One Teen Missing, Three Rescued From ...

One Teen Missing, Three Rescued From Housatonic River

There are 21 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 16, 2009, titled One Teen Missing, Three Rescued From Housatonic River. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

One teenager is missing and three have been rescued after an afternoon swim in the Housatonic River near Falls Village turned tragic.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hartford Courant.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Sebastien Lasseur

Morganville, NJ

#1 Jun 16, 2009
Hello, the kid who was lost is named Kaelan, he is one of my good friends. He, along with a couple other friends were swimming in the Housatonic River, and the whole body of students, and parents are devistated.
David Vito Gregoli

Jackson Heights, NY

#3 Jun 16, 2009
The whole family is sending out prayers for the safe return of a extraordinary young man. May our prayers be answered and he is returned to the loving and supportive family who cherishes him so.
qubee

Mansfield Center, CT

#7 Jun 17, 2009
sad, so young!! My condolences 2 the family!
Reality Check

Newington, CT

#8 Jun 17, 2009
Kids do not go swimming in any river right after the rain we have had.

This happens every year around the state.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Haddam Ct River

Norwich, CT

#9 Jun 17, 2009
just too sad!!!
Well

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#10 Jun 17, 2009
This story is heart wrenching. That poor family.
My God. They are in my thoughts and prayers.
Fink

New Hartford, CT

#11 Jun 17, 2009
The river is in flood stage... there is almost no calm place to swim in the Great Falls area.
rich

West Suffield, CT

#12 Jun 17, 2009
I saw film highlights of that raging river......why would you even go in....a tragedy that didn't need to happen.
Shark Bait

East Hampton, CT

#13 Jun 17, 2009
Headline: Search is suspended

1st Sentence: Search is continuing.

Editors are now extinct at the Courant.

A high school newspaper pays more attention to detail than this rag does.
Father of a Teen

Hartford, CT

#14 Jun 17, 2009
rich wrote:
I saw film highlights of that raging river......why would you even go in....a tragedy that didn't need to happen.
- peer pressure
- euphoria of last day of freshman year
- teenage immortality
- overconfidence


praying for a miracle here....!
graduate of housy

United States

#15 Jun 17, 2009
i cant believe this happend. we used to swim there all last year.that place is really dangerouse. some one always got hurt but never like this. my prayers go out to the family. i feel horible that this happend
sad

Windsor Locks, CT

#16 Jun 17, 2009
sad to see, hopefully the community learns from this tragedy, and a repeat mistake isnt made by kids in the river
Blah

Shelton, CT

#17 Jun 17, 2009
Very sad, but learn a lesson from this. Rivers have currents just as dangerous as oceans. I saw the pictures of that river. What were these kids thinking?
Gem

New Windsor, NY

#18 Jun 17, 2009
Terrible thing to happen. I saw the news crews and the taped off areas when I drove home from work yesterday. I know people that have nearly drowned there in the dryest time in the summer, and it's in flood stage now. That river is dangerous and should be approached with caution at all times. My throughts and prayers are with the family and friends, still hoping for a miricle.
so sad

Rocky Hill, CT

#19 Jun 17, 2009
Father of a Teen wrote:
<quoted text>
- peer pressure
- euphoria of last day of freshman year
- teenage immortality
- overconfidence
praying for a miracle here....!
To "father of a Teen" , you are so right on all 4 of those regarding this situation and ages of the kids!! So sad. Thinking of family & his friends!!
Disgusted

Washington, CT

#20 Jun 17, 2009
..."to celebrate the start of summer"...My heart goes out to this young boy's family and friends...how very very sad and unfortunate...may God rest his little soul.
Reality Check

Newington, CT

#21 Jun 18, 2009
And he was trying to help a friend when this happened!
dfghj

United States

#22 Jun 18, 2009
i cant belive this happend he was a hero for going in after his friend and he took his life for another
Flame28

Lakeville, CT

#23 Jun 21, 2009
Bless his little soul for trying to help his friend..And we send our thoughts and prayers out to all the people this young boys life has touched.

Since: Jun 09

Falls Village

#24 Jun 24, 2009
Thank god they have found this dear boy..Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and may they find closer now..

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Falls Village Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Mountain School at Winhall names new Head of Sc... (Feb '14) Nov '15 Maltaman 3
Another NW CT Discussion Area (Aug '15) Sep '15 derekdrew 3
News How Many Bear Sightings Have Been Reported in D... (Jul '15) Jul '15 Beemannorth 1
News Gay Jews celebrate their faith and sexuality at... (Mar '14) Mar '14 rich jewbag 1
News Hartford Symphony Orchestra Plays Music Of John... (Jul '13) Sep '13 TheAfroHedgehog 2
News Milford woman praised for animal advocacy (Jan '09) Sep '13 Phung Wantz 5
Peter Reilly questions (Oct '06) Sep '13 Emanuel Rens 2

Falls Village Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Falls Village Mortgages