Something Craigbythesea wrote in another thread brought my attention to this subject. He mentioned a Baptist preacher in Finland breaking the ice in their church baptismal tank in order to immerse a frail 95 year old woman. I inferred that perhaps she died, but don't know if that is right. Are there many documented cases of people dieing in the act of baptism? Many are probably familiar with the recent tragic death of Kyle Lake of Waco, Texas. As for me, this is the only time I have read or heard of someone dieing in/during the act of baptism. But I've never researched the subject. I'd like to keep the thread focused on the "historical" and not let this become a debate of the propriety of certain acts of baptism. I'd prefer that any posts be accompanied with verifiable documentation, rather than just asking us to take your word for it. In the absence of documentation, perhaps you can steer us towards further research possibilities on the subject. I mainly have in mind immersion, since that is the customary Baptist mode, but other information is OK also. I realize some people have been drowned as "heretics", but that's not what I have in mind. I'm thinking legitimate baptisms where something went wrong. Thanks.