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Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Pak Man After He Went Swimming: Report

The victim was identified as Aurangzeb. (Image) Islamabad: In a rare incident, a 22-year-old man has died from primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in Karachi, Pakistan, bringing the death toll to three this year, ARY News reported. PAM is a disease of the central nervous system caused by Naegleria fowleri, commonly referred to as the “brain-eating” […]

Teen stepbrothers’s bodies found hugging after drowning at popular swimming spot

Two teenage stepbrothers who drowned at a popular swimming spot in a Maine river were found “clinging to each other” when their bodies were pulled from the water, family members said. Sanford High School students Tavain Weir, 17, and his stepbrother, D’Andre Graham, 16, died over the weekend at Springvale Recreation Area, known for the […]

Dozens of US beaches closed or hit with swimming advisories on July Fourth

Dozens of US beaches have been closed or advised against swimming on the Fourth of July due to high levels of bacteria in the water. While local and state governments have issued warnings for local beaches, there is no central database to determine whether a beach is under a health advisory. The Centers for Disease […]

Hawaii tourist bitten by shark while swimming, found ‘bleeding profusely’

A 20-year-old tourist visiting Hawaii was found “bleeding profusely” on Monday afternoon after an apparent shark attack, authorities said. Hawaii police said the man, who was visiting from Romania, was swimming about 15 to 20 feet off the coast of Anaehoomalu Bay in Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Police said that at around […]

Florida homeless man loses arm swimming in gator-infested lake

A homeless Florida man was reportedly attacked by an alligator while swimming in a lake in the middle of the night, losing half his arm, shortly after being warned of the dangers in the water by concerned locals. The daredevil, identified as a 31-year-old man, was bitten about 2 a.m. Sunday on Lake Monroe in […]

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas out of Olympics after losing legal battle | Swimming

American swimmer Leah Thomas, who gained global fame in March 2022 when she became the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA collegiate championship, has lost her lawsuit against World Aquatics at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, ending her hopes of competing in next month’s Paris Olympics. The 25-year-old also remains barred from swimming […]