18-month-old drowns in Allegan Co.

18-month-old drowns in Allegan Co.

There are 228 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Aug 2, 2008, titled 18-month-old drowns in Allegan Co.. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

An 18-month-old Zeeland child drowned Friday in an Allegan County lake. Allegan County Sheriff's Deputies were called to Hutchins Lake in Fennville at 7:05 p.m. Friday.

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Kim in gr

Detroit, MI

#1 Aug 2, 2008
So terribly sad, thoughts and prayers to the family.
angel

United States

#2 Aug 2, 2008
Hey, We are so sorry..........Our families Thoughts and Prayers are with your family....."Jesus Loves the little children.He will keep your baby safe.. You will see and hold your child once again in Heaven."
heather

Greenville, MI

#5 Aug 2, 2008
so terribly sorry our families thoughts and prayers go out to the family. god will take care of the baby
grandville resident

Utica, MI

#6 Aug 2, 2008
i am very sorry for this family and i will have them in my prayers.

Just one question! Why was an 18 month old alone in the lake?
Tracey

West Haven, CT

#7 Aug 2, 2008
My thoughts and prayers to this family as they deal with such a horriable loss. May you find peace and comfort in the coming days! God Bless!
Family

United States

#8 Aug 2, 2008
You judgers have no idea the situation here. This was my cousins daughter and this family needs your prayers not your judgment. "You should first take the plank out of your own eye, before trying to remove the needle from your brothers"
heather

Greenville, MI

#9 Aug 2, 2008
why wasent noboy watching the baby plus did she have a lifejacket on prayers go to the family
heather

Greenville, MI

#10 Aug 2, 2008
not judging plus it i understand it was a accident
sandy

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Aug 2, 2008
Where were the Adults? and why was a baby unattended near water? we all hear it only takes a second for a drowning and as little as 2 " of water . very sad to hear, our prayers to this child and the family - WHY everytime someone gets hurt or worse there is someone claiming to be the cousin,Aunt,etc.. does not sound too believable to us.. I am Donald Trumps long lost Cousin too..- see how untrue that sounds
Family

United States

#13 Aug 2, 2008
I am a cousin...how dare you, sandy. Many people read postings...and I choose to defend my cousin. Keep your opinions to yourself if all you do is judge. If you are Donald Trumps cousin...worry and judge his life...not ours.
Sue

Grand Haven, MI

#14 Aug 2, 2008
Regardless of how or why this occurred, things like this are called "accidents". Who are we to judge or question the details? This family is going to have to live with this loss their entire lives. The very least we can do as a community is support and pray for them. This has to be every mother's worst nightmare. To have it actually happen is so tragic. They have my family's thoughts and prayers as they stuggle to deal with all the details that a loss like this entails. May they find comfort in the knowledge that God is holding their little blessing in His arms as they fight to find peace after this devasting loss.

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sandy

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Aug 2, 2008
A Professor that cannot spell correctly!! Education is the correct spelling - I think some on here are trying to act bigger than they are.
Holly

Holland, MI

#16 Aug 2, 2008
This family is friends of mine and are a very loving wonderful family. Please do not judge. Anyone who has children knows how fast accidents can happen--within a blink of an eye. Please offer your prayers of comfort and peace, not judgement.
heather

Greenville, MI

#17 Aug 2, 2008
why wasant nobody watching the baby
Holly

Holland, MI

#18 Aug 2, 2008
heather wrote:
why wasant nobody watching the baby
I was not there so I'm not sure exactly how it happened but they are a lot like I am with my kids. Constantly checking where they are and looking for them every second. It can happen so fast especially by water. Please pray as this is life changing.
Show some compassion

Holland, MI

#20 Aug 2, 2008
I know the family and my heart goes out to each and every one of them. They are really struggling right now. They could use your prayers and support, not your negative comments.

Any parent knows that kids are quick. We have a 16 month old.....faster than fast even when you have your eye on him.
heather

Greenville, MI

#21 Aug 2, 2008
Holly wrote:
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I was not there so I'm not sure exactly how it happened but they are a lot like I am with my kids. Constantly checking where they are and looking for them every second. It can happen so fast especially by water. Please pray as this is life changing.
well i have kids too but you need to watch them exspecially in the water. 8
JOJO

Holland, MI

#22 Aug 2, 2008
My prayers go out to this family. What a terrible accident. None of you have a right to judge this family. You weren't there and don't have all the facts. This was an accident so show some compassion.
Professor Curious

Lawrence, MI

#23 Aug 2, 2008
heather wrote:
<quoted text> well i have kids too but you need to watch them exspecially in the water. 8
How do you manage to know if your kids are in water or not? You are on the net all day.
Outdoor Lover

Holland, MI

#24 Aug 2, 2008
People can drown by falling in and inhaling water into their lungs. The parents could have been standing right there, you don't know. Maybe she was feeding the ducks, something most parents have done with their kids.

Accidents happen...a while back a boy drown hours after returning home from the city pool....he had inhaled water into his lungs and he drowned hours later while sleeping. If I can find the link, I'll post it. It scared me terribly because YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.

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