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Responding Police, Fire and Rescue Agency personnel fail to initiate rescue efforts. During the early morning of May 3, 1998, at approximately 12:15 AM,, 2 college students entered the lake located on their college campus while other friends looked on. The...

On August 22, 1996, Mary Ann King and Lauren Walker took their three children to Lake Cheshire to have a picnic and to go swimming. The children were instructed to stay within the "swimming area" in water roughly to their...

On June 8, 2001, 11-year-old Bridgette Evans attended an end-of-the-year picnic for the 5th grade of her elementary school at the local YMCA. Approximately 100 students attended, along with 5 teachers and 5 parent/chaperones. The YMCA has an outdoor swimming pool that is L-shaped...

Egbert, et al. vs. Tuscany Townhomes, et al. On or about Wednesday, October 3, 2001, 2-year-old Kaleb Egbert wandered away from his mother, Amber Egbert, while walking behind the Tuscany Townhomes. Mrs. Egbert had been supervising Kaleb and another child and...

EDWIN & PAULA RODAS AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ESTATE OF JAVIER RODAS GARRIDO V. DOC INVESTORS, LLC. ET. AL. On Sunday, June 17, 2001, Javier A. Rodas Garrido had been a guest at a party at the Villages at Deerwood...

Estate of Christopher Branch v. YMCA of Greater Louisville 6-year-old Christopher Branch was enrolled in an evening Pizza Pool Party at the YMCA of Greater Louisville on July 13, 1996. Two lifeguards were on duty at the time of the incident....

Key Bank v. Delaware North Park Services On June 8, 2001, 5-year-old Suzana Dukic was a guest at the Deer Creek State Park, along with her Foster mother and family. The Deer Creek State Park was the location for a weekend...

To v. City of Coeur D'Alene, et. Al. View News Clip (14 MB QT) On or about Thursday, June 21, 2001, seven-year-old Jerry Ly drowned while playing at City Park in Lake Coeur d'Alene. At the time of the incident, there were...

Date: Date of Incident: February 14, 2003 On Friday, February 14, 2003, while the local schools were closed for a teacher’s in-service day, 5-year-old Lucas Shane Terry attended the YMCA of the Shoals “Vacation Day Camp”. There were 23 children in...

Date: Date of Incident: September 17, 2003 On September 17, 2003, 47-year-old John Doe entered the local High School swimming pool at approximately 8:30 p.m. for recreational swimming. John entered the water and began swimming laps along with five (5) other...

Date: Date of Incident: July 17, 1999 On Saturday, July 17, 1999, at approximately 5:20 p.m., John Doe, along with Melvin Smith and Mr. Smith's three (3) grandchildren went to the municipal pond to swim. Prior to 6:00 p.m., Melvin Smith approached...

On Saturday morning, February 15, 2003, at approximately 1:00 AM, 22-year-old David Smith, a resident of the Colony apartments, along with two of his friends (Jason and Reed) decided to take a swim in the apartment’s outdoor swimming pool. Although the...

Three lifeguards on duty fail to see teenager on pool bottom Lifeguard Jones, while situated in the elevated lifeguard stand located at the end of the pool, observed 15-year-old student swimming laps. Some time later, he observed him lying on the...

On Friday, June 25, 2004, 21-year-old John Catilo was following and coaching a nine member rowing shell. John was not wearing a PFD at the time of the incident, and the boat was only equipped with a seat cushion. The...

Jordan Reid, his wife Mary J. Reid, and their four children arrived in Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, and checked into room #564 of the Hospitality Inn, located at 4400 S. 27th St. in Milwaukee, WI. They were there...

On July 13, 2003, 14-year-old Damarco Alexander was playing in the hotel swimming pool with other children when he becamse submerged under the water’s surface. Due to the poor condition of the water and the lack of clarity, Damarco could...

During the early evening hours of June 22, 2003, five-year-old David Turner and his siblings were playing at the swimming pool at the Vagabond Inn. There was no adult supervision being provided and there was no hotel employee monitoring the...

Vilma Mena v. Lack's Beach Service and the City of Myrtle Beach On June 11, 2005, 18-year-old Jose Luis Mena, Jr., along with 3 friends (Juan Soto, Yesid Menton, and Charles Garcia), traveled from Gastonia, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC with...

On July 21, 2005, at approximately 3:00 PM, 8-year-old Cortez Stewart was swimming at the Mateo beach, typically referred to as "The Old Swimming Hole" in Dare County, North Carolina. He was accompanied by his older brother, Ben, and his...