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Houston Sued for $1 Million Over Drowning Deaths

The City of Houston is facing a wrongful death suit by the family of an elderly couple who drown during a botched flood-water rescue in 2015. The children of Jack and Shirley Alter filed suit accusing the city of negligence in its attempt to rescue the couple during a major flooding event.

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Oklahoma LODD Prompts Wrongful Death Suit

The widow of an Oklahoma firefighter who drown last year in floodwaters has filed a wrongful death suit against the city. Claremore Fire Captain Jason Farley died on May 23, 2015 when he was pulled into a flooded storm drain while at the scene of a water rescue.

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Alabama Rescue Captain Indicted In LODD Drowning of Subordinate

An Alabama rescue squad captain has been charged criminally with negligent homicide over the death of a squad member last April during a water rescue. Michael Ervin Bettis has been indicted on one count of negligent homicide. The charge arises out of the death of Vicky Houston Ryan. Both Bettis and Ryan were members of the Etowah County Rescue Squad.

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Seattle Fire Dragged Into Drowning Suit

The Seattle Fire Department has been dragged into an unfortunate wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who drown in a hotel swimming pool last summer. Tesfaye Girma Deboch died on June 30, 2013 while swimming in ...

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Alameda Not Liable for Drowning Suicide

The lawsuit brought against the city of Alameda for not rescuing a suicidal man who drown himself in San Francisco Bay two years ago has been dismissed. Raymond Zack, 52, committed suicide by wading out into the frigid waters off ...

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Alameda Drowning Suit Filed

As the anniversary of the Memorial Day 2011 drowning of Raymond Zack approaches, his family filed a wrongful death suit against the city and county of Alameda. The suit was filed Friday in Alameda County Superior Court alleging that officials ...

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