Lake Waubeeka drowning victim's famil...

Lake Waubeeka drowning victim's family speaks out

There are 81 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Jul 18, 2008, titled Lake Waubeeka drowning victim's family speaks out. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

On Monday, 14-year-old Ifechukwu Odenigbo and his 15-year-old cousin arrived in the United States, looking forward to spending summer vacation with an aunt who lives in Ridgefield.

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Amada

Burlington, VT

#1 Jul 18, 2008
Tjis is nuts. No adult supervision.
Kraut

Ansonia, CT

#2 Jul 18, 2008
I am very Sorry for your Loss.
yikes67

Middletown, CT

#4 Jul 18, 2008
Marvin wrote:
I smell a law suit. Hold onto your wallets Lake Waubeeka residents. These people don't care about the loss of their child--they just want to see green.
theres not much of a case. the signs say swim at your own risk. having that sign posted and someone entering the water means they take full responsibility for their actions while in the water.
Kraut

Ansonia, CT

#5 Jul 18, 2008
Marvin wrote:
I smell a law suit. Hold onto your wallets Lake Waubeeka residents. These people don't care about the loss of their child--they just want to see green.
Shame on you! It seems you might not care about your family! Abviously you have no compassion and respect left for others! Your mother must be very proud of her "special" child!!
pay it forward

New Canaan, CT

#6 Jul 18, 2008
yikes67 wrote:
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theres not much of a case. the signs say swim at your own risk. having that sign posted and someone entering the water means they take full responsibility for their actions while in the water.
Signs posted "at your own risk" are not enforceable in CT. They are illegal postings. In a court of law, these words are not defendable.
my2cents

Ridgefield, CT

#7 Jul 18, 2008
Just because you are a bottom feeder who would gladly lose a child to get a few hundred k doesn't mean everyone is as slimy as you are.
Marvin wrote:
I smell a law suit. Hold onto your wallets Lake Waubeeka residents. These people don't care about the loss of their child--they just want to see green.
Show Them The Money

Boston, MA

#10 Jul 18, 2008
Marvin wrote:
I smell a law suit. Hold onto your wallets Lake Waubeeka residents. These people don't care about the loss of their child--they just want to see green.
You are 100% correct. The parents will come here, collect the money, and never leave.

Amadou Diallo's aprents ran the same scheme.
Show Them The Money

Boston, MA

#11 Jul 18, 2008
yikes67 wrote:
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theres not much of a case. the signs say swim at your own risk. having that sign posted and someone entering the water means they take full responsibility for their actions while in the water.
News flash: If a burglar breaks into your house and is attacked and injured by your dog, or if he falls and injures himself, the burglar can sue you. I know the laws are crazy...but that's just the way it is.
Jack

Burlington, VT

#12 Jul 18, 2008
yikes67 wrote:
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theres not much of a case. the signs say swim at your own risk. having that sign posted and someone entering the water means they take full responsibility for their actions while in the water.
Signs do not exempt you from liability and in this case we are talking about a minor child. The residents have legal liability.
MEEE

Plainville, CT

#14 Jul 18, 2008
If there were signs stating swim at your own risk the city's obligations were met and no law suit/money award should be given to them. And what about the aunt's responsibilities and why wasn't the she there? It is very tragic but there is no fault on the city's part. They covered there a-- with the posted signs.
RBlue

Milldale, CT

#15 Jul 18, 2008
This is a tragedy.
He came such a far way to come here, and only 2 days after arrival, drowns.
Tragic.
Jerry Springer

United States

#19 Jul 18, 2008
DumbBlondeDikeAtAirport wrote:
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"aprents"? You're dumber than I am.
Your fear and hatred of women is evident by your posting name.
Bubba Zannetti

Greenfield, OH

#21 Jul 18, 2008
KING OF THE WHITE PEOPLE wrote:
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and you should try to stay afloat amongst a culture based on Judeo-Christian values.
glug-glug-glug
Now why would I want to do that? I'm neither.
Mother Superior

