Keyword: drowning

Aqua-Tots: Prevent drowning over the holiday

As Labor Day approaches and many families spend time around water, Aqua-Tots swim schools is calling for water safety awareness to prevent drowning incidents.

Lamber: Ahead of Labor Day, know backyard pool safety

A chilling increase in drowning incidents, including toddlers, has cast a foreboding, yet preventable shadow over the greater Phoenix area this summer.

Aqua-Tots sounds alarm on water safety

With July 4th just around the corner, Aqua-Tots is sounding the alarm on water safety and highlighting the tragic statistics surrounding drowning incidents.

Drowning victim's family files lawsuit against Tempe

The family of Sean Bickings, the man who drowned in Tempe Town Lake in 2022, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Tempe after allegedly failing to implement new safety measures. 

Inattention around water can be fatal

It was a normal summer day for the McRae family that started with a family visit to the Estrada Park in Tempe during the morning and a swim at home during the afternoon. For Stacey McRae of …

Queen Creek Fire and Medical promotes water safety

As the temperatures continue to rise, the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department is reminding residents to be safe around water and help prevent drownings. According to the Children Safety …

Vigil on May 20 honors drowning victim Sean Bickings

Family and friends of drowning victim Sean Bickings will host a vigil honoring him on May 20, a year after the tragic incident occurred. 

Learn water safety at Apache Junction event, classes

Water safety — including the use of life jackets, hands-on traditional CPR demonstrations, mini swim lessons, rescue techniques and sun safety — will be explained to families …

Learn water safety at Mesa event, classes

Water safety — including the use of life jackets, designating someone to watch when kids are in and around water, and sun safety — will be explained to families participating in a free …

Peoria asks residents to practice pool safety this …

It’s pool season in Arizona. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when drowning incidents increase.

Deputies search for body under water at Lake Pleasant

Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a body that went under water at Lake Pleasant May 28 and did not resurface.

Woman critically injured in Lake Pleasant boating …

A woman critically injured in a boating accident at Lake Pleasant, May 21, was pronounced dead, according to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

County offers safety tips after 'unprecedented' Lake …

It is gearing up to be a busy season at Lake Pleasant with swaths of people ready to shed their pandemic experiences for summertime fun in the water.

Queen Creek offers safety tips for kids around water

With temperatures heating up, enjoying water is the perfect way to cool off in the hot summer months, but it also comes with risks if the proper precautions are not taken. Numbers released by …

Paradise Valley PD advises residents to be conscious …

Rising temperatures signal the scorching Arizona summer, and with people frequenting pools and other aquatic excursions, Paradise Valley Police Department has provided residents with some helpful …

Body pulled from Scottsdale canal in July ruled …

About three months following the death of Scottsdale resident Robert “Bobby” Cuillo, who went missing from the Old Town entertainment area in July, Scottsdale Police are sharing new …

Youngtown family gets free pool fence 2 years after …

The home of a Youngtown family is safer for young children after a Valley company installed a free pool fence in their backyard, according to a release. Fulton Homes had named the Taylor family as …

MCSO identifies deceased man who fell at Lake Pleasant

By Chris Caraveo, Independent Newsmedia A man died after falling into Lake Pleasant Monday night, according to a sheriff’s spokesman. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez …

Man dies after drowning in Glendale

Independent Newsmedia A man died Monday afternoon after he drowned in a pool in Glendale, according to police. The Glendale Fire Department responded to the incident at about 11:50 a.m. March 6 …