Kid drowning in Pikeville

Kid drowning in Pikeville

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Curious

Dana, KY

#1 May 16, 2014
Curious about the details of this event. I have heard nothing. I have kids too and I would like to know how this happened and how I can prevent my own kids from this tragic event.
ideas

Ransom, KY

#2 May 16, 2014
life jacket or floaties, close supervision, even in shallow water. know cpr. get them and yourself swimming lessons with life guard present. plan ahead for parties where adults have certain roles such as who and how many are watching the pool and what to do if you need to leave for minutes. such as having 2 or 3 people watching if there's more than one kid. if you have a wife or husband tell them to watch while you get a bathroom break. if you and your kid are alone swimming and you have to get out to eat or take a break for whatever reason make sure your child gets out with you. all advice I know I need to follow too now :) the details aren't important. common sense and caution can save your kids.
Three words

Elkhorn City, KY

#3 May 16, 2014
Use common sense
Where

Prestonsburg, KY

#4 May 16, 2014
Whose house did this happen at? The parent or someone else's house?

“lmao I'm a flamer”

Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

#5 May 16, 2014
It happened at his house. That's what I don't understand. How could you have a pool and your child not know how to swim? Furthermore, of all the times that the little boy was around his pool, how did this happen while others were there?
accident

Thelma, KY

#7 May 16, 2014
road_rage wrote:
It happened at his house. That's what I don't understand. How could you have a pool and your child not know how to swim? Furthermore, of all the times that the little boy was around his pool, how did this happen while others were there?
It wasn't his house. Also this is a possiblity:

"You can aspirate in a very small amount of water (with a face mask on). Water in a half filled mask could easily do it and you could drown.

“lmao I'm a flamer”

Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

#9 May 16, 2014
It was his house. Every news clips that I've read said it. And if he wasn't left for so long, they could have done CPR!!!

Since: Jul 09

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#10 May 16, 2014
road_rage wrote:
It was his house. Every news clips that I've read said it. And if he wasn't left for so long, they could have done CPR!!!
It was not the kids house. If you are going to come on here gossiping about people at least get your story straight. The kids family is a good family and this is very sad. You have no clue what happened but on a message board gossiping about it. Oo yeah you are from West Virginia that is normal lol
Curious

Dana, KY

#11 May 16, 2014
My upmost respect and sympathy to the families and classmates of this child. If I had lost a child I would really want to share with others so another similar event might be prevented.

I guess I am missing something. This kind of thing usually gets lots of attention. A child died. One can assume it was investigated by officials and news media could access public records.

Did he have some type of disability? Could the child swim? Was he alone? Did he hit his head? Was he using some unsafe floatation device that held him under the water? Had he eaten and had cramps? Was he trying to use a mask or a snorkel without training? Was a motion warning device being used in the water that would sound an alarm? Do those even work?

Man, I mean our kids getting out of school are right now preparing to be around water and pools. It would be good to know what happened. We would hope things are not being "swept under the rug" because of who they are.

“lmao I'm a flamer”

Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

#12 May 16, 2014
Manilla wrote:
<quoted text>It was not the kids house. If you are going to come on here gossiping about people at least get your story straight. The kids family is a good family and this is very sad. You have no clue what happened but on a message board gossiping about it. Oo yeah you are from West Virginia that is normal lol
http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/7-yea...
That's just one clip that said that he was AT HOME. I am not acting like I was there, just stating what the NEWS has said about him. Don't get ALL UP IN MY FACE OVER THIS!!! I ONLY HAD QUESTIONS OVER HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN!!! IM NOT FROM WV EITHER. BEFORE YOU JUDGE, KNOW YOUR FACTS!!!! Sound familiar???
accident

Thelma, KY

#13 May 16, 2014
road_rage wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/7-yea...
That's just one clip that said that he was AT HOME. I am not acting like I was there, just stating what the NEWS has said about him. Don't get ALL UP IN MY FACE OVER THIS!!! I ONLY HAD QUESTIONS OVER HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN!!! IM NOT FROM WV EITHER. BEFORE YOU JUDGE, KNOW YOUR FACTS!!!! Sound familiar???
That was simply a misprint. It should have read "a home", not just "home". It wasn't the child's house where this occurred.
Where

Prestonsburg, KY

#14 May 16, 2014
Well "accident", whose house did it occurred at? Did it occur at an attorney's home?
No Dummy

Wayland, KY

#15 May 17, 2014
The child was attending a swimming party at the home of a baseball teammate. It's tragic. He had only moved here from the southern Indiana area in March. Prayer trumps gossip in this situation. Put yourself in the family's shoes. They may share their story at some point, to educate others,but Geez, let them lay the child to rest first!!!! For once out someone else's feeling above your own selfish want for information that's none of your business. Always trying to make someone guilty of something malicious makes me sick.

