Teen nearly drowns near Big Rapids

Teen nearly drowns near Big Rapids

There are 16 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Teen nearly drowns near Big Rapids. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A 17-year-old male was rescued after going under the water at a lake in Mecosta County.

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Heather Koneska

United States

#1 Jul 30, 2008
I just hope that It's no one I know. I WANT TO KNOW WHO IT IS..........
Andrew

Castle Rock, CO

#2 Jul 30, 2008
Whoa, with a comment like that you could take over for Giha... Not that it's nosey; you're just curious.
Just Saying

Benton Harbor, MI

#3 Jul 30, 2008
Stories like this, without complete information should be placed on a Blurb page.
another student

Jackson, MI

#4 Jul 30, 2008
My heart goes out to the victime and the victim's family.
ummm

Flat Rock, MI

#5 Jul 30, 2008
Heather Koneska wrote:
I just hope that It's no one I know. I WANT TO KNOW WHO IT IS..........
Read the story, it gives his name. sheeeeeesh
News junkie

Nunica, MI

#6 Jul 30, 2008
ummm wrote:
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Read the story, it gives his name. sheeeeeesh
The stories get updated throughout the day, the earlier version 7 hours ago did not disclose his name.
trishalin

Salt Lake City, UT

#7 Jul 30, 2008
The name of the young man pulled from the water according to the new was
Jacob Guerrero. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends.
nwgrmi

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Jul 30, 2008
Ya know what!? Who cares who it was, this is a sad story and even if you don't know him, a little bit more sympathy would be nice!

I did not know him, but my thoughts are with the family at this time.
4 Justice

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Jul 30, 2008
My prayers go out to his soul, his family, and friends.

But why do they call it a near drowning, when drowning actually contributed to the death? I've seen the same term used several times this summer, and scratch my head every time.
nmemts

Greenville, MI

#10 Jul 30, 2008
prayers for the family.
Heather is SELFISH

Riverside, CA

#11 Jul 30, 2008
Heather Koneska wrote:
I just hope that It's no one I know. I WANT TO KNOW WHO IT IS..........
Good Grief! It's someone somebody knows. Why are you trying to make this about you? What a stupid comment.
MrMunkey

Littleton, CO

#12 Jul 30, 2008
My Deepest and sincerest Sympathy go out to This young mans (who lost his life so tragically)family! May God Bless & Keep them always!!!!!!!!
Wyoming Resident

AOL

#13 Jul 30, 2008
MrMunkey wrote:
My Deepest and sincerest Sympathy go out to This young mans (who lost his life so tragically)family! May God Bless & Keep them always!!!!!!!!
And may God bless the rescue team and the medical staffs at two hospitals for doing everything in their power to try and save this young man.
Armando Rositas

Pinckney, MI

#14 Aug 21, 2008
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Heather Koneska

Kalamazoo, MI

#15 Sep 24, 2008
Geez!!! My best friend who is 17 was there when the person drowned. I got concened because I didn't see him for another week after. My Condolences to friends and family nd friends and God bless.
Kayla

Big Rapids, MI

#16 Jan 29, 2009
I knew Jake. He was a really amazing artist and a great friend. It was awful to lose him, but even worse considering we had lost 3 others in the two years prior to this.

We all really miss him.

And he didn't die from the near drowning. He died from an enlarged heart.

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