Tobyhanna Township Girl, 5, Rescued From Pocono Lake

There are 8 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Tobyhanna Township Girl, 5, Rescued From Pocono Lake. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Quick thinking by two lifeguards at a lake in the Poconos saved the life of a 5-year-old girl who nearly drowned while swimming in Tobyhanna on Monday, police said.

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bystander

Ephrata, PA

#2 Aug 7, 2008
Nice jobs guys!
thinking and typing

Whitehall, PA

#3 Aug 7, 2008
Thank god for the lifegards.
Her parents weren't do a very good job of taking care of her.
A friend

New York, NY

#5 Aug 11, 2008
This little girl did not make a complete recovery. She passed away yesterday, August 10th.
thinking and typing

Whitehall, PA

#6 Aug 11, 2008
A friend wrote:
This little girl did not make a complete recovery. She passed away yesterday, August 10th.
Is there an update i missed??
Where did you find that out?
Was there any more info about what happend?
Where her parents were?
lesc

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Aug 11, 2008
Her mother was there and couldn't swim. All articles were deceptively optimistic from the beginning.
thinking and typing wrote:
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Is there an update i missed??
Where did you find that out?
Was there any more info about what happend?
Where her parents were?
angus

Sparta, NJ

#8 Aug 25, 2008
I am so sorry
Youdonothaveaclu e

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Sep 18, 2008
DISGUSTED wrote:
Where were her parents?
Easy to blame parents when something awful happens to a child. In this case It just happened. Comments like yours are cruel and abusive and imply that you are impervious to accidents or trajedy. Be alittle compassionate before you judge.
Youdonothaveaclu e

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Sep 18, 2008
thinking and typing wrote:
Thank god for the lifegards.
Her parents weren't do a very good job of taking care of her.
This is what I wrote to the "Disgusted" response. It is fitting for you as well. "Easy to blame parents when something awful happens to a child. In this case It just happened. Comments like yours are cruel and abusive and imply that you are impervious to accidents or trajedy. Be alittle compassionate before you judge." There is nothing absolutely nothing worse then losing a child, the guilt and sorrow is impossible to comprehend, unless of course you have gone thru something similar. And if you had, then you would have enough empathy and enough respect before judging her parents. I hope you never suffer such a trauma. No matter how rude your comments are, absolutely noone should have to go through this.

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