In December, the Washington Post reported that a young boy had drowned while diving with an underwater diving device while in a “bubble bath” in the Delaware River.
The device, known as a buoyancy vest, is designed to simulate deep water by providing buoyancy to the body as it dives underwater.
However, the boy’s body and buoyancy were not at the bottom of the river.
The Post reported: The boy’s mother, who was a diving instructor at the time, told the Post that the boy had not been wearing a buoyant vest and was swimming in the river when he suddenly plunged.
The vest was submerged, so the boy was underwater, the mother said.
After the boy sank into the river, a neighbor and a diving crew were able to rescue him, but he was still unconscious when rescuers arrived.
“It was a terrifying moment,” the mother told the newspaper.
“I couldn’t breathe.”
In January, the Delaware County coroner’s office determined the boy drowned when he swam in the murky waters.
The coroner’s report noted that the child’s body did not appear to be fully submerged.
A year later, in February 2017, a 15-year-old boy in Maryland had been swept off the side of a cliff by a small fishing boat while diving in the same river.
According to a report published by the Baltimore Sun, the teen, a student at Eastern High School, swam through a stormy night in which the weather was forecast to be “very, very cold.”
The report noted the teenager did not wear a buoy, and that he appeared to be in a shallow water pool.
He was found by an outfitter on the shore and was later pronounced dead.
In March, a 16-year old boy from the same school in Maryland drowned while exploring a deep water cave.
Authorities told ABC News that the teen was in the cave with a friend who had an underwater device and that the device did not float.
However that same day, another 16-yo boy in Louisiana also drowned while in deep water.
In that case, the teens had been playing in a cave and accidentally plunged into the water when they were under the influence of alcohol.
In May, the death of a 15 year old boy in Mississippi sparked widespread debate when the boy, who drowned while fishing, had been in a bubble bath in the Mississippi River, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The newspaper reported that the 15-yr-old had been surfing and diving with his father when the father spotted the boy in a water tank, and the father yelled for his son to get out.
However the boy remained in the water.
He went under the surface and drowned, according the newspaper, which reported that authorities later found the boy “under the water in a coma.”
On the same day that a teenager died while diving while wearing a submerged buoy, a 13-year older boy in Pennsylvania also drowned.
The boy was surfing in the Ohio River and accidentally drowned.
Authorities reported that he had been underwater for about a half hour before his body began to decompress and he went under.
The man was not wearing a diving vest, so authorities were unable to find the boy.
The Times-Dispatch reported that there was no buoy in the area and that authorities believe he was unconscious when he drowned.
It was the second death involving a teenager wearing a drowned diving device to happen in the state in the last few years.
In July, the state’s attorney general’s office released a report that revealed that at least two teenaged boys who had drowned in deep-water caves in the United States were also wearing submerged buoyant gear, according a report by The Associated Press.
In 2016, a 17-year young man in Florida was reportedly found wearing a rubber suit while underwater while swimming in a deep-sea cave in the Atlantic Ocean.
The teenager’s family told local media that the teenager, who they believed to be 17 years old, had died while in the shallow water of the cave.
It is not clear whether the teenager was wearing a life jacket, as he was found in a pool of water after his death.
In January 2017, another boy in Michigan also drowned after he swum in the deep water in an underwater suit.
The state’s Attorney General’s office said that the other boy was 17 years of age and had not worn a diving suit.
Officials said the boy did not have any warning signs about the device that had fallen into the pool.
The other boy’s parents, who said they had no idea the device was underwater and had only seen it on YouTube, said they believed their son was underwater.
The two teens’ deaths prompted several people to voice their concerns about the safety of the underwater gear.
In February, a state senator introduced legislation that would require the devices that have been banned in California and New York to be replaced with buoyant suits.
In August, a teenager from Illinois was found to have drowned while wearing an underwater helmet, which had also been banned.