Construction worker dies after fall from garage roof
WI - Deputy can't say if Gene Bitter died from the fall or from a medical condition. A 50-year-old Town of Rhine man died Thursday morning after he fell off the roof of a garage he was working on in the Town of Sheboygan, according to the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department. Lt. Jim Risseeuw of the sheriff's department identified the victim Thursday night as Gene H. Bitter, of N9416 Highway MC. Bitter was helping to roof the detached garage at 3426 Clover Court about 10:20 a.m. when he fell from the roof and into a Dumpster, according to Capt. Dave Adams of the sheriff's department. Adams said he could not speculate on whether the man died from the fall or if a medical condition played a role in the incident. The roof at the work site is about 10 feet off the ground, but the Dumpster was filled to within 2 or 3 feet of the roof line.
Construction worker dies fixing Dan Ryan
IL - Few construction workers still in the business can say they worked on the first version of the Dan Ryan Expressway.Joseph Ulanowski was one of them. Ulanowski, 67, died Thursday after suffering a heart attack while working on the reconstruction of the Ryan through Chicago’s South Side. The Crete man was a project manager for Gallagher Asphalt in Thornton, overseeing a large section of the $1 billion expressway rehabilitation. Before joining the company, Ulanowski had a hand in building the original Dan Ryan Expressway in 1962 while he was with the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Construction worker crushed to death on job site
NV - A local construction worker (Kirk Richardson, 20) died Thursday afternoon after being crushed to death by a steel beam. The accident happened near Sahara and Durango at the site of a new medical center. Unlike Wednesday's high-rise condo project accident, this death is not being blamed on strong winds. Officials at the job site say the beam slipped and fell to the ground. It then bounced and hit the worker across the head, killing him instantly. Grief counselors were on the job site Thursday, helping the victim's co-workers deal with the loss. The construction site will be closed today (Friday) so investigators can evaluate what happened. "We need to give the steel workers time to come to terms with what happened and make sure they're mentally prepared to go back to work," said Ken Mitchell, Big D Construction Watch video
2 Chicago Businessmen Killed in Plane Crash
IL - A small jet crashed into a farm field near the airport here while trying to land in rough weather, killing the two Chicago-area businessmen on board, Beaverhead County officials said. The Cessna 550 twin-engine jet was traveling to Dillon from Rockford, Ill., when it crashed Thursday morning, Sheriff Jay Hansen said in a news release. The pilot, Allan Hamilton, of Huntley, Ill., who owned a ranch near Twin Bridges, was killed, according to Coroner Ron Briggs. Also killed was John Mark Wauterlek, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Briggs said. The sheriff's department received a report of an explosion near the airport at 10:40 a.m., Hansen said. Only small flames were coming from the plane when firefighters arrived, Fire Chief Scott Marsh said.
Trailer from McDonald's truck crashes onto Thruway, driver killed
HILLBURN, N.Y. -- The driver of a McDonald's truck passed out driving Tuesday, causing the trailer section of the vehicle to fall from an overpass onto the New York State Thruway and burst into flames, authorities said. The cab, with the driver and a passenger, remained above, said state police Capt. Evelyn Mallard. Both were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. The driver, Chester Bush, 62, of White House Station, N.J., was pronounced dead on arrival. Officials said he had a history of heart problems. "For this to be a one-vehicle accident is amazing, that there was nobody underneath," Mallard said.
Kroger employee fatally shot outside Indianapolis store
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — A Kroger supermarket employee was fatally shot today outside the store where he worked in the produce department for 30 years, police said. Wendall A. Anderson, 58, was wounded in the chest in the store parking lot on the southwest side of the city just after 5 a.m. and died a short time later at a hospital, police said. A store security camera showed Anderson speaking to a man who emerged from a white car after Anderson arrived at work, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police spokesman Lt. Doug Scheffel said. There were two other people in the car. "It almost appears that he's giving directions,'' he said. ``He's pointing, you can see his arm.'' Several employees inside the store heard gunshots before Anderson came in and said he had been shot. Robbery may have been a motive in the attack, although Anderson still had his wallet on him after the shooting, police said. Police are looking for a white four-door car with the license plate number 8233181. A witness said the plate may have been from Illinois or California, Scheffel said.
