Two children die in Lake George boati...

Two children die in Lake George boating accident

There are 104 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 24, 2009, titled Two children die in Lake George boating accident. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Two children drowned when their 21-foot boat capsized in Lake George this afternoon, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officials said.

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John

Oviedo, FL

#1 May 24, 2009
What kind of irresponsible fool would take a small boat out on a huge lake like Lake George without checking the weather first?
I also wonder how many people were on the boat and how many of them were wearing life vests? It seems very odd that a boat would flip from a wave..even if the passengers moved to one side, unless there were too many people on board.
Hard article to read

Miamisburg, OH

#3 May 24, 2009
This is a sad story but with the writing at this paper it is difficult to read.

"Emergency officials also rushed a 36-year-old woman, an adult female, 36, to Putnam Community Medical Center in Ocala."

Does that mean there were 2 women? If not, how many different ways are needed to describle this individual. I had to read it 3 times. They have writing classes at Rollins.

Anyway, what a side story.
Bizzy

Lake Mary, FL

#4 May 24, 2009
Hard article to read wrote:
This is a sad story but with the writing at this paper it is difficult to read.
"Emergency officials also rushed a 36-year-old woman, an adult female, 36, to Putnam Community Medical Center in Ocala."
Does that mean there were 2 women? If not, how many different ways are needed to describle this individual. I had to read it 3 times. They have writing classes at Rollins.
Anyway, what a side story.
Yeah... for more than half of the article, I was under the impression that the 21 foot boat was piloted only by children!
WTH

Oviedo, FL

#5 May 24, 2009
:-(
Hmmmm

Lake Mary, FL

#6 May 24, 2009
If these children were not wearing life vests, their caretakers should be charged with murder. THERE is NO EXCUSE for them NOT TO BE WEARING LIFE VESTS!!!!!!!!!!
trl

Longwood, FL

#7 May 24, 2009
I was out there today it was a beautiful day, just like most afternoons in Florida, a storm can come up fast - no need to call their famuly members "fools"
trl

Longwood, FL

#8 May 24, 2009
a life vest wont help if your trapped inside the cabin of a capsized boat
3rd rate journalism

Orlando, FL

#10 May 24, 2009
Hard article to read wrote:
This is a sad story but with the writing at this paper it is difficult to read.
"Emergency officials also rushed a 36-year-old woman, an adult female, 36, to Putnam Community Medical Center in Ocala."
Does that mean there were 2 women? If not, how many different ways are needed to describle this individual. I had to read it 3 times. They have writing classes at Rollins.
Anyway, what a side story.
This is why the Shitinel is on the verge of extinction. When these so-called writers are asked to write about something other than praising Obamamessiah, they're completely lost. Their total lack of ability to form a coherent sentence is down right laughable. Elementary students have better writing skills.
Hmmmm

Lake Mary, FL

#11 May 24, 2009
trl wrote:
a life vest wont help if your trapped inside the cabin of a capsized boat
Uhh yeah, it will.
Terrible

Dallas, TX

#12 May 25, 2009
This is so sad. To badnthe author and editor couldn't honor their deaths by writing a story that is free of errors. "a 36 year old adult female, 36,", terrible writers.
UCFTailGator

Winter Springs, FL

#14 May 25, 2009
Sad....Im gonna give my kid alot of hugs today.
Flyer

Flushing, NY

#15 May 25, 2009
Even if they had life vests on, inside a cabin it would have still spelt a death sentence for those kids or anyone else. Wearing a life vest while inside of a cuddy cabin once a boat overturns and fills with water will trap any individual unfortunate to be inside at the time.

"Hmmmm" Do you even own a boat? If you knew anything about boating you wouldn't be making retarded comments like that. Put a life vest on and try to swim under the water...impossible. Then go put yourself in an overturned boat inside a water filled cabin, then we wouldn't have to put up with morons such as yourself.
BillyBootlegger

Tallahassee, FL

#16 May 25, 2009
Heard that Flyer.
Antonio

Tallahassee, FL

#17 May 25, 2009
John wrote:
What kind of irresponsible fool would take a small boat out on a huge lake like Lake George without checking the weather first?
I also wonder how many people were on the boat and how many of them were wearing life vests? It seems very odd that a boat would flip from a wave..even if the passengers moved to one side, unless there were too many people on board.
Got that right John, who're they kidding??
rocky321

Christmas, FL

#18 May 25, 2009
I could take a 21 ft boat to the Bahamas. But then I have been behind the helm for over 50 years. Its stunningly sad that the "captain" of that vessel could not see the value of life preservers. But,(I wont use the word stupid) the lack of common sense is usually the reason for most boating accidents. My kids are grown and gone....but its funny how I have tears in my eyes for these little ones. Guess this old man knows whats important..........
What in the

Dallas, TX

#19 May 25, 2009
John wrote:
What kind of irresponsible fool would take a small boat out on a huge lake like Lake George without checking the weather first?
I also wonder how many people were on the boat and how many of them were wearing life vests? It seems very odd that a boat would flip from a wave..even if the passengers moved to one side, unless there were too many people on board.
I wouldnt call a 21ft boat a small boat for the shallow lake george! Lake George isnt Lake Michigan for goodness sake. This was just a freak accident and My heart and prayers go out to this family!
Caution

Lakeland, FL

#20 May 25, 2009
More kids drown from Memorial weekend accidents. Please, pool safety, boating safety, all need to be emphasized. If this story doesn't wake SOMEONE up today...I mean, it is a sincere tragedy to see that two kids perished and it could have been prevented. How many times do we read this sort of stuff. Wake UP people! Never leave kids alone in a tub, either! There is a charity called A Gift of Swimming that some of you ought to look up and donate to...or the Y...I am not judging the family because Lord knows they are all punishing themselves I am sure.
John

Oviedo, FL

#21 May 25, 2009
rocky321 wrote:
I could take a 21 ft boat to the Bahamas. But then I have been behind the helm for over 50 years. Its stunningly sad that the "captain" of that vessel could not see the value of life preservers. But,(I wont use the word stupid) the lack of common sense is usually the reason for most boating accidents. My kids are grown and gone....but its funny how I have tears in my eyes for these little ones. Guess this old man knows whats important..........
......and no doubt, being an experienced skipper, you would check the weather prior to , and during the trip.
Nathan

Oviedo, FL

#22 May 25, 2009
What in the wrote:
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I wouldnt call a 21ft boat a small boat for the shallow lake george! Lake George isnt Lake Michigan for goodness sake. This was just a freak accident and My heart and prayers go out to this family!
Shallow means large waves and it doesn't matter whether or not it is lake michigan. Lake George is 11 miles long and six miles wide, and with 8 ft of depth, can and does produce pretty big waves that can swamp a boat. It is second in size only to Lake Okachobee
If the owner of the boat had checked the weather....just like they do on Lake Michigan, these kids would not be dead. A freak accident is one where a rogue wave comes out of nowhere and capsizes a boat, or tree falls on a car....both unavoidable. A preventable accident is when somone drives drunk and hits something or puts a family in a boat and goes out on a large lake during a week of known, large and dangerous, thunderstorms.
Lisa

San Antonio, TX

#23 May 25, 2009
Very sad story. Condolences to the family. And to all the people passing judgment out there, read more than just the headline before you trot out your "expertise."

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