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Youth drowns in canoeing accident in Cumberland

There are 3 comments on the Providence Journal story from Nov 10, 2008, titled Youth drowns in canoeing accident in Cumberland. In it, Providence Journal reports that:

A Cumberland man swam to safety but his 17-year-old son drowned after their canoe capsized on the Blackstone River, behind the Stop & Shop on Mendon Road, at about noon yesterday.

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Cumberland, RI

#1 Nov 10, 2008
the father didnt see if his son was ok???swam out himself.

Cumberland, RI

#2 Nov 29, 2008
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family...when the time is right please visit - politiians are turning a blind eye to water safety throughout New England...our 5yr old almost drown because of it....we can educate and prevent future drownings.
Some one who loved Billy

New York, NY

#3 Dec 18, 2008
smarshall wrote:
the father didnt see if his son was ok???swam out himself.
Are you kidding me!? Could you be any more insensitive!? The man has lost his son and feels bad enough without a creep like you making such a rude remark!!! Do you honestly think he would put his life before his son Billy's life!? Honestly! Some people just have no scrupples at all!? It took the Cumberland rescue team over 4 hours to recover the body with all the equipment they needed. How did you expect Mr. King to be able to rescue Billy all by himself!?!?

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