Tour bus driver dies in accident
TUSCUMBIA, AL -- A tour bus driver who had carried hundreds of Shoals residents all over the country died late Friday when the bus he was driving smashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler. Billy Copeland, 71, died at the scene after he was ejected from his bus as it collided with the flatbed transport truck. Copeland's body came to rest in the median on Alabama 20, about 200 yards from where the truck and bus came to a stop. The crash scene was west of Wilson Dam Road, directly across from Arnold's Truck Stop. State troopers said the accident occurred at 11:50 p.m.
2nd Worker Dies In Line Rupture At Iatan Plant
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A second worker has died from injuries he suffered in a line rupture at the Iatan Power Plant, a KCP&L spokesman said on Friday. The man's name has not been released. The plant, which is northwest of Weston, had been shut down on Monday because of flooding concerns. Officials said the plant had been powered up and a line that carries hot steam ruptured shortly before noon on Wednesday. In all, four workers were hurt. Ronald D. Jones, 40, of Liberty, died on Wednesday. One worker suffered serious injuries. Another worker was treated for minor injuries. Officials said the rupture was not related to Monday's shutdown. The cause of the rupture is under investigation.
Tanker flips; driver killed
NJ - SEQUENCE: Car loses control, crosses median, hits tanker, which catches fire
CONSEQUENCES: Rush-hour traffic on I-195 in Howell, surrounding roads a mess
HOWELL — The driver of a tanker truck carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline was killed in a fiery crash on westbound Interstate 195 Thursday evening after an eastbound car lost control, sideswiped a dump truck, crossed the median into the oncoming lanes and hit the tanker. Traffic on the highway was brought to a halt for hours as a result. State Police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Jones said authorities were investigating whether drugs may have played a role in the crash. Police found what they suspect was a controlled dangerous substance, believed to be the prescription drug Percocet, in the eastbound driver's possession at the hospital after the accident, but he had not been charged as of 10 p.m. Thursday, Jones said. The crash occurred at about 5:20 p.m. when the driver of an eastbound 2006 black Toyota Scion — identified by police as Steven A. Garratano Jr., 22, of Highlands — lost control of his vehicle. He then struck an eastbound dump truck driven by Frank Pulido Jr., 24, of Forked River, Lacey.
Public Works Employee Drowns
FL - A 21-year-old City of Crestview public works employee died at about 8 a.m. Thursday after a lawnmower he was driving overturned into the lake at Twin Hills Park, according to the police. Darnell Rushing was trapped underwater for an unknown amount of time. Three police officers were able to lift the mower off of Rushing and he was pulled from the water. He was rushed to North Okaloosa Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Rushing had been employed by the city as a laborer since July 2006.
Officials investigate man's death at lumber yard
State officials are investigating an accident at a Reno lumber company that resulted in the death of a Fernley man last month. No details were available about the death of Jeffrey Isaac, 31, said Chris Davis, district manager of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He confirmed the April 18 death, but he could not say when the investigation would be complete. "That's the $64-million-dollar question," he said. "It's an open-ended investigation. However long it takes is however long it takes." Reno fire spokesman Steve Frady said lumber fell on Isaac at the J.E. Higgins Lumber Co. on Energy Way.
3 fatally shot at Bluffton construction site
BLUFFTON, GA - An angry subcontractor opened fire at a Bluffton construction site Thursday afternoon, killing two men and then himself, Beaufort County officials said. The shooting followed an argument between a painting subcontractor and an electrical subcontractor working inside a Best Buy under construction on U.S. 278, said Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner. "It appears two subcontractors were in a dispute about work being done," Tanner said. The general contractor in charge of the project tried to intervene and diffuse the argument, the sheriff said. But one of the men pulled a gun. "As a result, the general contractor was shot and killed," Tanner said. "The subcontractor was shot and killed, and then he turned the gun on himself."
