Sunday, July 27 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:57:03 GMT
A dive team is searching for the body of a 34-year-old man from the Toledo area, believed to have drowned in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a private pond inMore >
The body of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell, from Perrysburg, was located by divers around 1pm on Sunday in about seven feet of water.More >
Maumee School Board member Dave Theaker has been charged with two counts of theft in office, a felony.More >
Maumee School Board member Dave Theaker has been charged with two counts of theft in office, a felony. More >
PORT CLINTON, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A Port Clinton man has died after police made a water rescue Monday night.
Thomas Miller, 52, fell into the water along the Jefferson Pier in a motorized wheelchair around 10 p.m. Witnesses said he accelerated rapidly off the floating dock into the water. One officer jumped in to save him, while another got a rope to bring the two men back to shore.
Miller was taken to the hospital afterwards. He passed away Tuesday around 5 a.m.
According to the police report, Miller's wife, Gail, said Thomas was diagnosed with a rare disease similar to multiple sclerosis around 2006 and started losing mobility. She said he suffered depression because of it.
Gail said when she arrived home after work Monday she found Thomas intoxicated. After an argument, he left the house on his scooter. When she tried calling his cell phone he would not answer at first, but finally told her he was at the pier and said, "Gail, I can't take it anymore." When Gail arrived at the pier, police were already trying to rescue Thomas.
There were no malfunctions with the scooter, according to Gail. She told detectives she believes Thomas deliberately drove into the water to commit suicide. She also said that Thomas was able to walk short distances with the assistance of a walker, but his upper body strength was good and he would have been able to swim, if he wanted.
Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:27 GMT
Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.More >
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.More >
Sunday, July 27 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:19:04 GMT
NWS: Macroburst hit north Phoenix with 100 mph winds
A macroburst with winds in excess of 100 mph hit north Phoenix Saturday night, snapping power poles, toppling trees and cutting power to 33,000 utility customers, the National Weather Service said.More >
Intense macrobursts can cause tornado-force damage of up to F3 intensity, the National Weather Service said after it confirmed the event. The Paradise Valley Hospital sustained rooftop damage.More >