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Husband of Forensic FBI Photographer Called Person of Interest in Wife’s Death

Kathleen Miller, via Facebook.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

The husband of a forensic FBI photographer from Alabama is a person of interest in the drowning death of his wife.

Authorities found 60-year-old Kathleen Miller, of Huntsville, Ala., in a shallow creek in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina on Oct. 7.

Gregory Miller called 911 and calmly reported his wife, who had no health issues, had fallen in the creek.

“I tried to call for help. I need help,” the husband said in a 911 call obtained by WAAY-TV. “My wife has fallen in the water, and I couldn’t get her out. … I wish I could be of more help.”

The couple were camping at the park when Gregory Miller said his wife disappeared after saying she wanted to check out Santeetlah Creek. Her husband said he later discovered her body face down in the creek.

Several law enforcement agencies are investigating the case.

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Mexican National Who Was Drowning

border patrolBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Border Patrol agents spotted a woman struggling to stay afloat in the All-American Canal in California on Wednesday evening after she climbed a fence and fell into the water.

Calexico Border Patrol agents rescued the woman, saving her from drowning, KYMA reports. 

The 29-year-old Mexican national was taken to a medical center in Yuma, Az., where she was treated for hypothermia and anxiety.

After she recovered, she was taken to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for processing and will be returned to Mexico.

The El Central Sector Border Patrol has been credited with rescuing six people since Oct. 1, 2016.

FBI Investigates Death of Texas Mother Who Apparently Tumbled Off Cruise Ship

A Carnival Cruise boat.

A Carnival Cruise boat.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is helping investigate the death of a Texas mother who apparently tumbled off a Carnival Cruise ship traveling from Galveston to Cozumel, Mexico.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Samantha Broberg, 33, of Arlington, was lost at sea and her body has yet to be discovered.

“We are coordinating with Carnival to do a complete and thorough investigation,” said Special Agent Shauna Dunlap, of the FBI Houston Division. “Until that investigation is complete, I can’t comment further.”

Broberg was a mother of four.

Surveillance footage shows that Broberg fell backward off the deck late Thursday night.

FBI Investigates Woman’s Drowning After Falling Off Luxury Ship off Massachusetts Shore

Cape Ann, via Wikipedia

Cape Ann, via Wikipedia

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A 59-year-old woman drowned after plunging into the north shore of Massachusetts from a luxury cruise ship.

The big question: How did she end up overboard Friday?

The FBI has taken over the investigation after the woman fell from the Seabourne Quest at about 7 p.m. Her body was recovered about 90 minutes later.

The 10-day cruises ended after just three hours.

The FBI and local authorities have not released any information about the case.

Border Patrol Agent Saves Two Drowning Men from Rio Grand River in Texas

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent saved the lives of two men who were struggling to swim across the Rio Grande River in Texas, KSAT.com reports.

The rescue happened after three people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally jumped into the river in an attempt to get back to Mexico.

But two men struggled, so an agent jumped in and retrieved both suspects.

The Border Patrol saved the lives of about 200 people so far this fiscal year.

Border Patrol Agent Saves Life of Drowning Child in Neighbor’s Swimming Pool

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A quick-acting Border Patrol agent saved a drowning child who fell into a neighbor’s swimming pool over the weekend in McAllen, Tex.,  The Monitor reports.

Agent Carlos Cojelo was at his house when he heard commotion from a neighbor’s house. When he arrived, he saw a mother clutching her 3-year-old child, who was turning blue.

“I pressed on his stomach and water came out of his mouth,” Vasquez told The Monitor. “I pressed again and more came out. I was desperate I didn’t know what to do. That’s when he touched on my shoulder and told me that he knew what to do.”

Cojelo, a former EMT, resuscitated the child while they rushed to the hospital.

Funeral Set Today for Border Agent Who Died While Vacationing in Hawaii

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent who died while vacationing in Hawaii will be buried today after a funeral service in his hometown of San Diego, KSWT reports.

Kris Gungon, 31, accidentally drowned two weeks ago while swimming near a waterfall.

Gungon is survived by his wife and 5-month-old daughter.

They were not swimming at the time of the drowning, KSWT reported.

U.S. Park Police Detective Saves Drowning Dog in D.C.

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Talk about the dog days of summer.

A U.S. Park Police detective “put her pistol aside Sunday afternoon and jumped into the murky waters of the Washington Channel to save a drowning dog, police said”, according to a story written in the Washington Post by reporter Martin Weil.

Sgt. David Schlosser, a Park Police spokesman, said the dog named Scout, described as a border collie,  appeared to be having trouble, possibly the result of heat.

“The dog was having severe difficulties in swimming,” he said, according to the Post.

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