Relatives mourn fatal shooting of Lake native
FL - Michael Palmer, a 2002 Leesburg High grad, was shot to death Sunday on a dock in South Florida.The family of Michael Palmer remembered the 23-year-old construction worker from Lake County with sadness Friday, five days after he was shot to death on a dock in South Florida. "It's very confusing," said Donna Jewell, an aunt. "Michael made friends with everyone. He didn't know a stranger." Palm Beach County sheriff's detectives said Palmer was shot to death about 8:45 p.m. Sunday after an argument with another boater in the Intracoastal Waterway near Riviera Beach. Timothy Mctigue, 44, of Boynton Beach was arrested Monday on a charge of murder in the slaying. A man identifying himself as Mctigue called 911 to say, "It was my pistol. I shot him in self-defense."
Worker at Houston galvanizing plant dies in accident
TX - A 34-year-old worker died in a mechanical accident in northeast Houston this morning. Abner Muro was working at Southwest Galvanizing in the 700 block of Aleen about 8:40 a.m. when a co-worker noticed he was leaning into a machine and "his head was not visible," said officer Gabe Ortiz of the Houston Police Department. The co-worker turned off the machine and notified a supervisor, who called 911, Ortiz said. Muro suffered multiple trauma injuries and died at the scene.
Homeowner finds man dead in pool
NY - A Riverhead pool maintenance worker was pronounced dead after a homeowner found him face down in a pool at a Sound Drive home in Greenport, Southold police said Thursday. The worker was identified by Southold Town police as Corey Hodge, 37, of Riverhead. "He was last seen by the homeowners cleaning the pool about 11/2 hours earlier," Southold Det. Edward Grathwohl said. Greenport Fire/Rescue and the town police responded to the homeowner's emergency call at 5:19 p.m. Wednesday. Ambulance workers pulled Hodge from the water and tried to revive him, police said.
IATAN 1 POWER PLANT | Heated water line ruptures, One killed in Iatan plant accident
MO - Three KCP&L employees also are burned at the electric generating facility north of Weston. One worker was killed and three were injured Wednesday when a heated water line ruptured in the Iatan power plant north of Weston. The accident occurred about 11:45 a.m. at the Iatan 1 plant, said Matthew Tidwell, a spokesman for Kansas City Power & Light. “All of the KCP&L family is greatly saddened today by the loss of our fellow employee and the injuries caused by the incident,” said Bill Downey, president and chief executive officer of KCP&L. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those employees. We have launched a complete investigation of the incident and are determined to find the cause as soon as possible.”
Construction Worker Dies In Durham
DURHAM, N.C. -- A construction worker was killed Wednesday afternoon when a septic tank that was being removed from a home site pinned the man in a trench. Charles Franklin Williams, 37, of Broadway, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the owner of Charles F. Williams Grading and Trucking Co. According to the city of Durham, a crew was working at 2211 Glover Road when Williams tried to put a chain under the tank so it could be removed by crane.
Trench falls in, killing 45-year-old worker
Rock Hill, NY — A 45-year-old plumber from Orange County died yesterday when a 400-pound slab of pavement fell from atop the trench he was working in and pinned him to the ground. Police believe he suffocated. Leroy Pritchard of Circleville was working in an unsecured trench in the road when the chunk of pavement and rock struck him in the back at about 1 p.m. He was replacing a collapsed sewer line for a house at 23 Nottingham Gate Road. The road is part of a small, tree-lined development called Emerald Green, which borders Lake Louise Marie.
Woman killed at school bus barn
TX - A school district employee was killed early this morning in an apparent accident at the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District transportation depot. “This has been a tragic loss for our school district, we are deeply saddened by the accident. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family,” district superintendent, Roberto “Bobby” Fernandez said this morning. Maria Rodriguez died around 6:30 a.m. near a bus refueling station toward the rear of the depot on 15th Street.
Ga. officer dies in accidental discharge incident
Additional Info: Chief Investigator Suarez had previously served as the Boston (Ga.) PD's police chief, as a jailer with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office, and as a corrections officer with the Georgia Department of Corrections. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Cause of Death: Accidental gunfire
Incident Details: Chief Investigator Suarez was accidentally shot and killed by another officer as the officer finished cleaning his gun during a shift change at the police station. The weapon was discharged after the officer reloaded it. He was hit in the chest.
