Greenlawn teen pulled from pool dies

Greenlawn teen pulled from pool dies

There are 150 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 28, 2008, titled Greenlawn teen pulled from pool dies. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Greenlawn teen who was pulled unconscious from the pool at the Huntington YMCA after holding his breath underwater for too long has died, Suffolk police said Thursday.

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Brian

Hauppauge, NY

#2 Feb 28, 2008
It's tragic he lost his life but he died holding his breath too long? He must have been extremely passionate about his SEAL training.
The Desert Cat

New York, NY

#4 Feb 28, 2008
Strange that the lifeguard would let him endanger himself in a public pool.
3sidesofastory

AOL

#7 Feb 28, 2008
no comment.
What - Question Mark

Bronx, NY

#8 Feb 28, 2008
3sidesofastory wrote:
no comment.
Why comment if all your're going to say is "No Comment"?

“Only in America...”

Since: Aug 07

New York, NY

#9 Feb 28, 2008
To become a SEAL, applicants must pass a screening that includes swimming 500 yards in less than 12 minutes and 30 seconds.

Is this right? Not exactly a herculean taak. Unless maybe it's with full gear or something.

This can be done in under 8 minutes by any decent swimmer. Any olympic swimmer would be in under 5.
A Parent

College Point, NY

#10 Feb 28, 2008
My heart goes out to the Dawson Family. I'm sorry, May god bless you
hmmmm

Orlando, FL

#11 Feb 28, 2008
holding your breath has nothing to do with swimming 500 yards in less than 12 min and 30 seconds... WHY include it in the article.. silly writers.

Since: Feb 08

Dunellen, NJ

#12 Feb 28, 2008
This is so sad. My sincere condolences to his family.
Real NAVY SEAL

New York, NY

#14 Feb 28, 2008
i served in the navy seals. this young man in my book is an honorary posthumous navy seal. i was surprisd though because it's unusual to find someone on long island who doesnt hate and spit on the military. rest in piece my friend. i'll see you at the pearly gates when my time here is up. ohhhrah!
cynical

Congers, NY

#15 Feb 28, 2008
Regardless of the reason, a child lost his life. His family may read these comments. If you don't have anything decent to say, then don't say anything at all. I have a 17-year old, too. If something were to happen to my child, it would be devastating, no matter how it happened.

My heart goes out to this boy's family and friends.
Issy

Cape Coral, FL

#16 Feb 28, 2008
Why would the YMCA allow this sort of stunt to be done in a family oriented environment? Maybe under the right supervision he would have been alive today ! Sad for the family ! Too young to die .
Confused

Centereach, NY

#18 Feb 28, 2008
I always thought that if the human body was being deprived of o2, it will go into survival mode on it's own in attempts to survive. Like when a person is being choked and the body thrashes, no? Wouldn't he realize he was losing consciousness and get his head above water? How could this happen?
My condolences to his family, may he RIP.
sensible

AOL

#19 Feb 28, 2008
why does everyone look to blame someone else all the time?

Issy writes: "Why would the YMCA allow this sort of stunt to be done in a family oriented environment? Maybe under the right supervision he would have been alive today !"

The Desert Cat writes: "Strange that the lifeguard would let him endanger himself in a public pool."

I just read that the father of those three murdered girls in Nassau is suing the Dept of Social Services for 60 Million. Why not blame the mom? Why not blame the dad for not fathering them? Instead we blame the state - like the State of NY is responsible for raising your children. Of course if they really did try to raise your children and they disciplined them in a school for instance, they would be sued for that.

Blame, blame blame.

Why take responsiblity when you can blame someone else?

Yes I feel bad for the boy. It is a tragic accident. But that's just it - it's an accident and it was due to hs choices. It's not the pool's fault, it's not the state's fault, it's not the life guard's fault. It's the boy's fault if people insist on assigning blame. He chose to engage in this activity.
Michelle

Haledon, NJ

#20 Feb 28, 2008
Real NAVY SEAL wrote:
i served in the navy seals. this young man in my book is an honorary posthumous navy seal. i was surprisd though because it's unusual to find someone on long island who doesnt hate and spit on the military. rest in piece my friend. i'll see you at the pearly gates when my time here is up. ohhhrah!
I live on Long Island and have much respect and gratitude for the military. Thank you
a classmate

Selden, NY

#24 Feb 28, 2008
Nature Knows Best wrote:
Note how mother nature willows the gene pool. He wanted to go to Iraq to spread murder and mayhem in the name of some perverted sense of patriotardism. And kills himself practicing for it.
marc was a classmate of mine. his death is a horrible loss to our community. please do not write anything offensive about his death. his family and friends might be reading this. if you do not have anything nice to say, do not post it on the internet. marc was a good, nice person who did not deserve to die. he is a true hero.
The Real Man

Ashburn, VA

#25 Feb 28, 2008
NAVYSEAL wrote:
Long Island men are too wimpy to be SEALS....just look at the Long Island women!!!....no real man would ever put up with women like them!!These women are the worst women in the country!!
Hey "dogdirt breath" your boyfriend is calling you.
spanky

Hicksville, NY

#26 Feb 28, 2008
Michelle wrote:
<quoted text>
I live on Long Island and have much respect and gratitude for the military. Thank you
Me too
concerned

East Islip, NY

#29 Feb 28, 2008
So sad
hf parent

Amityville, NY

#30 Feb 28, 2008
How???? His poor parents
Classmate of Marc

Bayside, NY

#31 Feb 28, 2008
I can't believe I just knelt before the casket of one of my classmates of 12 years. It's absurd & it doesn't seem real.

Marc had everything to live for and for some reason God chose to end his life, but I feel like it's to teach us all. To teach his classmates & to give us all a true hero. The HF class of 2008 now has someone to admire & look up to. He was a remarkable kid with the biggest heart and I know I will carry his life & dreams around with me as an example.

Marc...
you were a great guy. Four months from tomorrow we'll all be walking to receive our diplomas, but there will be an empty seat just for you... you're forever one of the most important people in our class & I hope you were watching to see the lines out the door to see your casket tonight.

We'll miss you. Only the good die you <3

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