List of drowning victims

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This is a list of drowning victims in chronological order. The reasons for drowning are diverse and range from suicide, to accidents or murders.

  • Pit Martin (born 1943), Canadian ice hockey player, drowned after his snowmobile fell through thin ice in Quebec in 2008.[66]
  • Ophélie Bretnacher, a French student, drowned in the Danube between December 2008 and February 2009.[67]
  • Toshiharu Ikeda, Japanese film director and screenwriter, committed suicide in December 2010.[68]
  • Marie-France Pisier, French actress, found dead in her swimming pool April 2011.[69]
  • Whitney Houston, American singer, found dead in her bathtub following a barbiturate overdose, February 2012.
  • Rodney King, American construction worker, victim of police brutality, found dead in his swimming pool with alcohol, marijuana and cocaine in his system, June 2012.
  • David Chan Yuk-cheung (Chinese: 陈毓祥, born 1950), a leader of Baodiao movement in Hong Kong, drowned in the sea during a protest in 1996.

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