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Boat overloaded with holidaymakers capsizes in Borneo, 23 missing

Twenty-three people are missing in remote Borneo after a boat overloaded with holidaymakers heading home for a festival capsized yesterday in treacherous rapids on a jungle river.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 1:37am

Five pupils drown in Shanxi water reservoir

The pupils were playing near the reservoir at Wang Bao village on Saturday and fell into the water by accident, the report said.

11 Mar 2013 - 2:32pm

Natalie Wood’s husband snubs new death probe

Hollywood icon Natalie Wood’s husband has declined to talk to detectives who have re-opened a probe into his wife’s mystery 1981 death, saying he has already answered all questions.

18 Jan 2013 - 3:07pm

Four children drown near school in Guangshan

Four primary school pupils drowned on Monday on their way to school in central China’s Guangshan county in Henan province, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

8 Jan 2013 - 12:16pm

Rescuer drowns in bid to save trapped family as floods hit Spain

A Spanish man drowned in a failed attempt to rescue a nine-year-old girl and her grandfather who became trapped inside a car during flash flooding, a local official said yesterday.

The girl was with her grandfather and 11-year-old brother when their car was caught in rapidly rising floodwaters on Friday near Puerto Lumbreras town in southeastern Spain.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

How to get your tiddler into the swim of things

I love swimming. One of the very first things I want to teach my son is how to swim.

When the pool's open, I swim at least three times a week. Before my son was born, I was in our local pool for half an hour every day.

I am convinced my birth was made easier by all the swimming I did over the whole nine months.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Man, 48, drowns at Shek O beach trying to help 3 other swimmers

A 48-year-old man drowned yesterday at Shek O beach after he tried to help swimmers seemingly having trouble. Witnesses said the man was on a floating platform at about 5.30pm when three teenage girls cried for help while they were approaching the platform because their inflatable device was leaking air.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Man drowns in Victoria Harbour

A Pakistani man drowned while swimming in Victoria Harbour off Kennedy Town yesterday. Two men, aged 21 and 39, were swimming in the sea off the Sai Ning Street waterfront when they got into difficulty at about 7.30am. A passer-by threw a rescue ring into the sea and called police. The younger swimmer managed to grab the rescue ring, but his friend went missing.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: Is swimming right after you've eaten really that dangerous?

Concerned parents subject their children to a steady barrage of health warnings, but none are so frequently repeated - or as dire - as those concerning swimming soon after eating. It goes something like this; if you're foolish enough to take a dip within an hour of your last meal, you'll be seized with cramps that will leave you unable to move and condemned to an early, watery grave.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Man drowns trying to pick up his false teeth

A 60-year-old man drowned yesterday at a public swimming pool while apparently trying to retrieve his false teeth.

The man, surnamed Mok, was spotted floating in the Kwun Tong swimming pool at about 7am. The pool was open at the time.

'Lifeguards dragged the man out of the water but he had already lost consciousness,' a police spokeswoman said.

7 Sep 2004 - 12:00am