`A Day Of Sorrow' -- Courant.com

`A Day Of Sorrow' -- Courant.com

There are 26 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jul 5, 2007, titled `A Day Of Sorrow' -- Courant.com. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A woman, her son and another child drowned Wednesday morning and a third child was in critical condition after their minivan rolled into Bunnell's Pond at Beardsley Park, officials said.

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Since: Mar 07

milford

#23 Jul 5, 2007
very sad... my heart goes out to the families.
just for the record, with the water temp @ the pond it would have taken at least 20-30 min for hypo to kick in. god bless the ordinary people who jumped in to try to help. its too bad none of them were helpful. without going into detail it would take quite awhile to just get one out. so sad....

“What is this world coming too”

Since: Feb 07

Bridgeport, CT

#24 Jul 6, 2007
How in the world do you think that water temperature is above 60 degrees at this time of the year that it would take that long for hypothermia to set in? That water is around maybe 50 degrees. We haven't had that warm of weather for the water to be above 60 yet. Also the van went down 20 feet the water is colder towards the bottom. Yes, it would take a long time to get someone out in that murky, cold water. I am not trying to argue I just know that water is not that warm yet and the people that tried to jump in couldn't handle the cold water. That is why they got out and went back in a few times. It is a sad story and our city is mourning right now. God bless the family.
VAN OWNER

Auburn Hills, MI

#25 Jul 6, 2007
WHAT KIND OF VAN WAS IT I HAVE 4 KIDS AND A FREESTYLE
TWONDA

AOL

#26 Jul 6, 2007
Dj Ize wrote:
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The reason why is because hypothermia will set in and they will not be able to do a damn thing for these people. And for what you know as they are on the way to the scene they are putting on the wet suits. Probably final prep to the wet suits after they get off the fire truck. Also remember fire men are trained for fires more so then water drownings. They aren't the coast guards. Read the article there were 4-5 people who tried jumping in at the moment it happened. One was an offical. One you can't handle a current while battling the cold water locking up your muscles and attempting to hold your breath for 15-20 feet under water. It was tragic. But don't blame the city they were called and there was an offical there wihin one minute of the call and fire trucks were there within 4 minutes. There is nothing that anyone could have done. After they do some testing they will find out what the cause was but please don't blame the city for not being able to do anything. They did what they can and in the end one child was saved.
THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE THERE WHO DID JUMP IN TO TRY TO SAVE I DOUBT VERY MUCH HYPOTHERMIA HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RESCUE AND BTW
THERE IS NO CURENT IN A LAND LOCKED POND

EBB

Since: Mar 07

Ct

#27 Jul 6, 2007
mike hawk wrote:
An entire family devastated in the blink of an eye...
So if you think you had a crappy day, this will put it in perspective.
A real tragedy.
Absolutely. Condolences to the families, and to those who tried to help them.

“What is this world coming too”

Since: Feb 07

Bridgeport, CT

#28 Jul 9, 2007
There is an under toe sorry. Yes hypothermia would have been a reason why people couldn't halp the moment the van sank. They did jump in and they also felt how cold that water is. Hell I was at Seaside this weekend and couldn't go into the water because it was too cold for me. When they tried to swim lower the water is murky especially after the van went in it stirred it up more and also the water gets colder going lower. I am sure people weren't thinking hypothermia. They just knew they couldn't do it and it was cold in reality their muscles were tightening up. Either way it doesn't matter it wont change anything now. It is a sad time for these families and our community.

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