Three year old drowns in Waterford pool

Jul 17, 2009 Full story: CBS 6 Albany 16

Waterford Police are looking into what happened after a three year-old drowned in a private pool on Middletown Rd.

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Very Sad

Greenwich, NY

#1 Jul 17, 2009
When will parents wake up and realize you cannot leave a child unattended playing near a pool. Its so sad they had to learn a lesson this way. I hope others wake up in light of this tragedy!
DGI

Pittsfield, MA

#2 Jul 17, 2009
Very Sad wrote:
When will parents wake up and realize you cannot leave a child unattended playing near a pool. Its so sad they had to learn a lesson this way. I hope others wake up in light of this tragedy!
You obviosly do not know the whole story, and should be ashamed of yourself to say such things in public. I have children, and I know what it is like to lose site of them for one less than a minute - you obviously don't and if you knew anything, that is all it takes for tradgedy to strike. I also happen to be one of the healthcare providers that worked on this little girl when it happened while her mom and dad watched. And to hear peolple say such things - makes me sick. So please, regarding this incident, do people a favor and say nothing. And btw, this happened to my brother when I was 9 years old also.
Leylao

Besançon, France

#3 Jul 17, 2009
Very Sad wrote:
When will parents wake up and realize you cannot leave a child unattended playing near a pool. Its so sad they had to learn a lesson this way. I hope others wake up in light of this tragedy!
Sad, yes, but who are you to judge that she was playing unattended? Accidents are just that, unexpected, unintended events, and certainly in this case, tragic. I can't imagine having to pick up the pieces of one's life after losing a child, and judgmental condemnatory comments should perhaps be best kept to yourself.
Friend and neighbor

Greenwich, NY

#4 Jul 19, 2009
Thanks to you all for protecting this family from the first comment...how dare you past judge, "very sad"...those who judge will have the least place in heaven..Our job as a society is to LOVE and offer kindness and support to those who are in need, we ae supposed to ALLOW those to mourn the loss of a loved one...I personally would repent for that statement above if I wrote it, and I suggest you do the same. You will have to answer to someone much bigger than us on that statement!

In loving memory, a friend, a gift, and a beautiful girl!!
Disgusted

Greenwich, NY

#5 Jul 20, 2009
Sorry to tell you all that "Very Sad" is right on the money. These children were left out front to play alone on a busy road constantly. The father has admitted he wasn't watching her. I know a neighbor and I have even made comments in the past over what I saw go on over there. Know the facts before you attack someone for a comment....That is true!!! These parents learned the worse way possible. Their yard is fenced but the inground pool is not fenced separetely. You cant' let a child play in that back yard unattended. All of her toys are out back.......Also read her comment again, she is in no way personally attacking this family. She said she hopes others wake up in light of this tragedy. Which is true, it always takes something to jolt people into reality.
Vindictive

Schenectady, NY

#6 Jul 20, 2009
Personally I hope the parents go to jail for it. I know the family and they're all a bunch of losers.
Mortified

Albany, NY

#7 Jul 20, 2009
People who judge are the losers. The loss of a child is horrific. I know one of the parents very well, and her children are her world. To say anything so disgusting and horrible is dispicable. Accidents do happen, a parent doesn't have eyes in the back of their head contrary to peoples thoughts. My prayers and love go out to this family more than you know. Vindictive needs to get a life and choke on their comments! This is not the time or place for nasty,rude, and vile words. You're disgusting, and only God may judge so guess you're screwed!
CONCERNED

Greenwich, NY

#8 Jul 20, 2009
YOU WORK AT ST. MARY'S TROY BUT WROTE YOU ARE FROM QUEENSBURY?? DOUBTFUL. YOU COULD ALSO LOSE YOUR JOB FOR WRITING PERSONAL THINGS ABOUT A PATIENT OR FAMILY!
DGI wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviosly do not know the whole story, and should be ashamed of yourself to say such things in public. I have children, and I know what it is like to lose site of them for one less than a minute - you obviously don't and if you knew anything, that is all it takes for tradgedy to strike. I also happen to be one of the healthcare providers that worked on this little girl when it happened while her mom and dad watched. And to hear peolple say such things - makes me sick. So please, regarding this incident, do people a favor and say nothing. And btw, this happened to my brother when I was 9 years old also.
Anonymous Mom NY

