Toddler Drowns In Family Pool | Ohio News Network (ONN)

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ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A 2 1/2-year-old boy drowned in his family's swimming pool in Columbiana County Tuesday night, ONN affiliate WTOV-TV reported.
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God bless this little one. What a heartbreaking story.
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What a sad incident. God bless you Lil Angel. May he walk in peace with our Lord.

Now, why didn't Dad have that baby next to him, or at least one eye on him,at ALL times?
I pray that the family finds peace thru this time.
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Children can easily slip out of your sight and it only takes seconds for the un-imaginable to happen. I'm sure this father is going through the worst time of his life with feelings of grief and guilt. He doesn't need someone who obviously never had children telling him where he went wrong. I'm sure he knows.
Had you been a parent you would know how difficult it is to "have that baby next to him" 24/7, especially at almost 3 years of age.

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God bless that family, hopefully this doesn't tear them all apart with guilt and grief. A good reminder for all of us to keep watch as swim season starts again.
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My condolences to the family of this lil man. May God comfort you at this very difficult time.
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Children can easily slip out of your sight and it only takes seconds for the un-imaginable to happen. I'm sure this father is going through the worst time of his life with feelings of grief and guilt. He doesn't need someone who obviously never had children telling him where he went wrong. I'm sure he knows.
Had you been a parent you would know how difficult it is to "have that baby next to him" 24/7, especially at almost 3 years of age.
First and foremost... I AM A PARENT...Have been for quite a while now. I have a child who is damn-near grown. So save your preaching for the choir.
YES, children can slip out of your sight, but, come on now, honestly, how long would you let your child out of your sight with a pool in the vicinity? YOU COULD NEVER PREACH TO ME ABOUT BEING A PARENT!!! I have done a PHENOMINAL job with my kids. MY CHILDREN strive for the better things in life, just as I have taught them. Even as a baby, my kids whereabout were ALWAYS known. Call me overprotective if you want, but that's the reason why tragic situations like this haven't found their way into MY household.
Am I better than this person, NO, not by far. I just watched my kids better, that's all.
I KNOW this father is never going to overcome this. I pray that God gives him peace of mind knowing that the child IS with Him now.

and by the way.... i don't really care who likes or doesn't like my comment. This is an opinion forum. Deal with it.
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Little ones are so quick and they just don't realize the dangers of water. This is such a sad story and my heart goes out to the parents. Accidents happen Lets hope that other parents learn from this tragedy. You can't take your eye off your child for even a second because that's all it takes for something terrible to happen especially when there is a pool near by.

To the parents, may God comfort you and guide you during the tough days ahead. Your little one is resting safely with the Angels
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This is terrible. Maybe the Dad was working on a project,and if so, we all know 2-5 minutes can go by so quickly when your really involved in something. Please people, don't be so quick to judge without having been there or knowing all the facts. I'm almost sure this family is going through the hardest thing they have ever encountered.Bless his little soul!!! Rest in peace!
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First and foremost... I AM A PARENT...Have been for quite a while now. I have a child who is damn-near grown. So save your preaching for the choir.
YES, children can slip out of your sight, but, come on now, honestly, how long would you let your child out of your sight with a pool in the vicinity? YOU COULD NEVER PREACH TO ME ABOUT BEING A PARENT!!! I have
done a PHENOMINAL job with my kids. MY
CHILDREN strive for the better things in life,
just as I have taught them. Even as a baby,
my kids whereabout were ALWAYS known.
Call me overprotective if you want, but that's
the reason why tragic situations like this
haven't found their way into MY household
Am I better than this person, NO, not by far. I just watched my kids better, that's all.
I KNOW this father is never going to
overcome this. I pray that God gives him
peace of mind knowing that the child IS with
Him now.
and by the way.... i don't really care who likes or doesn't like my comment. This is an opinion forum. Deal with it.
What is up with all the anger? That's great you did a phenomenal job but this isn't about you. This is about a tragic twist of fate that happens all too often in the summer. you're right that this father will always feel this horrible burden.
I offer my deepest sympathy to the entire family. Tragedy can knock on anyone's door at anytime- no one is immune.
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To the family who lost a child, i am sorry for your loss, I know how I would feel if I lost one of mine an accidents does happen that why they call them accidents..I know it will take a long to get over it but with alot of love and support you will make it through...