Bristol, CT

#24 Jul 18, 2008
MEEE wrote:
If there were signs stating swim at your own risk the city's obligations were met and no law suit/money award should be given to them. And what about the aunt's responsibilities and why wasn't the she there? It is very tragic but there is no fault on the city's part. They covered there a-- with the posted signs.
The signs are posted by the Waubeeka Lake Association. The City of Danbury doesn't have the liability or responsibility for anything. But - I'm not a lawyer...
lake resident

Brunswick, ME

#25 Jul 18, 2008
Marvin wrote:
I smell a law suit. Hold onto your wallets Lake Waubeeka residents. These people don't care about the loss of their child--they just want to see green.
I was there. There was no foul play he simply went down bubbles were seen and we tried to find him. It is very deep and we had a hard time diving to the bottom of the lake. Thank God there were even other people there because his family could not have swam to save to him. Technically they should not have come to the beach knowing they could not swim and save a child if they needed too. That is the real upset here. I feel horrible about it all and now knowing what I experienced that day makes me wonder if I should let my own children got out far beyond where I could reach them if I needed to. If it takes 15 minutes for help to arrive what chance do you have being found alive.
Danbury Resident

Greenfield, OH

#26 Jul 18, 2008
you should all be ashamed of yourselves. A little boy died...its not about money. There is no money in the world that will heal the hearts of that family. Accidents happen, whatever the reason. Think about the child rather than using him as an excuse to comment back and forth about completley unrelated issues. Have some respect.

Since: Jun 07

Danbury, CT

#27 Jul 18, 2008
"The signs are posted by the Waubeeka Lake Association. The City of Danbury doesn't have the liability or responsibility for anything. But - I'm not a lawyer..."

Nor am I. But I do know that in such cases, everybody gets sued at once. The family will try to collect from anyone that has anything.

The signs are not illegal, but they will have no standing. There was a case in Stamford a couple years ago where a couple kids jumped a railroad yard fence, went past several dozen warning and no tresspassing signs, and climbed on top of a empty train. They jumped up to touch the wires and got electrocuted. Their families sued, and won several million dollars from the railroad, another railroad who owned the area, and the city. The verdict was confirmed on appeal.

You had better believe that lawyers will sue the swimming suits off of anyone even remotely associated with this if they think that there is any slim chance to win or settle.

Since: Jun 07

Danbury, CT

#28 Jul 18, 2008
"There is no money in the world that will heal the hearts of that family."

John Edwards became a multi-millionaire sueing caring doctors for deformed children that there was no medical way could have possibly been prevented. He envoked the "spirits" of the dead children and pointed to the MD's, and the juries cried and bought it. If nothing could have prevented or brought the children back, and if no money would heal the pain, then why did all these people sue?

And why will the parents of this child sue? Becasue you know that they will try.
Mother Superior

Bristol, CT

#29 Jul 18, 2008
Nemesys wrote:
"The signs are posted by the Waubeeka Lake Association. The City of Danbury doesn't have the liability or responsibility for anything. But - I'm not a lawyer..."
Nor am I. But I do know that in such cases, everybody gets sued at once. The family will try to collect from anyone that has anything.
The signs are not illegal, but they will have no standing. There was a case in Stamford a couple years ago where a couple kids jumped a railroad yard fence, went past several dozen warning and no tresspassing signs, and climbed on top of a empty train. They jumped up to touch the wires and got electrocuted. Their families sued, and won several million dollars from the railroad, another railroad who owned the area, and the city. The verdict was confirmed on appeal.
You had better believe that lawyers will sue the swimming suits off of anyone even remotely associated with this if they think that there is any slim chance to win or settle.
You're probably right. I guess now Waubeeka could really USE that 4 million dollars they want from the State (with the help of that skank Chris Murphy!!!) so they'll be able to "afford" to leave their undeveloped parcels alone by declaring it as open space...
Danbury Resident

United States

#30 Jul 18, 2008
Who even said they would sue?? Your all assuming..and thats not the point anyway... have some compassion for the boy....

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