“lmao I'm a flamer”

Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

#16 May 17, 2014
No Dummy wrote:
The child was attending a swimming party at the home of a baseball teammate. It's tragic. He had only moved here from the southern Indiana area in March. Prayer trumps gossip in this situation. Put yourself in the family's shoes. They may share their story at some point, to educate others,but Geez, let them lay the child to rest first!!!! For once out someone else's feeling above your own selfish want for information that's none of your business. Always trying to make someone guilty of something malicious makes me sick.
This has nothing to do with gossip. A child lost his life because someone wasn't watching him. I'm sorry if you feel that this discussion is an attack on his parents. I could never imagine losing my child and having to face it every single day. Losing someone doesn't get better with time. It hurts every day. Switch shoes, and put your feet in that babies shoes. That's what I'm talking about. Why are the details so secret? Call it nosey, you have your opinion. I'm on the child's side...someone should be.
Where

Prestonsburg, KY

#17 May 17, 2014
There's a coach for that age that lives on that street that's an attorney...coincidence? Why was home owner's wife not watching kids in pool? Trying to keep quiet whose house it was at? Much higher degree of duty of home owner when you INVITE others to your property!! Negligence/lawsuit!!! If who I think it is he's connected, get it moved out of Pike County!
laying blame

Thelma, KY

#18 May 17, 2014
Where wrote:
There's a coach for that age that lives on that street that's an attorney...coincidence? Why was home owner's wife not watching kids in pool? Trying to keep quiet whose house it was at? Much higher degree of duty of home owner when you INVITE others to your property!! Negligence/lawsuit!!! If who I think it is he's connected, get it moved out of Pike County!
If you are so concerned whose house it was view the televised news stories. There is an aerial view of the house with the pool showing in the back yard. Hopefully that will satisfy you. I don't know who the homeowner is and don't care. My concern is for the family of the child.

Your post shows typical eastern Kentucky mentality of wanting to sue someone.
Praying

Harold, KY

#19 May 17, 2014
May god bless all....Praying.....R.I.P little guy.....Gods Angel...
Tabitha

Loyall, KY

#20 May 17, 2014
The location of the accident or the name of the homeowner is irrelevant. What is relevant is that a child died. A mother lost her son, a sister lost her brother and a family lost a loved one.

Way too many people are concerned about a situation that doesn't concern them. Unless you are a relative of this family, please, leave them in peace.
Where

Prestonsburg, KY

#21 May 17, 2014
You the home owner? Trying to underhandedly pursade not to take action. See what you're doing there! If it were a car accident would you say don't sue other driver who was at fault...of course not! This is worse...pure negligence to someone invited. Some eastern Kentuckians might be gullible enough to fall for your manipulative spill but most eastern Kentuckians would see right through you and realize you're trying to brow beat with words to avoid having your behind sued. Obvious effort to conceal name of home owners but everyone knows.
accountable

Ransom, KY

#22 May 17, 2014
the home owner and the guardian are both responsible. neither did their job and a child paid for it with his life. the home owner should have had his ass out there watching the kid and the guardian of the child should have too. I have a feeling the adults were too busy socializing to prevent this awful accident. obviously nobody was paying close attention to the pool or the children, most of all this small child. I heard the chid's guardian was given floaties and didn't make the child wear them. the child didn't want to wear them because the other kids didn't have any on and his guardian for the evening didn't make him.even though they were instructed to. that's what I've been told and I believe it. the person trusted with the child must have also left the child unattended. he was smaller and younger than the rest of kids I've heard. Needed special attention due his size and lack of swimming ability and obviously was not watched by anyone. shame on the adults. you know why I am saying, to shame all you people out there do a half ass job watching the children you should be with. all you people that don't want to take the time properly supervising children are like these people.

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