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Boy Dies from Brain-eating Amoeba at Texas Splash Pad

A young boy has died from a brain-eating amoeba infection he contracted from the splash pad at the Don Misenhimer Park in Arlington, Texas. The boy was hospitalized at Cook Children’s Medical Center on September 5, 2021, with primary amoebic…

Amusement Ride Death Closes Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park For Two Days

The tragic death of a 6-year-old Colorado Springs girl on Sunday has lead to the closure of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado though today. The park is located at the top of a mountain chain just…

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More Infant Deaths Linked to Boppy Nursing Pillows and Loungers [Update]

UPDATED September 23 Boppy recalled all infant loungers over suffocation risk after reports of eight infant deaths. More infant deaths have been linked to Boppy nursing pillows and loungers almost one year after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned…

The Dangers of Electric Shock Drowning: A Silent Killer

It happens quickly and without warning. Although relatively rare, Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) causes serious injuries and takes the lives of swimmers each year.  When an improperly installed or maintained electrical system sends an electrical current into the water, that…

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Slew of Child Drownings in Minnesota Highlight Nationwide Spike in Pool and Spa Drownings

A slew of child drownings in Minnesota highlights a nationwide spike in pool and spa drownings as more people get in the water this summer. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a new report showing that drowning remains…

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9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Drowning at North Mankato Pool

A nine-year-old boy died after drowning in the swimming pool at Spring Lake Park Swim Facility in North Mankato. Record-breaking temperatures of 100 degrees Farenheight drew more than 1,000 people to the North Mankato pool on Saturday. About 40 minutes…

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Rear-End Crash on Pilot Knob Road Kills Farmington Man

A 65-year-old man died when his SUV was rear-ended on Pilot Knob Rd. in Farmington yesterday. At about 11:30 A.M., Mark Holton was waiting to turn east onto 206th St. W from the lefthand lane of southbound Pilot Knob Rd…

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1 Person Killed and 5 Hospitalized in Mantorville, MN Apartment Fire

A 12-unit apartment in Mantorville, MN caught fire Thursday morning leading to the death of 68-year-old Cynthia Ferguson.  Five more occupants were transported to nearby Rochester. All five were hospitalized and at least two are listed in critical condition with…

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Car Struck and Killed Five Year Old Boy Near Boat Launch in Fond du Lac

A car struck a five-year-old boy near a boat launch in Fond du Lac, WI on Tuesday. The incident happened shortly before 9:00 PM in the parking lot north of the boat launch at Lake Side Park West off Howard…

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Bike Rider Struck and Killed by Semi Truck Wednesday Afternoon in Minneapolis

A bicyclist, identified by police as Alexander David Wolf, age 30, of Minneapolis, was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 while crossing the intersection of N. 12th Street and Linden Avenue W.  According to news reports shortly following…

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Infant Dies from Serious Injuries at Brainerd Home Daycare

A baby boy died from a serious injury at a home daycare in Brainerd, MN last week. Nine-month-old Zander Kenneth Miller was found unresponsive in a crib at Country Bumpkin Daycare on Tuesday, November 12th at about 2:00 PM. Despite…

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Bicyclist Struck and Killed by School Bus in Brooklyn Park, MN

A school bus struck and killed a bicyclist in Brooklyn Park, MN this morning. Phillip Ryan Anderson (32) of Plymouth died immediately on impact from blunt-force injuries when the school bus struck his bike at about 6:30 A.M. at the…