Chief Investigator Suarez's wife was a 911 operator for the county and was on duty when the incident occurred.
Date of Incident: May 4, 2007
Alabama Officer Dies in Motorcycle Crash
FLORENCE, Ala.-- Longtime police officer David Young was doing what he had always wanted to do Thursday when his life abruptly ended in a crash in north Florence. Young was patrolling the streets on his motorcycle, performing what he always considered a crucial role for his community. Suddenly, authorities said, a vehicle pulled out in front of him as he reached the Wood Avenue-Button Avenue intersection, just north of the Seven Points area. The collision with the sport utility vehicle sent Young airborne in one direction and his crash helmet in another. Both vehicles burst into flames, sending thick, black smoke skyward.
Girls Missing After Shooting Found Safe
FL - The two children who were missing after their mother (Emmanuella Biziyaremye) was gunned down in the parking lot of an Orlando, Fla. Walgreens Sunday night were found safe Monday morning. The shooting happened at a Walgreens on Colonial Drive near Bumby Ave. Police said the victim was at the store to pick up her 8-year-old and a 7-year-old daughters from their father Anselme Biziyaremye, when she was shot in the head and later died. Investigators said Biziyaremye took off with his daughters and a state-wide missing children's alert was put out.
Worker killed in trench collapse near Brooklyn private school
NEW YORK -- A worker was killed Friday when he was trapped in an 8-foot-deep trench that collapsed during construction work at a private school, officials said. The trench being dug outside the Leif Ericson Day School caved in at about 2:40 p.m., burying the worker and killing him, said Fire Department spokesman Jim Long. Several department units had arrived Friday afternoon to begin digging out the trench. The worker was buried for at least an hour, Long said. He had been working to waterproof the foundation of the school, Long said.
Amtrak employee dies after early morning accident
BOSTON, MA - An Amtrak employee suffered an apparent heart attack and later died after a train struck a piece of construction equipment in Boston this morning.
Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says the Albany-to-Boston train was near its final destination of South Station when the accident happened just before 2 a-m. The equipment belonged to a contractor for the M-B-T-A, which owns the tracks. Cole says the person who died was an Amtrak employee working on the tracks in conjunction with the work crew. The man's name was not immediately released. None of the 23 passengers on the train was hurt.
Dead in Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Parking Structure Explosion
NV - Police say the bomb that went off in the Luxor parking lot killing a man was murder, not terror. They say the device was meant for one person, an employee of Nathan's Famous hot dog stand inside the Luxor. The explosion happened Monday morning on the top level of a parking garage at the Luxor Hotel & Casino. Detectives believe the victim was the intended target, not the resort. And they're investigating the case as a homicide. This happened on the roof of the Luxor public parking garage. Sources with the casino as well as with Metro confirm there was a cup on the roof of the victim's car. When he walked over to pick it up, it exploded, killing him.
Dead worker's employer says collapse was an accident
NY - The construction worker killed in a trench collapse in Brooklyn was a father of two young children, according to family and friends. Juan Amendano, 30, had moved to New York from Azogues, Ecuador, about nine years ago, leaving behind his son, now 8, with his parents, said his cousin Jose Camas. Amendano and his wife recently had another boy six months ago and live in the same Dyker Heights building as Camas, the cousin said. Amendano died Friday afternoon when an 8-foot-deep trench he was digging collapsed at a construction site for a planned church school in Dyker Heights, police said. Working for the Starpak Contracting Company, Amendano was in the trench by himself as two other employees, including his brother, worked nearby, said Fire Department Deputy Chief William Tanzosh.
Kansas officer dies from twister injuries
GREENSBURG, Kan. — Officer Robert Tim Buckman was rushing to warn rural residents about the approaching storm when the tornado swept up his squad car and flung it 300 yards into a field. The 46-year-old officer died of his injuries at a hospital Tuesday morning, his son, Derick Buckman, told The Associated Press. "He died being a hero," Derick Buckman said. "He was sworn to protect people, and that's what he was doing the night he got picked up by a tornado."
