Two Kansas City Teens Drown at FCA Camp

Two Kansas City Teens Drown at FCA Camp

There are 28 comments on the Fox4KC story from Jul 15, 2010, titled Two Kansas City Teens Drown at FCA Camp. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

Two Kansas City boys drown Wednesday night at the Pella Aquatic Center in Pella, Iowa.

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Bremerton, WA

#23 Jul 16, 2010
Wow... how does something like this happen? So sorry for the boys' families. I cannot even begin to imagine the depth of their grief at losing a son with such a promising future.
friend to both

Loves Park, IL

#24 Jul 16, 2010

Tonganoxie, KS

#25 Jul 16, 2010
Sad parent: You don't see evidence? How about the fact that the adult filled out a form stating the boys could not swim, and the boys told them they could swim. Why wasn't the paperwork checked out?

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Jul 17, 2010

Storm Lake, IA

#27 Jul 17, 2010
I know people who were at the pool, and it is a fact that those boys were instructed to stay in a particular area. It's also a fact that the boys both indicated that they could swim. Certainly their decisions played a role here. What is most fascinating is how so many people could have "missed it". Both on-duty lifeguards were there. Several huddle leaders were there. The pool was lined with coaches/parents -- people watching/enjoying the diving and jumping. My friend was watching all the antics the entire time and saw nothing....there are a lot of broken hearts over this. Accident? Yes. Negligence? Harder to consider having been there.

Tonganoxie, KS

#28 Jul 17, 2010
Had the boys snuck back in after everybody else had cleared out? I thought I had read that somewhere?

Storm Lake, IA

#30 Jul 18, 2010
That the boys might have jumped in late is one theory people are considering -- maybe when eyes were off them? Nobody knows for sure. I suspect that one tried to help the other & both drowned. I'm told that it is a fairly common occurance in water accidents.

The head count on the bus immediately after the party was when the boys were noted as missing. 10 minutes is a short period of time, but not if a person is unconscious under water.

Overland Park, KS

#32 Jul 23, 2010
Wow thats just sad and Nhemson was one of my friends

i blame the lifeguards none of this wouldnt happpen if they just did there job

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