• Maryland pontoon boat operator drowned, autopsy shows

    NEW MARKET, Md. (AP) — An autopsy has concluded the operator of a pontoon boat that went over a dam near New Market died from accidental drowning. The state medical examiner’s office disclosed the information…

  • Boy, 2, found at bottom of Lorton pool dies

    WASHINGTON – The 2-year-old boy who was pulled from the bottom of a Lorton, Virginia swimming pool on Sunday has died. The Fairfax County police say that the boy, who was found at the bottom…

  • Potomac cliff diver presumed dead, identified

    The man who jumped off a cliff into the Potomac River south of Great Falls is now presumed to have drowned, according to police.

  • Girl drowns in pool at fitness club in Chesterfield County

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Chesterfield County police are investigating the drowning of a 9-year-old girl in a fitness club pool. Police tell media outlets that the girl was found unresponsive in the pool at American…

  • Toddler dies in northern Va. pool incident

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Prince William County police say they’re investigating the apparently accidental drowning of a 20-month-old girl in a family swimming pool in Woodbridge. Police said Wednesday that officers were called Tuesday afternoon…

  • Md. man drowns in Assateague surf

    ASSATEAGUE, Md. (AP) — Park authorities say a beachgoer has drowned after going for a late-night swim at the Assateague Island National Seashore. Liz Davis, a spokeswoman for the national park, says 28-year-old Oniruddo Paul…

  • Boy drowns on birthday in Baltimore County lake

    A 13-year-old boy on a camping outing with a Silver Spring-based
    camp drowned Friday afternoon in a lake at the Oregon Ridge.

  • Coast Guard says drownings are up in 5th District

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard 5th District is emphasizing safety on the water following 40 drownings that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. A statement from the…

  • 7-year-old girl drowns in lake in Spotsylvania Co.

    SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — Police say a 7-year-old girl has drowned in a lake at a subdivision in western Spotsylvania County. The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that the child disappeared…

  • Spotsylvania girl drowns during holiday festivities

    Celebration turns to tragedy for one family on this Independence Day. A 7 year old girl drowned in Spotsylvania, Virginia while waiting to see a fireworks show at Lake Wilderness.

  • Virginia Tech wrestler drowns in former quarry

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Tech wrestler has drowned while swimming in a former quarry in Blacksburg. A news release posted on the Virginia Tech athletics website says 21-year-old Darren Hankins died in a…

  • Crews recover body of missing swimmer

    COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County crews have recovered the body of a man who disappeared while swimming at the Beaver Dam Swim Club in Cockeysville. WBAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1lIomdG ) reports that police divers removed the…

  • Man found dead in Salisbury, Md., park drowned

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Authorities say drowning has been ruled the cause of death of a 25-year-old Salisbury man found dead in the east branch of the Wicomico River in Salisbury City Park. Police said…

  • Type of drowning kills hours after submersion

    What many parents may not realize is there is a form of drowning that\’s deceptive and kills over time.

  • Body of missing girl, 11, found in Md. river; apparent drowning

    The body of a missing 11-year-old girl was found in the Wicomico River on Sunday afternoon.