UPDATE: Industrial Accident Victim Identified as Tyler Man
ARP — A longtime employee of Baker Tank Company, located on Texas Highway 64, was killed early this morning when a tank rolled over on the Tyler man. Smith County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 James Meredith said he was called to the scene after the accident to pronounce Efrain Flores, 46, dead. Smith County Sheriff Lt. Larry Wiginton said his office responded to the scene. “We respond when there is a traumatic injury that results in a death," he said. “This was just a workplace accident.”
Body Found Inside Tow Truck
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Police are investigating a suspected homicide at Green Pointe Parkway near Peachtree Industrial Parkway in Norcross. Gwinnett County police say they received information about a tow truck on the side of Green Pointe Parkway. When they arrived, they found the driver slumped in his seat. Investigators say they believe the driver died of a gunshot injury. Officials say they believe they know the name of the driver, but they are withholding his name until next of kin can be notified. The investigation is continuing. Click here to view story
Montgomery officer dies after accident, Luke Hoffman, 24, was pursuing suspected drunken driver yesterday
MD - A Montgomery County police officer who was hit by another officer's cruiser yesterday has died, police said today. Officer Luke Hoffman, 24, was pursuing a suspected drunken driver when the man bailed out of his car and ran, police said. Hoffman pursued the man on foot and was struck by a police cruiser in the 14700 block of Old Georgia Ave. in Aspen Hill about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The cruiser was driven by Officer Stephen Wofsey, 26, said Officer Kyle Cochran, a spokesman. After hitting the officer, the cruiser swerved off the roadway, went down an embankment and struck a tree, Cochran said.
Worker Electrocuted In Gladewater Accident
TX - An East Texas man is dead after apparently being electrocuted at a Gladewater business. Emergency crews were called out just before noon on Thursday at Texas Die Casting incorporated. That's located in the 600 block of south Loop 485 in Gladewater. Investigators say Estevan Castillo, 50, of Gladewater apparently came in contact with a power source while working at the plant. He was rushed to Good Shepherd hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered in the case. OSHA is investigating the circumstances of Castillo's death.
Worker Killed in Industrial Accident
Columbus, MS - An Arkansas man died Wednesday from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a 12-inch pipe while working at a SeverCorr steel mill site in Mississippi.
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant has identified the worker as 48-year-old Milam Wayne Davis of Hamburg, Arkansas. Davis worked for Systems Incorporated. The coroner says Davis was off the ground in a lift when the pipe struck him in the head. An autopsy is pending. The contractor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and SeverCorr are investigating the accident. The SeverCorr mill is located across from Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Worker dies at Bangor submarine base
BANGOR, Wash. -- A worker was killed today in an accident at the Bangor submarinebase, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The Kitsap County coroner's office identified the victim as 23-year-old Brent Larwick of Brush Prairie. Larwick is believed to have been electrocuted. An autopsy is being conducted. In Seattle, Department of Labor spokeswoman Jeannine Lupton says the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
Construction Worker Killed in Freak Accident
PA - A gruesome construction accident has left a man dead in Wynnewood. The worker was an employee of a construction company that works with Aqua Pennsylvania. The crew has been fixing water mains in the neighborhood for about a month. Investigators believe the worker, who was on the back of a truck operating a cable retriever, somehow got a piece of clothing snagged on equipment. The worker became entangled in the cable. He was crushed to death. Fellow workers heard his screams and tried to help him, but it was too late. The name of the construction company and the name of the victim is not being released because the victim's family has not been notified. (He worked for Spiniello Companies)
Carwash employee arrested after manager’s death
COSTA MESA, CA — The carwash employee responsible for crushing his boss to death while moving vehicles at the Classic Hand Car Wash is in police custody now, NBC 4 reports in an Apr. 30 story. Professional Carwashing & Detailing Online reported last week that Elias Izara, 25, had killed 36-year-old carwash manager Eduardo Rodriguez after pinning him against a freshly detailed Toyota Tundra with a customer’s 2007 Mercedes SUV. According to the news station, Rodriguez was signaling Izara to move closer to the Tundra when the Mercedes suddenly lurched forward. The vehicle continued accelerating after pinning Rodriguez against the Tundra, and eventually ran him over before crashing into a clothing store. The employee did not have a license and was not the regular driver for the carwash, the article said. He was arrested for driving without a license, and an immigration hold was placed on him, the article said.
