Teen killed by lightning at state par...

Teen killed by lightning at state park Missed warning: Swimmers...

There are 6 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 16, 2008, titled Teen killed by lightning at state park Missed warning: Swimmers.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A teenager was killed by lightning Saturday while swimming with his friends at Gouldsboro State Park in Monroe County.

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Noname in Bethlehem

United States

#2 Jun 16, 2008
"He said people must accept responsibility for their own safety"
Exactly as it should be. Too bad more things in life can't take this attitude.
frustrated

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jun 16, 2008
My deepest sympathy for his family. But children should be taught at a young age to stay far away from the water during a storm. My children and grandchildren were taught to stay out of pools even for a rain storm-just in case lighting happens suddenly. A parents responsibility.
always pointing

Whitehall, PA

#4 Jun 16, 2008
frustrated wrote:
My deepest sympathy for his family. But children should be taught at a young age to stay far away from the water during a storm. My children and grandchildren were taught to stay out of pools even for a rain storm-just in case lighting happens suddenly. A parents responsibility.
Why must we always find someone else to blame but ourselves. Who is to say they weren't taught that. You can't be with your children 24/7, they were young adults. Hey one was 24 and didn't have the common sense to stay out of the water.

We must all assume responsiblity for our actions. Unfortunately for one, he paid with his life.

My heart goes out to this family.
My heart goes out to the family.
comments

United States

#6 Jun 16, 2008
17 years old,I'm sure he knew about getting in the water when is lighting but he chose that. SOOO sad, My condonlence to the family and friends.
valleyvenus

Allentown, PA

#7 Jun 16, 2008
This is terribly sad. Teens don't perceive dangers as adults do. Even so, lightening can strike very suddenly. It's deceiving because a storm can seem hours away and yet lightening can strike way before. My friend lost her mother to lightening when she was just 5. They were at a picnic and her mother and her were just about to enter an outhouse that was under a tree, when her mother was struck and instantly killed. I am personally paranoid about storms. I try to be cautious but it's sometimes easy to overlook the fact that lightening can strike you just about anywhere when a storm is brewing. My condolences and sympathies to the family of this boy. RIP Tom Golden.
Alix

Reading, PA

#8 Jun 16, 2008
My best Friend, Evans Huber, was struck and killed by lightening at Baxter State Park in the state of Maine last summer. Lightening strikes are becoming more and more prevelant with this increasingly unpredictable weather and climate. We must all realize how fragile life is, and how quickly it can be taken away from us. My sympathy to the family and friends of Thomas Golden, Jr.

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