Drownings

The funeral car carrying the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 25, and his daughter Valeria, 23 months, crosses the border from Guatemala to San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Martínez and Valeria were swept away by the border river between Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas, on Sunday, June 23, and their bodies were found the next morning. The wife and mother, Tania Vanessa Ávalos, survived. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
June 30, 2019 - 8:53 pm
LA HACHADURA, El Salvador (AP) — The young father and daughter who drowned in each other's arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital Monday. Their bodies entered the...
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Tania Vanessa Avalos stands nearby as a government official speaks at a press conference at the airport, after her arrival in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday, June 28, 2019. Avalos is the wife of the young man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas on Sunday, June 23. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
June 28, 2019 - 8:01 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A Salvadoran woman whose husband and toddler daughter drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas this week returned to her country Friday ahead of the bodies of her lost loved ones, a heartbreaking photograph of whom prompted an outpouring of grief. Tania...
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Rosa Ramirez sobs as she shows journalists toys that belonged to her nearly 2-year-old granddaughter Valeria in her home in San Martin, El Salvador, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The drowned bodies of Ramirez's son, 25-year-old Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, and his daughter were located Monday morning on the banks of the Rio Grande, a day after the pair were swept away by the current when the young family tried to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. Her daughter-in-law Tania Vanessa Avalos, 21, survived. (AP Photo/Antonio Valladares)
June 26, 2019 - 3:46 pm
SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at but takes some comfort in knowing "they died in each other's arms." Óscar...
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ADDS THAT PHOTO WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN MEXICAN NEWSPAPER LA JORNADA - EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday, June 24, 2019, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. Martinez' wife, Tania told Mexican authorities she watched her husband and child disappear in the strong current. This photograph was first published in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. (AP Photo/Julia Le Duc)
June 26, 2019 - 6:55 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments. The searing photograph of...
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Dark storm clouds gather out at sea off the north east coast as the rain continues to fall over much of the country in England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 8:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a tourist has drowned in Switzerland's Lake Geneva after her boat capsized in a driving storm, and another was killed in nearby France after high winds brought down a tree on her campsite. The Swiss news site 20 Minuten reported Sunday the previous day's storm brought...
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May 10, 2019 - 10:31 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — As many as 70 migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya drowned Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, and at least 16 other people from the boat were rescued, according to U.N. migration officials and Tunisia's state news agency. The International...
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May 02, 2019 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 10-month-old baby was found dead Thursday and three other migrants were feared drowned after their raft flipped in the night on the Rio Grande as they tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, law enforcement officials said. The missing included a 7-year-old boy and another child...
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This undated photo provided by Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) Armed Forces of the Philippines Saturday, April 6, 2019, shows the island where an Indonesian hostage held by Muslim militants was rescued by Philippine troops on Friday, April 5 in Sulu province in southern Philippines. Officials said Saturday, an Indonesian hostage swam his way to freedom but another drowned while a Malaysian was shot in the back while escaping. (WESMINCOM Armed Forces of the Philippines via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 8:06 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An Indonesian hostage held by Muslim militants in the southern Philippines swam his way to freedom but another drowned, and a Malaysian was shot in the back while escaping, officials said Saturday. The two Indonesians and the Malaysian separately escaped while Philippine...
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Dead fish float in the Darling Rive near Menindee, Australia Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of fish died on Monday in the third mass death in recent weeks on a stretch of a major Australian river that local officials blamed on drought but critics said at least partly stemmed from water mismanagement. (Rob Gregory via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 1:15 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of fish died on Monday in the third mass death in recent weeks on a stretch of a major Australian river that local officials blamed on drought but critics said at least partly stemmed from water mismanagement. The latest deaths began overnight in the...
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September 18, 2018 - 10:37 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two female detainees have drowned when a van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters. Horry County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Brooke Holden says a sheriff's office van was carrying two detainees and two deputies to Darlington Tuesday night when it was...
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