Coroner Rules Toddler's Death A Case Of Drowning

Jul 2, 2008 Full story: WTVN-AM Columbus 16

A 3-year old boy is in critical condition at Nationwide Childrens' Hospital in Columbus after wandering into a neighbor's pool in Galion.

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Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 2, 2008
Where were the parents? Why are we pointing fingers at others instead of taking responsibility for our own actions? Regardless of the pool violation on his private property, who was watching the children? Who allowed them to be missing for so long without supervision?

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 7, 2008
People want to know where the parent was when these beautiful children wandered off, well I'll tell you - she was asleep in her room with the damn door closed. My question is how did these children have the presence of mind to turn around and lock the door behind them? When police officers went to her house both front and back doors were locked!! I know three years olds can be very smart but this seems alittle unusual!!!
As far as the pool owners they should be charged also because of not having the required 5 foot fence around the pool but how freaking hard is it to remove a ladder away from the pool and locked up somewhere? That was all that was needed and little Kayla Fetters wouldn't be dead and her twin brother Caleb wouldn't be fighting for his life. This was a tragedy that could have been prevented with alittle common sence!!!!

Mount Vernon, OH

#3 Jul 8, 2008
I can't believe the self-righteous comments. WOW. Apparently these parents never took a nap the same time as their kids. I did lots of times because I worked 3rd shift. One time I got up and found my daughter had colored herself and the carpet with a marker. Another time I got up to find the youngest had climbed out of bed and had found a bag of potpouri and ate half the bag. Its easy for me to understand how they wandered off. What one child doesn't think of the other one does.
As far as the doors being locked when the police arrived, that is speculation. The truth is no matter how much we try to protect our kids,in reality they are in God's hands and sometimes these very very unfortunate events happen.
As far as the fence is concerned; Yes that would have prevented this from happening. But, the people that just moved there and had the pool put in were just kids themselves (approx 20 yrs old). I don't think I would have been thinking about a fence and safety at that age either.
I hope that people can forgive whoever it is they are blaming and just pray for all who are hurting as a result of this tragedy.
poor kids

Zanesfield, OH

#4 Jul 9, 2008
It's the parents fault. You have children, LOOK AFTER THEM! For pete's sake how hard is it? I work 6 days a week, 9 hrs. a day and guess what? When I'm home, I know where my kids are. Why is it the pool owners fault? They didn't do anything wrong other than maybe at the worst not have common sense.

Hobart, IN

#5 Jul 9, 2008
Perhaps if the children's father hadn't abandoned his family before Christmas for another woman there would have been two parents to look after the children.  The full-time working mother who was also trying to better her children's lives by earning her master's degree was exhausted and took a nap with her children. Who hasn't? At least she was there with them trying to give them a good life. But not their father.Looking at the father at the funeral home as he couldn't keep his hands off his girlfriend made me sick.

United States

#6 Jul 9, 2008
If the father abandoned his family, then why was he there everyday from 5am until 3pm? If you are going to be so flippant with ur comments, make sure you are telling the real story and not some fabricated one. If you were at the funeral, then you must know the father personally and if you had and guts what so ever then maybe u should tell him face to face how you feel instead of hiding behind ur screen name. You like the mother are only seeking more attention for yourself. As I recall, the father was more consolling to the mother then the mothers married boyfriend. U better make sure you wnt ur dirty laundry hung out for the world to see b4 u start running your mouth on things you dont know about.
Just Me

Bloomingburg, OH

#7 Jul 10, 2008
I don't even know why i read these colums but i do. It makes me furious to see how truely ignorant people are. Do u people enjoy bring more hurt and pain to the ones who are already devastated and will be the rest of their lives? Who are you to judge how someone behaves at a funeral? I cant even belive you would go there. Have you lost a child? I bet not or you would keep your mouths shut. I have and let me tell you something, at times like this, everyone should relize your here one minute and not the next and you should love your kids and not take them for granted. No matter what the mom and dad have done to each other its nobodys business but theirs. They will never get over this tragedy.
The Real Truth Teller

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 11, 2008
First of all your ignorance shows through because if you knew anything about the father you would know that he would never abandon his children for anything in the world. He loved those babies more than life its self and did everything he could for them.He was up every morning at 4:30am to be there with his kids by 5:00 am so the mother could go to work. He would be there until at least 3;00 pm and sometimes until 6:00 pm. He got them up in the morning, changed and dressed them, fed them breakfast, played with them like they loved so much, fed them lunch, layed them down for a nap, got them up from their naps and played until their mother got home. He also was paying child support before the court ordered anything because the money was for his children.So quit showing your stupidity and get the dictionary out and look up the word abandoned so you really know what it means. Make it your word for the day!! He was with those children just as much as the mother. As far as the dads girlfriend AND the moms boyfriend they did their best to console the grieving parents and by the way the father was trying to console the mother more than anyone - after all it was the two of them who brought these children into the world and also the two of them who lost these children.So before you start again with ignorance and stupidity maybe you should stop and think about what you're saying because the father has more friends and family than you could ever imagine and they -NOT YOU- know this man and how much he loved his children. This is the real truth teller not someone who claims to now whats going on because you really DON'T !!! I honestly feel sorry for you that you have to type lies to draw attention to yourself.
The Real Truth Teller

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 11, 2008
Kayla Marie Fetters lost her life by drowning on June 28,2008. Her twin brother Caleb Michael Fetters lost his life on July 11,2008 when an MRI showed he had no brain activity and life support was stopped. Caleb was a brave little man who was an organ donor and was able to help several different people with his organs. God bless these two little children who's life was taken from them way too soon. God's Speed !!!!!

Crown Point, IN

#10 Jul 15, 2008
I am a mother my self and I could not imagine lossing one child let alone 2 within a short period of time. I know the mother of these children from school and I greive for this family no one should be at fault or blaming anyone. Life is to short and I hope the parents can treasure the moments they had with there twins. They are together now and will be able to help each other in heaven. I hope you can find some compfort in this. I wish the family the best Jennifer stay strong, as strong as you can for your remaining baby.

Portsmouth, OH

#11 Sep 5, 2008
bbbn wrote:
Where were the parents? Why are we pointing fingers at others instead of taking responsibility for our own actions? Regardless of the pool violation on his private property, who was watching the children? Who allowed them to be missing for so long without supervision?
The more was sleeping and when the owners was at work... and they are newly weds.. the man was just gettin home when he found them and the women was at work well i know the brother of the women
Jai Johnson

Mansfield, OH

#12 Apr 16, 2013
To bad most of you people dont know the truth... i miss my baby cousins R.I.P Kayla and Kaleb
Former Mansfielder

Mount Vernon, OH

#13 Apr 16, 2013
biggie bc

Mansfield, OH

#14 Apr 18, 2013
this is very sad andeverybodys been hurt enough hope it dont wind up in court
Jai Johnson

Mansfield, OH

#15 May 15, 2013
Happy Birthday Baby cousin.. i miss youu
Jai Johnson

Mansfield, OH

#16 May 15, 2013
bbbn wrote:
Where were the parents? Why are we pointing fingers at others instead of taking responsibility for our own actions? Regardless of the pool violation on his private property, who was watching the children? Who allowed them to be missing for so long without supervision?
you dont know the situation so it'd be best for you to shut up

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