Police: 2-year-old drowns while mom s...

Police: 2-year-old drowns while mom sleeps

There are 46 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Sep 19, 2007, titled Police: 2-year-old drowns while mom sleeps. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A 2-year-old girl drowned in her family's backyard swimming pool today while her mother slept on the couch, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

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Since: Oct 07

orlando, florida

#48 Nov 10, 2007
The mom was probably sleeping off a hang over.

Deland, FL

#49 Nov 10, 2007
This very same thing happened to my neighbor. However, they were able to revieve the little girl at the hospital. It was one of those little miracles in life. Here is the kicker...At that time, they had 4 children...the oldest daughter who was 8 at the time was left in charge of her 4 younger siblings. This woman was a stay at home Mom....
They went on to produce 4 MORE children. You would have thought she would have become a better, more attentive parent. NOPE...those kids pretty much ran wild. Now they are teenagers and young adults. Not surprising is that none of them have ever amounted to anything.

Deland, FL

#50 Nov 10, 2007
Darleen wrote:
Charlie wrote:
The mother and some dumb sperm donor will replace her in 10 months or less. That is WAY too long for her go with the cut in welfare, but she will just have to manage.
Another example of a heartless creep. I just hope something this horrible never happens to someone you love. Or maybe then you'd have some freaking compassion. You people with your self-righteous attitudes make me sick to my stomach.
Sadly, Charlie is right on the money. These people continue to breed because then they don't have to work. This is how they work the system.

Orlando, FL

#51 Nov 19, 2007
Mom23g wrote:
come on!! the report said the woman saw her 2 YEAR OLD daughter at 9 in the morning and woke up at 1 PM!!! what kind of mother goes to sleep for 4 hours with a 2 year old running loose? no good mother would do that!!! ever
EXACTLY> THANK YOU VERY MUCH for pointing out what obviously these other bleeding heart idiots are missing, awww the poooor mom - are you all for real??? This woman was an UNFIT parent and the child paid the price. the really sad part is that this is how way way too many children are being raised nowadays, if you aren't going to take care of them properly, keep your friggin' legs closed and don't have them !!!!

United States

#52 Dec 5, 2007
These drownings are such a sad, preventable tragedy. Besides the #1 prevention measure: SUPERVISION, there should be other layers of protection in place, such as alarms, pool fence barrier and swimming survival lessons. See www.infantswim.com for information on the ISR program which teaches babies as young as 6 months old how to get into a backfloat from a face-down postition in the water and stay there until they can be rescued. Children over 1 year old are taught a swim-float-swim sequence which is repeated until safety is reached. A local instructor can be found at infantswim.com .

Orlando, FL

#53 Jun 5, 2008
Please a tragedy has occured. Finger pointing solves nothing. We are human and we make mistakes. Unfortunately her mistake caused her child's life. This baby is with God now. The family and the mon has to deal with living and this cold, heartless world. Remember "God only cries for the living........"
Be kind, one day you will need kindness

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