4-year-old Commack girl drowns in family pool -

There are 20 comments on the Aug 5, 2007, Newsday story titled 4-year-old Commack girl drowns in family pool -. In it, Newsday reports that:

Two people drowned in pools yesterday in Suffolk: a 4-year-old Commack girl who was found in her family's pool and a 24-year-old man discovered at the bottom of a friend's pool in Huntington Station, Suffolk ...

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tex

Harker Heights, TX

#21 Aug 6, 2007
SUNDAY wrote:
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yes you CAN drown in a split second!!!!!!!
Dont be stupid...the brain has to be deprived of oxygen for a good 10 minutes to not recover. What school you went to?
tex

Harker Heights, TX

#22 Aug 6, 2007
Commack Resident wrote:
Yes, a split second. Anyone who has a small child knows how quickly a child sinks. They start inhaling the water immediately because they don't know how to push themselves out of the water unless they know how to swim. It's a tragic accident and pointing fingers does not help anyone. So many times something like this happens and you think that could have been me.
With all my heart I feel for the family and a young woman who has to go through life dealing with this.
All my prayers.
Please don't bother to write something unless it's positive and helps in the healing process to this family.
Dont tell us what to say...this is NOT an obit page...it IS a forum!
ricky

United States

#24 Aug 6, 2007
That you tex?
tex wrote:
<quoted text> Dont tell us what to say...this is NOT an obit page...it IS a forum!
Mom 2 4 Kiddies

United States

#25 Aug 6, 2007
Courtney wrote:
Teach your children to swim when you teach them to walk then hopefully they will not panic and can save themselves as no parent can be around always!
I agree...kids are quick and it only takes a few second for them to disappear out of your sight no matter how responsible you are as a parent.

My youngest is 4 years old.(also 7 and 6). They ALL can swim alone (years of lessons) and I still watch them when they are NEAR a pool, not necessarily in one.

This is an awful, heart wrenching tragedy no parent should have to endure.

I pray for the family and may little Jessica rest in peace.

“Back & Better Than Ever”

Since: Dec 06

East Meadow, New York

#26 Aug 6, 2007
ricky wrote:
I used to like you EM girl - but now I know you're just as sick as this maniac.<quoted text>
No I'm not. I didn't say the girl deserved to die. Re-read her post.
tex

Harker Heights, TX

#27 Aug 6, 2007
Mom 2 4 Kiddies wrote:
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I agree...kids are quick and it only takes a few second for them to disappear out of your sight no matter how responsible you are as a parent.
My youngest is 4 years old.(also 7 and 6). They ALL can swim alone (years of lessons) and I still watch them when they are NEAR a pool, not necessarily in one.
This is an awful, heart wrenching tragedy no parent should have to endure.
I pray for the family and may little Jessica rest in peace.
'Years of lessons' to learn how to swim? Give me an hour with them and they be like fish!( sink or swim method)
ricky

United States

#28 Aug 6, 2007
I was commenting on that post from 'Forest Hills' with all that religious crap about god taking her away to 'serve' him. What a crock.
East Meadow Girl wrote:
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No I'm not. I didn't say the girl deserved to die. Re-read her post.
thalia

Mineola, NY

#29 Aug 6, 2007
2 people died, what a terrible tragedy. people on this board are so angry and judgemental, pointing fingers...let's think about the families of these victims, their mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers...they have to live with the losses of these people for the rest of their days. Instead of condemning everyone else around them maybe we should be praying that these families eventually find peace in their hearts.
tired of it

Morristown, NJ

#30 Aug 6, 2007
At 4 years old the kid should understand " Don't go by the pool"

and should have some swimming knowledge to get to the side.

We live on a small Island. "f" the pools, the Island is about 14 miles wide,ride your bike to the beach.
Think how much money people would save in electric and pool equipment.
Senseless death
tex

Harker Heights, TX

#31 Aug 6, 2007
thalia wrote:
2 people died, what a terrible tragedy. people on this board are so angry and judgemental, pointing fingers...let's think about the families of these victims, their mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers...they have to live with the losses of these people for the rest of their days. Instead of condemning everyone else around them maybe we should be praying that these families eventually find peace in their hearts.
This is not an obit page...do your praying elsewhere...we are trying to prevent FUTURE mishaps on this 'board'.
SUNDAY