Worker dies in Hill Country cave
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- A worker at a Hill Country cave that serves as a Kendall County tourist attraction has been found dead in the cave. Searchers found the man's body in the Cave Without a Name, about 35 miles northwest of San Antonio. The victim and a fellow cave employee had been sent below yesterday to find and clear something that apparently was causing water drainage problems in the cave. Officials say the victim went about 300 feet into a pocket of the cave but failed to return. After 20 minutes, his colleague summoned help. Searchers found the man's body last night, several hours after he was last seen. No identity has been released.
Farmer's tragic death leaves community "numb"
CHARLOTTE - Duane Tirrell is dead. The 53-year-old Charlotte-area farmer was killed Monday afternoon when the John Deere tractor he was driving north on Cochran Road was struck by a semi-tanker, heading in the same direction. His tractor flipped and fell apart. "Everyone in the farming community is just numb right now. Absolutely numb," said Mona Ellard, director of the Michigan State University extension office in Eaton County. He worked the land on a farm owned by his family for more than 100 years, on a road named for his relatives.
MTA Worker Killed Not Authorized To Be On Track, Sources Say Workers Used Short Cut Without Permission
BROOKLYN, NY - A subway accident in Brooklyn that killed a transit worker while on-duty was apparently caused because the worker (Daniel Boggs) was taking an unauthorized short cut with another worker who survived the accident, sources tell CBS 2. The accident happened on the Queens-bound "G" train at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station. Although the incident is under investigation, highly placed sources tell CBS 2 that the two men were not authorized to be on the track, so the driver of the train had no idea they were there. There were no posted speed restrictions or warning lights to let the motormen know men were on the track, sources said.
Tow Truck Driver Killed Outside Vehicle On I-270
MO - Authorities are questioning a tractor trailer driver after he allegedly hit and killed a tow truck operator working on Interstate 270 in St. Louis County. It happened Monday around noon, shutting down traffic for several hours. 32-year-old Aaron Helfrich of Festus was working near his tow truck on the side of Interstate 270 near Manchester when he was struck and killed. Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesperson Cpl. Julie Scerine said, "He had been removing an abandoned vehicle somebody left along side of the road. He had been removing that, loading it on his flatbed and was in the process of getting into his vehicle." Click here to watch this story.
SANTA CRUZ CO.: WOMAN DIES SATURDAY FOLLOWING DOUBLE HOMICIDE ON FRIDAY
CA - A woman died Saturday from injuries she sustained at the hands of her estranged husband on Friday after the man reportedly shot and killed another man and then turned the gun on himself, according to a statement from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office. On Saturday at approximately 1 p.m., Tamara Smith, 45, of Santa Cruz, died from several gunshot wounds to the head after being placed on life support with "grave injuries,'' according to the sheriff's office. On Friday at approximately 6:46 a.m. several calls were made to 911 reporting shots fired and multiple injured people at the Santa Cruz Lode Street Wastewater Treatment facility, located at 2750 Lode St. Several law enforcement agencies responded to the call but found a scene of carnage that had already played itself out. Steven Smith, 50, of Aromas, reportedly confronted Michael Sotelo, 41, of Santa Cruz, in Sotelo's office at the Lode Street facility.
Barge worker dies at Ship Channel
Houston,TX - A 28-year-old barge worker died at the Ship Channel Friday night after a crane operator lost control and a bundle of pipe struck the man, knocking him into the water, officials said. John Juan Smith, of the 4700 block of Russell, and other workers were loading bundles of coated pipe about 9 p.m. at Industrial Terminal Dock No. 1 when a bundle pinned him into the north side of the barge, said Lt. John Denholm with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Smith fell about 15 feet into the channel south of the dock, Denholm said. It was uncertain what company Smith worked for, but a safety officer from Gulf Stream Marine responded to the incident. Officials do not know if he died from the impact or drowned.