house pool with her when the incident occurred at the family’s summer home in Mantoloking, but further details were not disclosed.
The men, both in their 20s, appeared to be testing their ability to remain underwater during a possible military training exercise at the Lyons Pool in the Thompkinsville section of the borough.
Police said Nemesio Rojas-Samora of Staten Island was standing on some rocks washing his hands when a wave hit him Sunday night.
The summer swim season got off to a tragic start over the holiday weekend. The body of a Westchester County man was pulled from the water on Monday morning.
Divers have been searching for a Long Island man thrown out of a rented raft and drowned in a stretch of rapids on the Upper Delaware River.