Bronx, NY

#32 Aug 6, 2007
Forest Hills wrote:
For me, a non-believer, this is a horrible tragedy.
What I can't figure out is why the believers become emotionally upset when their God makes a decision like this. Shouldn't you all be happy your God found another way for 4 year-old Jessica to serve him?
Drowning is one of the most quickest, painless and non-violent ways God can bring to an end the biological entity that houses his spirit here on Earth.
Shouldn't the believers be going to their houses of worship and thanking God for finding another path for lil Jennifer Alfani to follow?
Miss Anna Alfani, please do not beat yourself up over the death of you lil sis...God had other plans for her and there is NOTHING you or any other believer could have done to stop God from carrying out his or her plan.
From the non-believers to Anna Alfani:
Sweetheart, we are so sorry that your God imbued you with the emotions that are tearing your inside to pieces right now.
We all hope you are capable of recovering from this traumatic life-experience and are able to go on and lead a happy and productive life.
Love to you and your family.
So youre a NON Beleiver, and you BELEIVE In all this ???? uhm, please elaborate.

anyway

May God bless this precious girl and this poor family going through this heartwrenching tragedy.
SUNDAY

Bronx, NY

#33 Aug 6, 2007
tex wrote:
<quoted text> Dont be stupid...the brain has to be deprived of oxygen for a good 10 minutes to not recover. What school you went to?
so a child can survive for ten minutes under water ?

youre not the sharpest knife are you ?
latina

United States

#34 Aug 6, 2007
THIS IS NOT RIGHT... IT SOUNDS VERY UGLY AND COLD. THE BEST THING IS TO KEEP YOUR IGNORANCE TO PAIN AND SUFFERING OF OTHERS TO YOURSELF IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME. THIS CHILD HAPPENS TO BE THE NEICE OF MY GOOD FRIEND AND PROFESSOR OF A CUNY COLLEGE. SHUT YOUR MOUTH...PLEASE. THANK YOU
ricky wrote:
KEEP YOUR STUPID OPINIONS TO YOURSELF!!!!! CAN I MEET YOU SOMEWHERE AND BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF YOU, YOU SICK, SICK , BASTARD
<quoted text>
tex

Harker Heights, TX

#35 Aug 7, 2007
SUNDAY wrote:
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so a child can survive for ten minutes under water ?
youre not the sharpest knife are you ?
Children have been revived after 30 minutes under water...a lot depends on water temperature. Do the research yourself...butter knife.

“Back & Better Than Ever”

Since: Dec 06

East Meadow, New York

#36 Aug 7, 2007
tex wrote:
<quoted text> Children have been revived after 30 minutes under water...a lot depends on water temperature. Do the research yourself...butter knife.
They must have severe brain damage though. That's just common sense.
tex

Harker Heights, TX

#37 Aug 7, 2007
Google 'near drowning' near-drowning
Human beings have escaped drowning by surviving extraordinary periods under water. The longest documented was a young child, submerged for 40 minutes beneath the icy waters of a frozen lake. Breath cannot be held for much more than 2-3 minutes, so how could a child possibly have survived all that time without brain damage? Dolphins, seals, and whales, all air breathers like us, manage to remain submerged on a single breath hold for anything up to 40 minutes, and yet they are just as dependent on oxygen as we are. To understand how they are able to do this, it is necessary to consider some of the physiological principles at play.

Laur - Commack

Little Falls, NJ

#38 Aug 7, 2007
To all you people who are so quick to pass judgement - May God forgive you. You do not know this family - There was NO NEGLIGENCE - It was nothing more than a tragic accident. The poor father was and is in the hospital recovering from surgery and still does not know what happened to his beloved daughter and yet you people think you know the story. The family is grieving in the worst possible way - Anna never left the backyard or even the area and my son was mowing the lawn for the family only a few feet away. He performed CPR and they called 911 - They did the best they could to save her - SHAME ON ALL OF YOU who think you have the right to pass judgement ONLY GOD HAS THAT RIGHT. Go and pray for yourselves - you all need it.
anonymous

Bronx, NY

#39 Aug 7, 2007
i have news for all of you complete assholes. none of it was her fault and all of you should be ashamed if you blame this on her. half of you people commetning arent even from new york. nobody was neglected. nobody didnt care. she was a very good sister being that i knew the girl, and all of you have some nerve NOT EVEN KNOWING HER PERSONALY to say ANYTHING at all. the parents are very good parents and to all of you who think it was her fault, how the hell do you think she feels? for the rest of her life she has to live with this. its not her fault. its not the parents fault. it was gods will. to see that crime scene and here her screams from down the blockj, maybe that would make you feel differently about it. how would you feel if for 2 seconds you turned away t oanswer the phone and all this happened in the blink of an eye? all of you people are disgusting and should be ashamed, and ur no better than any other exaggerating reporter.
tex

Harker Heights, TX

#40 Aug 7, 2007
You cannot drown in a blink of an eye..or 2 seconds either...the kid went unoticed for a half hour
Cameron Mannarino

Chappaqua, NY

#41 Aug 7, 2007
Listen everybody one day you will find out the real story what happened.Because I know the true story.

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