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    Too many children drown, full stop. 1 is too many in my opinion.

    I would suggest that nobody assume details at all about how or why this happened. The full story is never complete, and the facts change from one person to the next.

    I only hope that if the public swimming pool is found to be at fault, they change their rules and regs to ensure this doesn't happen again. Unfortunately, it often takes a life to do that, which is the saddest part of all.

    RIP little man.

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    Rest in peace little one.

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    Interestingly it says he 'died of his injuries' - did he perhaps hit his head or is it just poor wording??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Interestingly it says he 'died of his injuries' - did he perhaps hit his head or is it just poor wording??
    No, he was completely full of water when he was pulled out.

    The fuss is going to be over the fact that the pool gets grossly over crowded, and the life guards simply don't watch. I remember as a child never being allowed in there because of the poor monitoring, and the fact a good handful of my friends had to be pulled out due to going under.
    What everybody is buzzing about is that when the child's father said he couldn't find his son, they still didn't have a look. Eventually some other kids pulled him out of the water. It took the paramedics quite some time to revive him, and he was placed on life support. Unsure whether his death was from his parents wanting him taken off or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    No, he was completely full of water when he was pulled out.

    The fuss is going to be over the fact that the pool gets grossly over crowded, and the life guards simply don't watch. I remember as a child never being allowed in there because of the poor monitoring, and the fact a good handful of my friends had to be pulled out due to going under.
    What everybody is buzzing about is that when the child's father said he couldn't find his son, they still didn't have a look. Eventually some other kids pulled him out of the water. It took the paramedics quite some time to revive him, and he was placed on life support. Unsure whether his death was from his parents wanting him taken off or not.
    So awful, especially for Dad. The long lived guilt and regret he will carry will be soul shattering.
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    That's exactly what I said Anne. I pray for the parents sake that the boy died naturally rather than them having to make the choice. I imagine turning off a loved one's (especially a child) life support would haunt you forever. I imagine there would be a deeply ingrained feeling of 'what if they find a cure for brain dead?'

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    I was more thinking along the lines of Dad being at th epool with him. He will forever think "if only" ..... If only I didn't take my eyes of him, If only I had looked more in the pool, If only we had decided to go somewhere else that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I was more thinking along the lines of Dad being at th epool with him. He will forever think "if only" ..... If only I didn't take my eyes of him, If only I had looked more in the pool, If only we had decided to go somewhere else that day.
    That is very sad. My mum also pointed out the horror of taking your child out for a fun day...

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    I heard this on the radio news in Brisbane.. That is so sad , I can't imagine the greif of losing a son... The radio just said a small country town so I did not know where this happened.

    r.i.p. little fella..
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