USAustralian man dies swimming the Grand Canyon
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A 77-year-old man from Australia died while swimming in the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon National Park, the park service said Thursday.
Park rangers responded to an emergency call of assistance on Tuesday for Kenneth Reece of Tasmania, Australia, who was on a river trip, according to the National Park Service. Reece was swimming in area around Deer Creek Falls, where other members of the river trip rescued him and attempted CPR.
Man dies from injuries suffered in Somerville hit-and-run
A homeless man died from injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run in Somerville early Sunday. The victim, Kevin Demont, was struck at 3 a.m. at the intersection of Mystic Avenue, also known as Route 38, and Shore Drive. Police said a driver who was not involved in the crash found the 69-year-old victim but did not see the crash happen. Preliminary investigation indicates that the crash happened within the area of a marked crosswalk, police said. Demont was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he died Monday, according to State Police. State police are leading the investigation and have not yet released a description of the driver or the suspect vehicle.
Responding rangers took over when they reached River Mile 136 but were unable to resuscitate the man.
Reece's body was taken by helicopter to the Coconino County Medical Examiner Office, where an investigation into his death is taking place.
The National Park Service warned that swimming in the Colorado River is different than swimming in calmer bodies of water and that even strong swimmers can be overcome.
"The water can change in depth unexpectedly, going from shallow to deep in just a few steps, and it can have swift, strong currents, waterfalls, cold temperatures, and underwater hazards such as trees and boulders," the park service said.
Man dies after triple-shooting at Fall River restaurant, DA says.
One man has died and two other men have been hospitalized following a triple shooting outside a popular Fall River restaurant, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.
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