Four Year Old Boy Drowns In A Wood Ri...

Four Year Old Boy Drowns In A Wood River, IL Lake

There are 54 comments on the Fox2Now story from Jul 23, 2010, titled Four Year Old Boy Drowns In A Wood River, IL Lake. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

The body of a four-year-old was recovered Friday night from a small lake in Wood River, Illinois.

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adelp04

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jul 23, 2010
so sad, my thoughts go out to the family. But where were the parents? this pond is excessively high. i live right by it
T Ferguson

Glen Carbon, IL

#2 Jul 23, 2010
Condolences to the family.
fisher

Edwardsville, IL

#3 Jul 23, 2010
right where he drowned i catfish all the time . it is the deepest part of the lake
Megan

United States

#4 Jul 23, 2010
its very sad but i happen to live a block away from the pond/very small lake and its just horrible what happened to this kid. IM VERY VERY SORRY TO THE FAMILY WHO LOST THEIR 4 YR. OLD CHILD.
South-City

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Jul 23, 2010
My prayers goes out to the family, where was the parents
woodriver

United States

#6 Jul 23, 2010
sorry to here that about the little boy but the parents should of know better to let them go alone. but im very sorry!!!! and its very sad to here i still want to know more about this and find out where the parents were thinking
oh oh

Cape Girardeau, MO

#7 Jul 23, 2010
typical. stupid idiotic parents and now a child has to pay for it. very sad
Kelly

Saint Peters, MO

#8 Jul 23, 2010
"oh oh" couldn't have said it better. and now the other children will have to live with the guilt (even though it was obviously not their fault) for the rest of their lives. There is absolutely no excuse for this happening. It'll be interesting to hear what the parent(s) comes up with for not supervising these children.
VCDaedalus

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Jul 23, 2010
That spillway is a long way from houses or people, right in the middle of a highway. How could so many kids get so far away from supervision, especially a four-year-old?
Concerned Parent

United States

#10 Jul 23, 2010
It's so sad about the little boy I've been going to that park since i was a little kid and all I can do is wonder where the parents were when thede children should have been better supervised.
Jacob HObbs

Cape Girardeau, MO

#11 Jul 23, 2010
I live in woodriver illinois.. and this goes to show that anything could happen to anyone. Find the Lord and get saved! Live as a Christian and don't take life for granted!
fisher

Edwardsville, IL

#12 Jul 24, 2010
stupid parents probablly ruined the lake for good now. i have been told to leave for safety 1 time and im sure they are going to be very strict now.
Joe De Bauch

O Fallon, MO

#13 Jul 24, 2010
I live by these apartments where the family lives. The kids over there run wild all the time with little or no adult supervision. Please people keep an eye on your children at all times, they see no danger, but My God...He was four years old...What were you thinking? I've prayed for this little boy and his family. I have two children and cannot imagine the pain you must be going through.
Informed Parent

Wentzville, MO

#14 Jul 24, 2010
From what I have heard from friends of the family: the parents were at work and the children were being supervised by a grandparent...so those of you casting the parent stone, hold on to it a little longer. The grandmother told the children to not take the child and to not let him follow, but in typical kid fashion, that did not happen. Sometimes things are just awful and that is it. Why is it as humans we seek to place blame on every occasion? This is horribly sad and life altering, do we need to place blame now to make people feel worse?
woodriver1

Collinsville, IL

#15 Jul 24, 2010
VCDaedalus, that spillway is not a long way from houses or people. I grew up right next to that pond. We would walk through our back fence all the time and go down to the pond. None of those kids should have been playing anywhere near that pond. It is dangerous. Sounds like the kids were just running around without supervision,and now something tragic has happened. Very sad.
jacquie

O Fallon, MO

#16 Jul 24, 2010
yes, this is horrible, but to respond to "Informed Parent".... no offense, but whomever is watching my child, should be watching my child. in no way in hell is a 12 year old responsible for keeping an eye on 3 other kids with the youngest being 4. very tragic, but yeah, someone needs to take responsibility for that childs death, and its not the fault of the other 3 kids. i would never let my kids roam around with no adult supervision.
Chappie

United States

#17 Jul 24, 2010
Informed Parent wrote:
From what I have heard from friends of the family: the parents were at work and the children were being supervised by a grandparent...so those of you casting the parent stone, hold on to it a little longer. The grandmother told the children to not take the child and to not let him follow, but in typical kid fashion, that did not happen. Sometimes things are just awful and that is it. Why is it as humans we seek to place blame on every occasion? This is horribly sad and life altering, do we need to place blame now to make people feel worse?
Stand up and let your brains air out! NO WAY should CHILDREN be responsibel for other children in that age group! Are you kidding? Where were the grandparents? A four year old? Kids that age do NOT realize the danger and even if told by the grandparents to not let the little child go down there - the kids will be busy playing their own game and there won't be any time to watch the 4 year old! Besides, it was the grandparents who should have had their bony butts outside with that child OR the child should have been INSIDE with the adults! I would sure hate to leave my kids with YOU, informed, because their lives would be at risk with YOUR way of thinking! This is pathetic and irresponsible behavior by these grandparents. If my grandchild who happens to be 4 right now even goes outside in the back in a fenced area I go with her. Too many things happen and I'm not going to allow her to get hurt if my life depends on it! It is up to US to keep out children safe! NOT other children, dope!
Kelly

Saint Peters, MO

#18 Jul 24, 2010
couldn't have said it better, Chappie.
Chappie

United States

#19 Jul 24, 2010
Kelly wrote:
couldn't have said it better, Chappie.
THANK YOU, but this happens to be a sore spot with me - there are too many children dying lately because of the negligence of parents, boyfriends, grandparents and alleged mothers. THERE ARE DEFENSELESS, HELPLESS little ones that CANNOT defend themselves under any circumstances. They are not born with the intelligence to know right from wrong - it is the GUARDIAN'S/care takers responsibility! If I could I would knock some dumb heads together and maybe if someone treats them the way they allow these children to be treated they might learn something, but I doubt it. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree - so that says the grandparents didn't teach their kids, and their kids did not, do not teach their kids, and so it goes! Dumb follows dumb!
The innocent have to pay the sins of the parents - their lives are snuffed out because of stupidity, immaturity, carelessness, and ignorance. I don't get it - what the hell did you have children for if you aren't going to care for them and take care of them the way it is intended? I'd like to line all of you idiots up and horse whip the lot of you - you deserve severe punishment and cruelty - that is what you gave your child! And, the really sad part of it is the little ones don't have a choice! They are stuck with trash like you that abuse your babies! You butt holes are averaging killing your babies at the rate of one per week! Get sterliized so that you don't have anymore!
Misssrable

Hardin, IL

#20 Jul 24, 2010
I know these people you all are bad mouthing i know that grandmother has issues Ryan is dead now don't blame those kids it's the parents fault for letting that irresponsible grandmother take care of those kids when they know she has had a stroke and can't get good control of those kids! That 12 year old has mental issues so does the 10 year old! I was a good friend! So Please consider what you say before you say it!

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