Bohdan Vitenko and Jonathan Proce These two boys, both age 21, died while doing a Navy SEAL training exercise. Jonathan Proce, of Sunnyside and Bohdan Vitenko were found unconscious in 3 feet of water in a Staten Island public pool on Wednesday July 13, 2011.
Gene Whitner Milner, IIIdied tragically from Shallow Water Blackout in the family swimming pool on April 17th, 2011. Whitner graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009, where he was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity. In high school he was the lacrosse captain his senior year of at Woodward Academy.
FORMER USC swimmer Joe Curreri, a Staff Sergeant and Special Forces communications sergeant assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, Wash. died on October 26, 2007, in an accidental drowning incident at Siet Lake while deployed to the Southern Philippines region near Panamao, Jolo Island, Republic of the Philippines.
Audrey was a French World Record setting Freediver. Born into a family of snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiast, Audrey was swimming by age 2 and already a seasoned scuba diver by age 13. In her teens, her family moved to Mexico City. She became fluent in Spanish and went on to study Marine Biology at a university in La Paz, Mexico.
Nic was 12 years old when he lost his life. Three days after Christmas, he was in his backyard pool playing a breath-holding game with his cousins. His mother describes the accident: “We were sitting beside the pool at the time and he just didn’t surface after one of the ‘turns’…not a sound, in chest deep water….who would believe he was actually drowning.”