Albany, NY

#9 Jul 21, 2009
The parents are totally to blame, and I hope they both spend a long time in jail. The little girl was in the pool for more then 1/2 hr. before being discovered by a man who was there doing work on the house. Mommy and Daddy were busy arguing inside. This leads me to ask the question, how long would she have been in that pool before her parents found her? TOTAL NEGLIGENCE!
Angry

Albany, NY

#10 Jul 21, 2009
Leylao wrote:
<quoted text>
Sad, yes, but who are you to judge that she was playing unattended? Accidents are just that, unexpected, unintended events, and certainly in this case, tragic. I can't imagine having to pick up the pieces of one's life after losing a child, and judgmental condemnatory comments should perhaps be best kept to yourself.
The little girl was obviously unattended, unless you believe they stood there and watched her drown. Moron.
Annoyed

Albany, NY

#11 Jul 21, 2009
What a terrible tradgedy for this family. I know first hand what it is like to lose a child.

After reading some of the comments, I am quite disgusted with what people have to say,especially while this family mourns the loss of this beautiful child. For those of you who have children, you know that it only takes a second to lose sight of your child, and in those few seconds - tragedy can strike. Regardless of how it happend, of course there are the "know it alls when it comes to children that make pathetic claims and comments. Negligence, really?? do you really have the facts in front of you?? You actually saw a police report?? Regardles of how it happened, it was an unfortunate accident, and keep your comments to yourself and let this family grieve in peace.

Also, if you decide to attack my post - as parent and someone that exprience a loss like this in my family, I have a message for you: get a life and go to hell.
Dear Annoyed

Greenwich, NY

#12 Jul 22, 2009
You don't need to see a police report, it is common sense. If you saw your child fall in the pool (While you are watching) you would pull her out, she would have not drowned. That is the negligence.

We are sorry for your loss but are not personally attacking you. We are attacking the known facts of this case!
Friend and neighbor

Greenwich, NY

#13 Jul 24, 2009
Here's the facts...there is just no need to attack...these are people's real feelings here. Is it wrong to go one step further and out of your comfort zones to just love someone...and give the respect to human beings, the benefit of the doubt...can I get an AMEN!!
Kyas parents

Glenmont, NY

#14 Jan 20, 2010
This is the most ridiculous and misinformed bunch of comments I have ever had the displeasure of reading. None of the above are either accurate or even remotely close to factual, except that we did indeed stand by and watch as medical staff tried to save the life of our child. She was not unattended, she was not left alone, she, nor any of other children, were ever allowed to play unsafely at any point and time near our home. Of course, we have older teenagers..so I would be hard pressed to deem it unsafe for them to be in front of our home..there was no arguing. I (Kya's mom) suffer severe and debilitating migraines that are untreatable at home,and require hospital intervention. I was suffering from a migraine that day. We did not have anyone working on our house, nor did we have anyone in or around our home other then our family..and her father found her, and initiated CPR. It has been PROVEN that she was "unaccounted for" for LESS then 6 minutes. Not in the pool..that less then 6 minutes before the 911 call was made, she was in the house, next to me.Anyone who would dare to say they have never used the bathroom or walked into another room for 3-4 minutes is a flat out liar, plain and simple. She simply walked out of a door that another older child accidently left unlatched(not opened or ajar.. unnoticably unlatched) after taking out the family dog. The most tragic and horrendous accident we could have ever possibly imagined, and then some.There was no negligence, there was no nothing. We must live every day void of our most precious daughter..and you have no idea about cause and effect, let alone the staggering magnitude of grief our entire family will experience everyday for the rest of our lives. I, too, was infuriated by reports of children hurt in preventable accidents, but ignorance is bliss..until that "preventable" accident happens to you.
Kyas parents

Glenmont, NY

#15 Jan 20, 2010
P.S. ANNOYED?!?!? You do not have any KNOWN facts of this case...anyone with known facts would never write misinformation anywhere on this or any other website..to do so would be of the utmost disrespect to my daughter. The one thing we did learn...there is a reason why the "news" is listed as entertainment. As one officer put it.."it is 50 percent lies, and the rest bullshit."Turned out to be quite true...
Kyas parents

Glenmont, NY

#16 Jan 20, 2010
Here's a fact for you...RUMORS being an operative word...

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Use vindictive in a Sentence

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