Cesspool proves fatal to teens | The Columbus Dispatch

The lives of two teenagers ended tragically yesterday, hours after one fell into a Farmingville cesspool half-filled with waste and the other jumped in to save his friend. Full Story
Pus collector

Delaware, OH

#1 Jun 3, 2011
The year is 2011,NOT 1851.WHO still has open shyitt pools in their back yard???
Very tragic and unfortunate.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#2 Jun 3, 2011
American teens would have thrown a rope instead.
sure baby sure

Columbus, OH

#3 Jun 3, 2011
Must have been the stench that lulled them into homesickness and hearing audio hallucinations of, "La Migra esta aqui!"
Or could be the progressive democrats are turning to a new type of focus group.
Jackson

Circleville, OH

#5 Jun 4, 2011
Maybe the Suffolk County Health Department needs to be involved -- if these are the third and fourth deaths to be recorded in cesspools in this county, the county needs to look at its regulations. Where is the EPA when it's needed?
Lmao

Lodi, NJ

#6 Jun 4, 2011
Lots of people out east have cesspools.. I would love to be hooked up to sewers
Pus collector

Delaware, OH

#7 Jun 4, 2011
Lmao wrote:
Lots of people out east have cesspools.. I would love to be hooked up to sewers
I have never seen anyone with an open cesspool. We had a leach bed when I was a kid which was a pit dug in the ground with a huge cement box set in and buried.The waste would pour into the box,filter thru the gravel bottom and decompose under ground. Sure,we had a wet spot in the ground with some VERY green grass,but we never had an open pool or pit. I could understand it if people were still using outhouses,but no one is.
Lmao

Lodi, NJ

#8 Jun 4, 2011
Oh no I did not mean open cesspools! Maybe I misheard what happened. I would have to do some digging to find mine.. Although I wish we had sewers
Pus collector

Delaware, OH

#9 Jun 4, 2011
Lmao wrote:
Oh no I did not mean open cesspools! Maybe I misheard what happened. I would have to do some digging to find mine.. Although I wish we had sewers
Apparently,this was an OPEN cesspool for them to drown in.As a kid, Ours was never open,just a VERY green,squishy section of the yard that smelled awful. I used to tell the neighborhood kids I DIDN'T like that there were coins buried in that section and they'd go in and dig around in there then go home smelling awful and covered with black slimy dirt.
Finally,about 1979 they put in the sewer and we ended up filling in the leachbed.

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