Family of boy who drowned in Franklin...

Family of boy who drowned in Franklin pond moves to sue town

There are 1 comment on the The Boston Globe story from Oct 8, 2010, titled Family of boy who drowned in Franklin pond moves to sue town. In it, The Boston Globe reports that:

The family of an 11-year-old boy who died last summer after being pulled unconscious from a Franklin town pond has notified town officials that they are seeking $2 million in damages, charging that lifeguards were negligent in ensuring the safety of swimmers.

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Responsible father

Pinellas Park, FL

#1 Oct 16, 2010
Whenever I bring my child anywhere including the beach, I assume personal responsibility to protect and care for her. Leaving the care of my little girl to lifeguards is probably not in the best interests of the child. As much as I can sympathize with the parents tragedy, I believe that both the parents and the lifeguards need to accept some responsibility. For example, what were the child's parents doing when the child was drowning? Were they reading a book, or perhaps talking on the cell phone? The simple fact of the matter is that if the parents and the lifeguards were both doing their job, this drowning would not have occurred.

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