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Drowning replaces traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths for boys age 1-4; second leading cause for girls in that age group. (Getty Images)

Study: Drowning A Leading Cause Of Accidental Deaths For Young Children

Drowning replaces traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths for boys age 1-4; second leading cause for girls in that age group.

04/15/2014

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Police: Usher’s Son Nearly Drowns In Atlanta Pool

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Authorities say the son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher Raymond nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool on Monday. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said in a report Tuesday that  5-year-old Usher Raymond […]

WAOK-AM–08/06/2013

Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance. . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Georgia Man Dies Weeks After Rescuing Girl From Creek

A northwest Georgia man paralyzed after diving into a creek to save a 4-year-old girl from drowning nearly three weeks ago has died from complications resulting from his injuries, authorities said Friday.

06/29/2013

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Deadly Summer In Local Waters

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say another man has drowned in the Chattahoochee River, marking the fifth such death in the Columbus area within a month. Columbus police Lt. Warren Dunlap said the 54-year-old man […]

WAOK-AM–09/05/2012

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Another Drowning In Lake Lanier

ATLANTA (AP) — Emergency crews have ended their second day of a search for a man who went missing after jumping from a sailboat into Lake Lanier. Hall County officials spent Sunday using sonar to […]

08/20/2012

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Two More People Drown In Georgia Lakes

TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — Two more people have died from drowning in Georgia. Authorities say a teenage boy drowned while swimming with friends in a northeast Georgia lake in the Tallulah Falls area Monday. Rabun County […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2012

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Boy Drowns in Apartment Complex Pool

CUMMING, Ga. (AJC/ WAOK) – A Forsyth County boy is dead after being pulled from an apartment complex pool,  by his father.    According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, 7-year-old Stephon Alston of Cumming was […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2012

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Man Drowns At Lake Lanier

FORSYTH COUNTY – (WAOK/AJC)  -  Forsyth County authorities say rescue teams pulled a 44- year old man from Lake Lanier Thursday afternoon,   who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.   Emergency crews responded to a […]

WAOK-AM–07/26/2012

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Body Of Teen Found In Lake Lanier

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say search crews have found a 13-year-old boy who has been missing since the boating accident that killed his 9-year-old brother nine days ago on Lake Lanier. Hall County Sheriff’s […]

WAOK-AM–06/28/2012

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Autopsy Results Expected In Rodney King Death

 Rialto, Ca (MetroNet/WAOK)- There is word that Rodney King may have been drinking and smoking marijuana in the hours before his death Sunday morning.  According to celebrity website TMZ.com, King’s fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, gave that information to the […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2012

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