Boy, 11, drowns in Brentwood pool

Boy, 11, drowns in Brentwood pool

There are 50 comments on the Newsday.com story from Jun 2, 2008, titled Boy, 11, drowns in Brentwood pool. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

An 11-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool in Brentwood Monday after he tried to swim in the deep end of the pool with two friends, police and neighbors said.

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Since: Jun 07

Bellbrook, OH

#2 Jun 3, 2008
The first comment fully explains why we'll never, ever advance as a society. How can ANYONE react that way to the death of a child??
Adalis and Quebillah

Bronx, NY

#3 Jun 3, 2008
R.I.P Dashaunte we all will miss you and you will never be forgotten.
- Adalis

R.I.P Dashaunte we will always miss you no matter what other people you will never be replaced. you were one of the nicest people i know i will miss you in school =) to the owner of the pool you should be ashamed for not being there when the kids were in the pool. luv ya dasaonte.
Adalis and Quebillah

Bronx, NY

#4 Jun 3, 2008
we love you
tahtiana

Ronkonkoma, NY

#5 Jun 3, 2008
Death Race wrote:
It sounds like Mrs. Burwell was so helpful to yell down to them to get help. Why couldnít she help? Fat and lazy is why. Sounds like the safety ladder didnít keep the monkeys out of the pool.
Just another day in Brentwood. At least it wasnít a drive-by shooting that killed him.
we will miss u i truly think that they should have believed u so that u could be here with us today.
tahtiana

Ronkonkoma, NY

#6 Jun 3, 2008
we will miss u they should have took it seriously when they heard u calling for help. R.I.P
tahtiana

Ronkonkoma, NY

#7 Jun 3, 2008
we will miss you alot.i really wish that they would have taken it more seriously than thinking you were jokeing around.R.I.P
Not from LI

Plano, TX

#8 Jun 3, 2008
That is a tragedy. I'm so sorry for the families involved.
saddened

AOL

#9 Jun 3, 2008
RIP.11 yo Poor kid made a poor decision entering the pool."Friends"acquan tences made a poor decision by not getting help quickly.Pool owners made poor decision letting children unsupervised to go in and then not responding appropiatly.21 yo standing there "perplexed as to what to do and boyfriend who fished him out with a pool scimmer".The 9 yo rose up to the occasion and initiated the recovery.Lots of blame and nightmares to deal with at such a young age.Who's protecting these children?Somebody was suppose top dive in and get that kid out as fast as possible.
hooray

Rockville Centre, NY

#10 Jun 3, 2008
The kid got what he deserved, He made a foolish decision, doing something he was not capable of, obvioulsy in an attempt to impress people.

Where were the parents???????? They will have to live with the fact that their lack of supervision caused this boy to die. They should go to jail
Serafina

Coram, NY

#11 Jun 3, 2008
i miss yu booboo omg im crying hole day for yu
i cnt believe ur gone
its so sad manqq im gonna miss yu so much*
i luv yu.!

r.i.p Dashaunte
Slappy Sanchez

Milford, CT

#12 Jun 3, 2008
Serafina wrote:
i miss yu booboo omg im crying hole day for yu
i cnt believe ur gone
its so sad manqq im gonna miss yu so much*
i luv yu.!
r.i.p Dashaunte
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Hey Now

Ronkonkoma, NY

#13 Jun 3, 2008
What is a 9ft deep swimming pool doing in a neighborhood where nobody can swim???
This poor kid didn't deserve to die though- to the moron that said he got what he deserved. He is at peace now, hopefully this will be a lesson learned.
cant believe dis happened

Bronx, NY

#14 Jun 3, 2008
omg i cant believe this happened to u,o and let me 2 this 2 the rest of the people who think he deserved ok well Dashaunte is extremley nice caring charitable helpful he would do anything 2 make some1 happy i noe he did that 2 people at our skool he was just a great person who made a mistake R.I.P Dashaunte we luv u and miss u!!!=(
cant believe dis happened

Bronx, NY

#15 Jun 3, 2008
and im most defiently mad at the owner of the pool and his friends who didnt take him seriously thanks 2 them People have lost a great person in there life They better feel guilty now 4 wat they did.I just miss Dashaunte so much Its not the same without him.=(
Death Race

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jun 4, 2008
Just look at all the spelling and grammatical errors coming from Brentwood. Stupid people drown. Now who wants to be the firs one to tell us how good and smart he was.
stop hating

Paterson, NJ

#17 Jun 4, 2008
Valinohio wrote:
The first comment fully explains why we'll never, ever advance as a society. How can ANYONE react that way to the death of a child??
they react like that all the time, its nothing new. its because of these fools that they no longer let us respond to articles. they cant just shut the eff up!!
Death Race

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Jun 4, 2008
stop hating wrote:
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they react like that all the time, its nothing new. its because of these fools that they no longer let us respond to articles. they cant just shut the eff up!!
And people from certain areas keep killing themselves and each other. They just canít join humanity and act civil.
Perhaps you can tell me why that woman would only stay at her window and not help. I have a neighbor Iím not too fond of, but if he was drowning Iíd be over the fence in a heartbeat. These animals really donít care.
Teacher Teacher

Union City, NJ

#19 Jun 4, 2008
Dashaunte was a bright and kind-hearted young man. Shame on anyone to judge him for his decision. Kids will be kids, they will take risks and put themselves in danger. I will remember his smile that brightened up a room, his excellent manners and all of the lives he touched. May he rest in peace.
LindaLI

New Canaan, CT

#20 Jun 4, 2008
Death Race wrote:
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And people from certain areas keep killing themselves and each other. They just canít join humanity and act civil.
Perhaps you can tell me why that woman would only stay at her window and not help. I have a neighbor Iím not too fond of, but if he was drowning Iíd be over the fence in a heartbeat. These animals really donít care.
And isn't your neighbor delighted to be living near such a humanitarian? I've seen your responses in other forums and you're a pretty scary person, regardless of where you live.
unbelievable

Copiague, NY

#21 Jun 4, 2008
Valinohio wrote:
The first comment fully explains why we'll never, ever advance as a society. How can ANYONE react that way to the death of a child??
Really? Perhaps the reason we'll never "advance as a society" is because an adult can be told a child is drowning next door and yet can have a response like yelling out a 2 story window to frantic youngsters "go get an adult to help.".
What the heck is she? Is she bedridden?
I'm disabled and use a cane, sometimes need a walker or wheelchair, But if i was told a child was drowning in the IGP next door i would speed hobble like the Flash to get over there and get that kid out of the water, ASAP.

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