Vacaville child drowns in pool

Jul 9, 2013 Full story: The Reporter 176

Officers were called to the scene at 3:14 p.m. after the child's parents found her floating in an above-ground pool at the back of their home in the 100 block of Andrea Drive, said Vacaville police Lt.

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Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#1 Jul 9, 2013
Heart breaking. I hope there was no foul play involved
amanda

United States

#2 Jul 9, 2013
The parents should have been watching the baby girl she was in pool for 30 min before she was found !!how long goes by before thes bad partent nitices the baby was gone ... Why dident thay remove lader or at least made scher thar was at least a baby lock on back door .. In this story i think its really sad becouse she should be hear onley if the parents took the time to baby prouf the pool or back yard verry sad

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#3 Jul 9, 2013
No child that young should be "missing" for 20 to 30 minutes...EVER! No excuses. Child neglect.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#5 Jul 9, 2013
From what I was told, they put her down in the den for a nap because it was noisy in the family room where they were. The mother went to check on her 15 minutes later and found she was no longer there. They looked around for her for a few minutes thinking she was hiding, but then saw her in the pool moments after.
Truth

Union City, CA

#6 Jul 9, 2013
We're the parents drug tested? Child neglect!! Justice for kyla!
Teresa Haupt

Martinez, CA

#7 Jul 9, 2013
My prayers are for strength for the family though this horrible tragedy, my Heart hurts for their loss:(
Ashley L

Concord, CA

#8 Jul 9, 2013
A child's life was just lost and people on here are making accusations without knowing all the info. It is a very tragic situation. I doubt they intended on this to happen! A loss of a child is like no other loss in the world. We need to send out positive thoughts as being accusatory is not going to bring this precious child back.
Truth

Union City, CA

#9 Jul 9, 2013
Ashley L wrote:
A child's life was just lost and people on here are making accusations without knowing all the info. It is a very tragic situation. I doubt they intended on this to happen! A loss of a child is like no other loss in the world. We need to send out positive thoughts as being accusatory is not going to bring this precious child back.
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Letting your child drown in a pool for 20-30 minutes! Positive thoughts to them not having yet another accident. The past has proven now two times Lets not make it a third. Child NEGLECT!
Antwan

Vacaville, CA

#10 Jul 9, 2013
Emjoe wrote:
No child that young should be "missing" for 20 to 30 minutes...EVER! No excuses. Child neglect.
Once again you show the Topix community that you are a pig.
friend of the family

San Ramon, CA

#11 Jul 10, 2013
there are facts involved that you do not know about...before you continue your tirade against the family, consider their were issues involved you are not aware of. it is an extremely sad accident.

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#12 Jul 10, 2013
The pool was not safe. They never should've have had the ladder in place when not in use with a child in the house. Also, the 18-month old child shouldn't be napping in the den unattended. Child neglect and child endangerment. It's tragic, but this could've easily been avoided if the parents were doing their job.

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#13 Jul 10, 2013
Ashley L wrote:
A child's life was just lost and people on here are making accusations without knowing all the info. It is a very tragic situation. I doubt they intended on this to happen! A loss of a child is like no other loss in the world. We need to send out positive thoughts as being accusatory is not going to bring this precious child back.
Of course they didn't intend for this to happen. What about parents who don't use a child safety seat in a car and they get in an accident and the child dies? Is that a crime? Yes, it is, but I'm sure they didn't mean for that to happen. The parents would be criminally responsible, and it's the same when you own a pool.
Marvin Kleppoel

San Leandro, CA

#14 Jul 10, 2013
Both parents need to be sterilized in the state prison system so they can no longer pro-create.
Anonymous

United States

#15 Jul 10, 2013
Truth wrote:
We're the parents drug tested? Child neglect!! Justice for kyla!
You are cruel, so quick to judge. My heart goes out to the family, sorry for your loss.
Anonymous

United States

#16 Jul 10, 2013
Marvin Kleppoel wrote:
Both parents need to be sterilized in the state prison system so they can no longer pro-create.
What an ignorant and reckless comment, get a life.
Mother of three

Lodi, CA

#17 Jul 10, 2013
This is a very sad tragedy. This little girl deserves to live a long healthy life. My heart does to out to this family but they should have child proofed their doors as well as their pool. I make sure my pool is closed unless someone is using it. As well as remove the stairs. I even do that when I have adults drinking at my house. This definitely could have been prevented.
Anonymous

West Sacramento, CA

#18 Jul 10, 2013
It is a horrible and tragic loss. And I am not saying the parents did anything malicious, but it definitely could have been prevented. One of the most important things about having a kid is child-proofing the house, and blocking off the pool. Considering they knew that the child could get into the pool by herself, they definitely should have removed the ladder. Also, the story of what happened has changed drastically now.. So it seems sort of odd. But, either way, it's a sad loss.
sad

Woodland, CA

#19 Jul 10, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
It is a horrible and tragic loss. And I am not saying the parents did anything malicious, but it definitely could have been prevented. One of the most important things about having a kid is child-proofing the house, and blocking off the pool. Considering they knew that the child could get into the pool by herself, they definitely should have removed the ladder. Also, the story of what happened has changed drastically now.. So it seems sort of odd. But, either way, it's a sad loss.
Yeah I saw the dad posted what happened on Facebook and it just doesn't add up. According to him the baby wasnt being put down for a nap like the other comment mentions. I don't understand how understand how am 18 month old could be left unattended for 20 minutes when there are two adults in the house...and according to the post it was only "a couple minutes" so.. I really hope the investigation turns up no foul play. But this tragedy could have easily been prevented. Breaks my heart.
sad

Woodland, CA

#20 Jul 10, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>.
Letting your child drown in a pool for 20-30 minutes! Positive thoughts to them not having yet another accident. The past has proven now two times Lets not make it a third. Child NEGLECT!
what do you mean two times?
Anonymous

West Sacramento, CA

#21 Jul 10, 2013
sad wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah I saw the dad posted what happened on Facebook and it just doesn't add up. According to him the baby wasnt being put down for a nap like the other comment mentions. I don't understand how understand how am 18 month old could be left unattended for 20 minutes when there are two adults in the house...and according to the post it was only "a couple minutes" so.. I really hope the investigation turns up no foul play. But this tragedy could have easily been prevented. Breaks my heart.
Yes, that's what I mean. They said it was only a couple minutes until they found her, because they were playing with her at the time. So I don't understand why the police said she was in there 20-30 minutes before she was found... Not accusing anybody of anything, just makes people wonder. I've heard many people wonder the same thing.
I too hope no foul play is found to be involved, but I wonder if they may be charged for endangerment since it is apparent from their various web pages that they knew the child could climb into the pool by herself (they have pictures of her climbing the ladder) and you know some strict ass cop is gonna say something to them about their marijuana use. I am not saying that smoking makes you a bad parent, but I know plenty of cops will argue otherwise. From what I've heard from friends of theirs, they are wonderful people who would never do anything to put their child in harms way. So, at this time it just seems like a series of unfortunate events that led to a sad outcome :(

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