ND softball players who drowned had n...

ND softball players who drowned had no drugs in system

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 19, 2009, titled ND softball players who drowned had no drugs in system. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Final autopsy results show that three college softball players who drowned when their sport utility vehicle went into a livestock pond in southwestern North Dakota had not been drinking or using drugs.

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yep

Key Biscayne, FL

#1 Nov 19, 2009
This story just doesnt sit right with me how do you not know you are driving into 10 feet of water? I think that there is more to this story than being told!
Tragedy nothing else

Dallas, TX

#2 Nov 19, 2009
There is nothing but field around a stock dam. If the field weeds growth is 2-3 feet high you aren't going to be able to see far in front of your vehicle as you are driving. Once you are in the water you have to wait for enough water to get in the car and depressurize to be able to open the doors or windows. They must have panicked.
Theresa

Chaska, MN

#3 Nov 19, 2009
Whatever the "real" story is, doesn't matter. This is heart wrenching none the less.
ron burgandy

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Nov 19, 2009
heart wrenching and leaves me wondering, would this have happened had they seen that "mythbusters" episode???????

“Ahhhh hee ahw”

Since: Aug 09

Twin Cities

#5 Nov 19, 2009
ron burgandy wrote:
heart wrenching and leaves me wondering, would this have happened had they seen that "mythbusters" episode???????
I saw that episode. Adam "died" in several of his attempts. It took him 1:37 to open the door when waiting for the pressure to equalize, and he had the advantage of daylight, warm water, and most importantly of being an experienced diver (I believe this to be the most important factor in not panicking).

After an impact, in the dark, with cold water pouring in 1:37 is a long, long time.
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#6 Nov 19, 2009
Either way, there was no reason to report whether there was or was not drugs in their systems. What if just one of the players had drugs in their system, and was not the driver? Would that make a difference in the outcome of the story? The drug tests are done for the insurance companies anyways, so they can deny any liability if drugs were in any of their sytems. It was a tragedy for all three families, leave them alone.
Huh

San Francisco, CA

#7 Nov 19, 2009
Maybe we could have dragged them in to court posthumously on possession charges if we had found some cannabis in their blood. Pointless story.
Tom

Holzwickede, Germany

#8 Nov 30, 2009
yep wrote:
This story just doesnt sit right with me how do you not know you are driving into 10 feet of water? I think that there is more to this story than being told!
They simply weren´t aware that there was 10ft water when they hit the pond, as at first they were floating and they must have thought that they´ve hit some mud puddle,they have then wasted precious time with phone calls and when the water started rushing in and they went down, they became aware, it was simply too late to react, cold+dark+panic, no time left for decisions, that´s it.

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