World Teenager pulled from lough dies in hospital
Nurse at Westmead Hospital in Sydney tests positive for COVID-19, positive case at Liverpool Hospital
Frontline healthcare workers are on high alert after a nurse at one of Sydney's major hospitals tests positive to COVID-19, and multiple staff at another facility are exposed to a COVID-positive patient.The ABC understands the fully vaccinated nurse, who works at Westmead Hospital's COVID ward, returned a positive result on Tuesday, despite wearing full protective equipment at work.
A 15-year-old who was rescued from a lake in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday afternoon has died in hospital.
The boy was swimming in Lough Sheelin, at a meeting point of counties Westmeath, Meath and Cavan.
The teenager was the fifth person to die after entering lakes on the island of Ireland during the heat wave of the last week.
They included a 13-year-old boy in Scarva, County Down, and a 55-year-old man in Lough Melvin, County Fermanagh.
Teenager Jay Moffett died in hospital after going into water in the Canal Court area of Scarva on Monday afternoon.
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other state Democrats called on state Rep. John Thompson to resign Saturday after past allegations of domestic abuse surfaced Friday, according to reports. The state lawmaker was already enmeshed in several controversies involving a suspended driver’s license, his residency potentially being out of his district and a suspect claim of racial profiling he leveled against police during a traffic stop.
On Wednesday morning, a 55-year-old man died at the scene after entering Fermanagh's Lough Melvin, near the border with County Leitrim.
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He was named locally as Peter Jones, a father of six from Boho.
In the Republic of Ireland, a 29-year-old woman died in a drowning incident on the Longford-Cavan border on Wednesday evening.
It is understood that the mother-of-two got into difficulty while attempting to help one of her children who was in the water at Swan Lake outside Gowna village.
She has been named locally as Natasha Core, who was from Gowna.
In a separate incident, a man in his 70s drowned in County Leitrim, on Wednesday night.
The alarm was raised at Spencer Harbour, Drunkeeran, when the man who was snorkelling failed to return.
His body was recovered from the water a short time later by local emergency services.
He has been named locally as Michael Hoey, from Feahoe, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan.
New York City ‘McBandit’ robs McDonald’s, other stores, police say .
New York City police are looking for a man accused of robbing a string of McDonald’s and other stores in the South Bronx area. The first robbery happened on April 20 around 11:30 p.m. Police say the suspect walked into a McDonald’s at 279 East 149 Street in the South Bronx, forcibly moved a female’s hand, and stole $52 from the register before taking off. On April 26, the same man allegedly robbed a McDonald’s at 925 Hunts Point Avenue in the Foxhurst neighborhood. Police say the suspect pulled a knife on a 31-year-old female employee, stole $109 from the register and fled.