Livermore: 4-year-old boy drowns in backyard swimming pool

Feb 8, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Contra Costa Times

A 4-year-old boy who briefly wandered from's his mother view died Thursday afternoon after drowning in his family's swimming pool, police said.

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youngshouldntdie

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this is very unfortunate I just think theres lessons to be learned from this. Your child is out of sight for a few minutes and ends up at the bottom of the pool? it takes alot longer for a child to end up at the bottom of the pool, this is child neglect. I have a pool and kids, I would know once they feel in and id be right there not saying they wouldnt, of course these parents would but it just seems like the 4 year old was out of sight for more than a few minutes, in the backyard with a pool, by themselves otherwise wouldnt have happened. this both saddens and angers me. Cleared or not I hope this is investigated more.
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I'm sorry, my prayers are with the family of this sweet boy. This is a terrible tragedy that could happen to anybody. We always think not us, not my family, but it only takes a minute. Words can not even help at this time, I'm so sorry.
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My heart goes out to the family of the young boy. Yes, someone should've watched him closer, but it would be terrible to prosecute the mother for child neglect. She will will suffer from a lifetime of guilt and sadness for this tragedy, and that is far more painful than locking her away.
I live on a nearby street, have young children of my own, and am completely devastated by what has happened to the family.

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Scott wrote:
My heart goes out to the family of the young boy. Yes, someone should've watched him closer, but it would be terrible to prosecute the mother for child neglect. She will will suffer from a lifetime of guilt and sadness for this tragedy, and that is far more painful than locking her away.
I live on a nearby street, have young children of my own, and am completely devastated by what has happened to the family.
I completely agree. And I really hope some DA out there isn't considering charging her. From the article I read, she was also watching her younger child. Something like that can happen in less than a minute. She's suffered enough.

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youngshouldntdie wrote:
this is very unfortunate I just think theres lessons to be learned from this. Your child is out of sight for a few minutes and ends up at the bottom of the pool? it takes alot longer for a child to end up at the bottom of the pool, this is child neglect. I have a pool and kids, I would know once they feel in and id be right there not saying they wouldnt, of course these parents would but it just seems like the 4 year old was out of sight for more than a few minutes, in the backyard with a pool, by themselves otherwise wouldnt have happened. this both saddens and angers me. Cleared or not I hope this is investigated more.
You weren't there and you're not a judge, don't just jump to neglect.

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Scott wrote:
My heart goes out to the family of the young boy. Yes, someone should've watched him closer, but it would be terrible to prosecute the mother for child neglect. She will will suffer from a lifetime of guilt and sadness for this tragedy, and that is far more painful than locking her away.
I live on a nearby street, have young children of my own, and am completely devastated by what has happened to the family.
Scott: Absolutely agree. This horrific accident could have happened to anyone. I'm praying for the mother's healing.

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