2-year-old Boy Dies in Fall at Chimne...

2-year-old Boy Dies in Fall at Chimney Rock Park

There are 46 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 25, 2008, titled 2-year-old Boy Dies in Fall at Chimney Rock Park. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died after he fell from a trail while hiking with his family at Chimney Rock Park.

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Since: Mar 08

Ridge Spring, SC

#1 May 25, 2008
What a shame, my condolences to the family.
Happy Hour

United States

#2 May 25, 2008
Note to others, don't take your 2 year old to a cliff unsupervised.
Please Stop

Summerville, SC

#3 May 25, 2008
A two year old hiking. That's young.
Condolences to the family.
Bart Simpson

White House, TN

#4 May 25, 2008
What is a two-year old doing on a hike in the mountains? Can we better judgement?
Bart Simpson

White House, TN

#5 May 25, 2008
I meant to say can we use better judgement?
Happy Hour

United States

#6 May 25, 2008
It's called getting your kid ready for the summer 2026 olympic games.

Never too early to start training.

Wouldn't surprise me.
LAB

Murrells Inlet, SC

#7 May 25, 2008
WLTX video says this was on the Skyline trail. Chimney Rock website says that this is a moderately strenuous trail. Why would you take a 2 year old on this trail, or like other have said, hiking at all? I took my 12 year old daughter to Chimney Rock a few months ago and we didn't do this trail because of that reason.
LAB

Murrells Inlet, SC

#8 May 25, 2008
sorry, didn't mean to post twice
Bart Simpson

White House, TN

#9 May 25, 2008
Best case scenario is bad judgement...worst case scenario is neglect and leaving a toddler unsupervised...charges could result from this
Ridiculous

Decatur, GA

#10 May 25, 2008
You can never turn your head for even a second with a toddler...anywhere. Things can happen in an instant.
Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#11 May 25, 2008
And just where,pray tell,were his parents?Blatant neglect.
TOUCHED

Camden, SC

#12 May 25, 2008
A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says,
"Grieve not for me.

Remember the best times, the laughter, the songs
The good of my life I lived while still strong.

Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling, and surely,
The sun will shine through.

My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest,
Remembering all ... how I was truly blessed.

Continue traditions, no matter how small,
Go on with your life,
Don't just stare at the wall.

I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin,
Until the day comes, that we're together again."

MAY GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME..NO MATTER WHO THINKS THEY COULD HAVE DONE BETTER. THEY STILL NEED PRAYER.
TOUCHED

Camden, SC

#13 May 25, 2008
A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says,
"Grieve not for me.

Remember the best times, the laughter, the songs
The good of my life I lived while still strong.

Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling, and surely,
The sun will shine through.

My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest,
Remembering all ... how I was truly blessed.

Continue traditions, no matter how small,
Go on with your life,
Don't just stare at the wall.

I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin,
Until the day comes, that we're together again."
the truth hurts

United States

#15 May 25, 2008
Parents today want everything for their children.I think alot of it has to do with keeping up with the neighbors.Why not just let kids be what they will be.My son has his 3 year old in the blazing sun at a Nascar race today and the child could care less about the noise and race.When will we learn????
Too The Maxx

Little River, SC

#16 May 25, 2008
Million dollar question...Where were the parents????

“Hey! Let me hold a dollar”

Since: Jul 07

Myrtle Beach, SC

#17 May 25, 2008
Harry wrote:
INSANE!!!!!!!!!!Why in the fluck would anyone take a 2 year old on a hike like this. RIP little one.
Agreed!!
So sad for this little child who im sure had no idea what would happen.

Terrible parents IMHO
old salt dog

Columbia, SC

#18 May 25, 2008
this is a heart breaker, but the parents should have had better sence.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#19 May 25, 2008
LAB wrote:
WLTX video says this was on the Skyline trail. Chimney Rock website says that this is a moderately strenuous trail. Why would you take a 2 year old on this trail, or like other have said, hiking at all? I took my 12 year old daughter to Chimney Rock a few months ago and we didn't do this trail because of that reason.
That reason is what we used to call Common Sense, that is why your daughter is lucky to have parents who appreciate the need to think about it first. No doubt the parents of this child are grieving but someone made a fatal decision and they are going to have to live with it. Have a nice week end.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#20 May 25, 2008
Harry wrote:
INSANE!!!!!!!!!!Why in the fluck would anyone take a 2 year old on a hike like this. RIP little one.
Good afternoon Harry.

Just like the idiot who got boozed up, smoked some pot and took his kid hunting some people just don't get it. Insanity is a apt description.
Brown

Irmo, SC

#21 May 25, 2008
Whoever was with that boy SHOULD HAVE BEEN WATCHING HIM!!!! this makes me sick! poor child. RIP

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