Oconto River Drowning Victim Identified

Oconto River Drowning Victim Identified

There are 1 comment on the CBS 5 Green Bay story from Apr 3, 2006, titled Oconto River Drowning Victim Identified. In it, CBS 5 Green Bay reports that:

OCONTO FALLS Authorities have identified a man who drowned in the Oconto River over the weekend.

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Tim Belongia Jr

Oceanside, CA

#1 Apr 4, 2006
It was my brothers canoe the kids were in and had he known the boys were going to take it out it never would have made it to the water. Seems a lot of people over the years have lost there life to the Oconto River. At what point does the DNR post "shore fishing only" or "no water craft allowed until further notice" I understand it is not the DNR's responsability but it may control who goes out and when? I'm very sorry for the loss of life and to the family who lost there son. Its an unbelievable thing to happen for all involved and my prayers go out to the familys involved. I have 2 children of my own and to try to explain to them the magnatude and scope of it is very tough. I spoke with my brother and he is devistated by this and had no control over it. Its not his fault and nor should a finger be lifted toward him for this tragic event. All the boys are of age to know better, they all took the risk knowing it was dangerious and would not be allowed by any parents. The whole town of Oconto Falls should step back and count, "How many? How many more?" And find a way to prevent it! Words from a parent @ home is not enough, make it law! I don't live in the falls any more but the sheer fact that people are still losing there loved ones year after year, don't you think "we" the people should make it end. For all the lost souls and loved ones? Who is to blame? These kids are young adults and are not under supervision when these fateful decisions are made. I just don't get it? I'm glad the other two boys are alive, but let us all remember the parents and the son who did not. I hope someone takes this out of individual judgements when it's OK to go out? Make it LAW! Inforce it! God Speed Peter.

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