(NEW YORK) -- A New York City mother police said is suspected of drowning her three children while in the throes of a postpartum breakdown is now facing homicide charges. The mother, 30-year-old Erin Merdy, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, according to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For generations, Black Americans have grappled with a troubling reality when it comes to swimming. Black Americans drown at a rate 50 percent higher than their white counterparts, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a grim statistic rooted... Read More.
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- A father from Alabama is counting his blessings after his twin sons' quick thinking helped save his life last month. Brad Hassig was doing underwater meditation exercises at his home swimming pool, something he said he'd done numerous times before. "We were just... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Amber Smith, the wife of country music star Granger Smith, is opening up about grief, living with loss and water safety three years after her son River died following a drowning accident. In 2019, the Smith family were outside their home when... Read More.
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- When she opened the door that one day in April, Sgt. Bishop Evans’ aunt, Felisha Pullen, said she knew instantly that her family’s worst fears had been realized. The 22-year-old Bishop they knew and loved was dead. “The military doesn't show up... Read More.
(CHICAGO) -- Jelani Day's death is said to have been caused by drowning, according to the LaSalle County Coroner's Office. The 25-year-old college student went missing in August, while studying to be a doctor at Illinois State University. Day was last seen on Aug. 24... Read More.
Lauren Alaina may now be Sitting Pretty on Top of the World, as the title of her third album suggests -- but that wasn't always the case. In fact, she candidly admits the title track was inspired by her struggles over the last few years. "The chorus says... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new report that identified top drowning risks for children and recommendations to help prevent tragedy. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in the U.S. for children ages 1 to 4 and the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Child drownings are on the rise, according to a new report, and experts warn that the pandemic has also put kids at an increased drowning risk this year. "It was really hard for people to access swimming lessons last year," Dr. Ben... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A pregnant mom of three is sharing a message of water safety for summer after rescuing a group of young girls off the coast of Lake Michigan. Alyssa DeWitt, 27, of Manistee, Michigan, took her three children -- ages 6, 3 and... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A mother has made it her mission to ensure her family's tragedy will not be repeated after her husband died trying to save their two daughters from drowning. Ali and Austin Joy of Ashland, Virginia, were on vacation with their three children... Read More.
(CINCINNATI) -- The University of Cincinnati is mourning the death of woman's soccer player Ally Sidloski, who passed away on Saturday. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesperson told ABC News Cincinnati affiliate WCPO, Sidloski drowned in East Fork Lake in Clermont County. The spokesperson... Read More.