To the others on here, guys wake up would you want all the anger and bad comments about you if you lost a child???? Until you know the entire story give the father a break....
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attractive, almost magnetic.
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where do you live
i had a two year
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First and foremost... I AM A PARENT...Have been for quite a while now. I have a child who is damn-near grown. So save your preaching for the choir.
YES, children can slip out of your sight, but, come on now, honestly, how long would you let your child out of your sight with a pool in the vicinity? YOU COULD NEVER PREACH TO ME ABOUT BEING A PARENT!!! I have done a PHENOMINAL job with my kids. MY CHILDREN strive for the better things in life, just as I have taught them. Even as a baby, my kids whereabout were ALWAYS known. Call me overprotective if you want, but that's the reason why tragic situations like this haven't found their way into MY household.
Am I better than this person, NO, not by far. I just watched my kids better, that's all.
I KNOW this father is never going to overcome this. I pray that God gives him peace of mind knowing that the child IS with Him now.
and by the way.... i don't really care who likes or doesn't like my comment. This is an opinion forum. Deal with it.
I agree with you, R U Serious. No one wants to hear the truth during times of sorrow and total despair. I have made the terrible mistake of taking my eyes off of my toddler and thank God that the Angels were watching over him and a tragedy did not happen. Hopefully, this will remind people to acquire safety features around pools to prevent these accidents. Please let this be a lesson, so that this precious child will not have died in vain. This family will never truly recover from this tragedy, they must only try to find the strength to go on. Godspeed.
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My deepest sympathies to this family.

We did not invest in a pool until all seven of our children attended 2-3 years of swimming lessons, and learned to swim & understand the dangers of the pool. Our oldest 2 kids have also completed first aid & CPR. We do not let any of them in the pool without adult supervision at any time (we make this very clear to them), and three of them are teens. It is these kind of tragic stories that remind me to never let them alone in the pool. Accidents do happen, but if we take all the safety measures we can as parents, hopefully we can prevent them. Two year olds are very curious. May God be with this family. The father of this young child needs our prayers.
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condolences and prayers to the family,...how sad. Instead of being judgemental, count your blessings and thank God everyday...............
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we have an inground pool with a wroght iron fence directly around it which is locked at all times unless we are out there....pools, no matter what size, MUST have a fence that locks, and it's better if it's just around the pool, not the perimeter of the yard with the pool inside.
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R U SERIOUS wrote:
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First and foremost... I AM A PARENT...Have been for quite a while now. I have a child who is damn-near grown. So save your preaching for the choir.
YES, children can slip out of your sight, but, come on now, honestly, how long would you let your child out of your sight with a pool in the vicinity? YOU COULD NEVER PREACH TO ME ABOUT BEING A PARENT!!! I have done a PHENOMINAL job with my kids. MY CHILDREN strive for the better things in life, just as I have taught them. Even as a baby, my kids whereabout were ALWAYS known. Call me overprotective if you want, but that's the reason why tragic situations like this haven't found their way into MY household.
Am I better than this person, NO, not by far. I just watched my kids better, that's all.
I KNOW this father is never going to overcome this. I pray that God gives him peace of mind knowing that the child IS with Him now.
and by the way.... i don't really care who likes or doesn't like my comment. This is an opinion forum. Deal with it.
i'm a parent too and i do know however that accidents happen and its very easy to get disracted expecially with two kids . now how wrong of yourself to sit there and put down someone for an accident and then compare to your household !? this remark was uncalled for and im sorry but heart goes to this man who is holding so much greif over himself .
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First and foremost... I AM A PARENT...Have been for quite a while now. I have a child who is damn-near grown. So save your preaching for the choir.
YES, children can slip out of your sight, but, come on now, honestly, how long would you let your child out of your sight with a pool in the vicinity? YOU COULD NEVER PREACH TO ME ABOUT BEING A PARENT!!! I have done a PHENOMINAL job with my kids. MY CHILDREN strive for the better things in life, just as I have taught them. Even as a baby, my kids whereabout were ALWAYS known. Call me overprotective if you want, but that's the reason why tragic situations like this haven't found their way into MY household.
Am I better than this person, NO, not by far. I just watched my kids better, that's all.
I KNOW this father is never going to overcome this. I pray that God gives him peace of mind knowing that the child IS with Him now.
and by the way.... i don't really care who likes or doesn't like my comment. This is an opinion forum. Deal with it.
"I just watched my kids better" Classy, just classy
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My 2 yr old little sister was rescued from drowning in our pool the first day it was filled up with water. After 2 hours of being in shock she looked up at our Mom and said "Jesus said it is ok for me to talk now."

Very sorry for your loss.
that is all I can say.
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I know these parents and have for a very long time...they are both devoted parents and it was a horrible accident. It only takes a minute for a little to get out of our sight as most parents know. They are going thru a horrible time right now, and while this is a forum, shouldn't the main focus be the fact that that this family is grieving and not judging their parenting skills. This unfortunate accident could happen to any of us, no matter how well we think we watch our children. Just pray for this family and hug your children and be thankful it is not your family grieving.

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