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Teen Rescued: Cousins save drowning teen at Kenosha County's Silver...

There are 27 comments on the Fox6 story from Aug 24, 2010, titled Teen Rescued: Cousins save drowning teen at Kenosha County's Silver.... In it, Fox6 reports that:

A 17-year-old saves a drowning boy at Silver Lake in Kenosha County, but he may now be the one going under.

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Mandi

Franklin, WI

#1 Aug 24, 2010
I would personally like to donate to a fund to cover medical bills for this teen. What he did was absolutely heroic and selfless and I would hate to see his family with this debt. This young man has shown bravery and courage beyond his years and I would like to say how incredibly touched I am by this story. Trevor and Nicole you are both heroes! I wish everyone a speedy recovery you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
ProKenosha

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Aug 25, 2010
Mandi said it best above. Thank you, Great Job, and let's hope the community comes together to help financially.
abcdefg

Kenosha, WI

#3 Aug 25, 2010
i would also like to donate.
Hannah

Wisconsin Dells, WI

#4 Aug 25, 2010
The city should pay for his hospital bills, because it was one of their lifeguards that wasn't going her job. If she had been doing her job, those teens wouldn't have had to go in after the kid.
who hired the lifeguard

Lake Geneva, WI

#5 Aug 25, 2010
the employer of the lifeguard should be paying this tab...
Slinger Resident

United States

#6 Aug 25, 2010
I'm a 63 year old, unemployed 'Nam vet, living on social security,...BUT, I'd gladly donate to help this hero. I honestly can't believe that the city of Kenosha hasn't had the sense to step up to the plate and do what's morally right! Shame on them!!! Their board members made two vital mistakes here:(1). They didn't screen their lifeguards for responsability more carefully, and (2). They're turning their heads and not accepting responsability for the medical costs incurred due to their employee's negligence. The Kenosha boardmembers have some serious soulsearching to do!!! It's just sickening!!!
Tammy

Genoa City, WI

#7 Aug 25, 2010
Good job Trevor for stepp'n up to the plate! Someone HAD BETTER be spring'n for that bill! Not Trevor, nor HIS FAMILY!!!
Slinger Resident

United States

#8 Aug 25, 2010
I neglected to add that these two heros were from Illinois! NOW,...If the city of Kenosha doesn't accept responsability for this young man's medical bills,...It will be a black eye for the state of Wisconsin, won't it??? COMMON', KENOSHA!!! Pry open that coin purse, and pay the man his dues!!! Think about the lawsuit it would have cost you, had Trevor not been there, if dollar amounts are all you board members understand!!! COMMON" , WAKE UP ALREADY!!!
Slinger Resident

United States

#9 Aug 25, 2010
PAY THE MEDICAL BILL!!! You've peed away more than $2,000.00 on more foolish things than this, RIGHT?????
Eyewitness

Germantown, WI

#10 Aug 25, 2010
The truth needs to come out. It was fortunate for the 14 yr old that other swimmers were out in the UNSUPERVISED area. There shouts couldn't be heard by shore. When she was alerted, she called over megaphone out to them, sounded alarm and immediately responded. She met them at bouys and struggled with them to get the boy to roll him over on his back-he was on his side. She was joined quickly by second guard to pull him to shore. EMS was called as second guard entered water. No delay, no cell phone and wasn't listening to IPod. I understand it was a horrible situation for all but everyone needs calm down and not forget the facts. She did do her job and their help saved the boy.
Lifeguard

Germantown, WI

#11 Aug 25, 2010
I think Kenosha County should help out with their medical bills. The 14 yr old might not be here if it wasn't for them. Everyone must be reminded that when you swim in unsupervised areas you are not being watched over by lifeguards. They cannot risk their own life by going to far of a distance, not able to get to themselves back to shore. I'm glad it had a positive outcome.
John Doe

West Bend, WI

#12 Aug 25, 2010
Sue whoever owns the lake. They're liable becaue the lifeguard failed to do their job. Well If you can, sue them.
Eyewitness

Pequot Lakes, MN

#13 Aug 25, 2010
The lifeguard did not fail to do their job. They responded by the book and did an excellent job. The first life guard met them at the bouys in the acutal swimming area and was quickly followed by a second guard. The actual family of the 14 year were extremely grateful to the lifeguards and repeatedly thanked them. It's unfortunet that this happened at all and yes Trevor did a great thing, however so did the lifeguards.
shocked1

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#14 Aug 25, 2010
Eyewitness wrote:
The truth needs to come out. It was fortunate for the 14 yr old that other swimmers were out in the UNSUPERVISED area. There shouts couldn't be heard by shore. When she was alerted, she called over megaphone out to them, sounded alarm and immediately responded. She met them at bouys and struggled with them to get the boy to roll him over on his back-he was on his side. She was joined quickly by second guard to pull him to shore. EMS was called as second guard entered water. No delay, no cell phone and wasn't listening to IPod. I understand it was a horrible situation for all but everyone needs calm down and not forget the facts. She did do her job and their help saved the boy.
She didn't save the boy. The boy on the news did. And now he owes $2000.00 in medical bills because the lifeguard didn't do their job. Maybe instead of typing on your computer, you should grab a pen and your checkbook and do something usefull. Or maybe the supposed "lifeguard" should have some wages taken out of their check to cover the true HERO's medical bills.
shocked1

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#15 Aug 25, 2010
Why haven't the parents come forward yet of the child who got saved? They should be paying the medical bills!!!!!!!! Is your childs life not worth $2000 ? I would sell everything I own to pay the medicals bills of the HERO that saved my kids life! Maybe child services need to step n and do a backround check on these parents. It seems like they don't really give a s**t about their kid(s)
shocked1

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#16 Aug 25, 2010
Slinger Resident wrote:
I'm a 63 year old, unemployed 'Nam vet, living on social security,...BUT, I'd gladly donate to help this hero. I honestly can't believe that the city of Kenosha hasn't had the sense to step up to the plate and do what's morally right! Shame on them!!! Their board members made two vital mistakes here:(1). They didn't screen their lifeguards for responsability more carefully, and (2). They're turning their heads and not accepting responsability for the medical costs incurred due to their employee's negligence. The Kenosha boardmembers have some serious soulsearching to do!!! It's just sickening!!!
Point taken. Coulda left the "Nam" thing out though. Happy for your service, but get over it.
Doty

Wisconsin Dells, WI

#18 Aug 25, 2010
I watched Fox6 News at 9 pm., and they said the lifeguard was cleared of any wrong doing. There were conflicting statements given by witnesses. But I am glad the by will be alright. He shouldn't have been swimming where he was. And I think some one else should be paying the medical bills, besides the rescuing boy's family. Those boys should get medals for being heroes.
wow

Zion, IL

#19 Aug 26, 2010
Eyewitness said there was no ipod or cell phone with that lifeguard but the paper said she did have an ipod and that that is against the rules she messed up and now should pay for it. Trevor did her job and is a hero for it now. Great job Trevor and Thank you
wow

Zion, IL

#20 Aug 26, 2010
lifeguard did not do her job and it wasnt a good outcome cuz of her it was a good outcome because 2 people saved that kids life. and if they were out of the supervisied area y wouldnt it be your job to tell them to get back in as safety reasons. i honestly think they shouldnt have put a kid in charge to watch over the lake someone that young only cares bout getting paid and i dont say that to be rude but its true
wow

Zion, IL

#21 Aug 26, 2010
the lifeguard should of ben the one pulling the kid out the water not meeting them half way i think someone need to be sued or at least fired what would of happened if Trevor and Nicole werent there????????

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