dominion valley pool drowning

dominion valley pool drowning

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Columbia, SC

#1 Jun 4, 2006
i am sad to report that a young boy, younger than 9 years of age drowned yesterday at the dominion valley pool in haymerket va. i am appauled of this matter due to the lifeguards failure to save this child. the pool is not large by any means and its very disturbing to me that this child could not be saved. it leaves me to wonder...are my kids safe there?



#2 Jun 4, 2006
do you know the actual facts, or are you just going by heresay?


#3 Jun 4, 2006
I mean facts surrounding the incident.

Germantown, MD

#4 Jun 5, 2006
Do you know if this child attends Alvey E.S.? If so, will there be grief councelors at hand to receive the children this morning?

Englewood, CO

#5 Jun 5, 2006
I know this child very well, and the family is trying to sort our what exactly happened on Saturday. The arrangements are being made for Jimmy and please keep him and his family in your prayers. It is so sad, and there are so many unanswered questions, first one being why? He was a very vibrant, sharp child who was full of spirit and life. I know we will miss him very much and my kids will miss a friendship that was made for life.

Montgomery, AL

#7 Apr 14, 2008
What a tragic story. What was the final determination on what happened? What steps were taken to try to prevent this from happening again?

Bethesda, MD

#8 Apr 6, 2010
The boy who drowned was wearing a mask and snorkel, he threw up in the snorkel and died in that manner. Snorkels were not banned from the pools but due to the indecent any toy like that has been banned. Even though the lifeguards should have checked before hand on the children the management of the company was also at fault, at this time the company that did manage the particular pool has been disbanded due to other violations and is the main reason action was not taken quick enoguh to help the boy

Bethesda, MD

#9 Apr 6, 2010
I forget to mention the boy did not act out, it was easy to think he was trying to swim while keeping his head down, also snorkels were banned due to the incident

Bloomington, IN

#10 Apr 24, 2010

Whoever you believe you are, you have no clue what the hell you are talking about. You see I know, I am Jimmy's dad. I have spent every minute of the the last nearly four years figuring this out. Stop posting a lies and/or misinformed rumors you know nothing about.
Bristow Mom

Gainesville, VA

#11 Apr 29, 2010
Dad- I am so sorry for your loss, everyone that knows you and your family speaks highly of you. I know everyone in Dominion Valley and here in Victory Lakes is so much more careful at the pool now, unfortunately as a result of your son's drowning. As in all cases there is much misinformation, which is unfortunate and at times hurtful for those personally involved. In the past few years I have heard a number of completely different stories about what happened that day at the baseball team party. The snorkel one mentioned above by dude is the one I hear the most-I am so sorry that you have to deal with people speculating about such an event in your life. I know as a parent we all yearn to know what happened not to be nosy, but rather to protect our children.
I cannot imagine your loss, but do know that it has brought about positive changes in the lives of many- we know know these things can happen to us and people like us.

Culpeper, VA

#12 Apr 29, 2010
DAD: my deepest sympathies.

Drowning accidents are horrible. Last year, at OBX, a 12 YO child drowned. He was right next to his dad and uncle and just disappared when a wave came. They were not very far off the beach. The teaching from that incident for me is that my kids will always wear life vests at the beach.

So my question is: what can we learn from your loss so that perhaps someone else's life can be saved?
PW family5

Gainesville, VA

#13 May 1, 2010
Roger- we were at the beach in the OBX when that boy was lost, it was awful to see that family searching. It was too hard to go in the water when he was still unaccounted for, we were all so nervous about him being in there, and we were so relieved that he was found so the family could have some closure. I am praying for all of these families.

Sterling Heights, MI

#14 Jul 26, 2010
It wouldnt di anything different woman!! he through up, it was the parents fault for not letting him take a five minute break?? or even ten!!

Haymarket, VA

#15 Mar 20, 2012
i was there when it happend i dont know what happend but he was wearing a snorkle maybe that had somthind to do about it

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