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dbhpsu 03-10-2013 09:32 PM

Drowning at POP Century
 
A friend is staying at POP Century and reported seeing a lot of activity around the pool this afternoon/evening. Rumor of a drowning at the Pop Century pool.

LovetheMouse12302 03-10-2013 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by dbhpsu (Post 47761111)
A friend is staying at POP Century and reported seeing a lot of activity around the pool this afternoon/evening. Rumor of a drowning at the Pop Century pool.

I have a friend staying at Pop Century right now and she never mentioned anything. She was lounging by the Hippy Dippy pool around noon and sent me a picture of it, although I don't know if they were still by the pool later in the afternoon. I will ask her if she knows anything about it.

dbhpsu 03-10-2013 09:41 PM

A quick Google search, and i found a forum on another Disney site that also reports this, that post was at 9:30 this evening.

Blessedwithboys 03-10-2013 09:41 PM

Oh my. I sure hope that isn't the case. Hopefully someone can verify that.

dbhpsu 03-10-2013 10:19 PM

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,2422606.story

Sue M 03-10-2013 10:20 PM

So sad if that is the case. I don't know how late lifeguards are on duty there, but I know all lifeguards are so vigilant at all the resort pools. Never take their eyes off for a moment.

LovetheMouse12302 03-10-2013 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by dbhpsu (Post 47761164)
A quick Google search, and i found a forum on another Disney site that also reports this, that post was at 9:30 this evening.

posted at the same time

Maleficent Dragon 03-10-2013 10:39 PM

:( My heart and prayers are with his family.

jwfla422 03-10-2013 10:52 PM

I was just reading today how some of the main pools stay open all night but lifeguards are only there until a certain time and they will close the pool slides, but swimmers swim at their own risk. This may change all of those rules. Very sad.:worried:

spiceycat 03-10-2013 11:29 PM

Pop is not very deep - like 3' is the deepest.

he should have been able to get out - unless he fell in and hit his head.

hope he is okay

pretty sure that pool is on camera - so what happened?

momto2inKC 03-10-2013 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by spiceycat
Pop is not very deep - like 3' is the deepest.

he should have been able to get out - unless he fell in and hit his head.

hope he is okay

pretty sure that pool is on camera - so what happened?

The pool is actually almost 5 feet deep in some areas.

spiceycat 03-11-2013 02:37 AM

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Originally Posted by momto2inKC (Post 47761882)
The pool is actually almost 5 feet deep in some areas.

have not swam in the main pool - but the one in the 50's does not

OKW is 5' and that is fine for me.

Pop at least the 50's pool is just to shallow for a good swim.

stitchlovestink 03-11-2013 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by spiceycat (Post 47762263)
have not swam in the main pool - but the one in the 50's does not

OKW is 5' and that is fine for me.

Pop at least the 50's pool is just to shallow for a good swim.

Agree that the bowling pin pool is not a good depth or design for true lap swimming but even it has points where it is close to 4ft 9in deep if not almost 5ft deep. Yes, there are several spots that are only a bit over 3ft deep, but there are some deeper spots too.

I do hope that this young man ends up being okay, but it was not sounding like the outcome was going to be a good one. :(

Pixiedust34 03-11-2013 05:59 AM

Sad news. My guess is that the life guards may not have been on duty. A teen under 5' tall in the deepest part of the pool could easily drown if not a good swimmer. :sad1:

AliceIn 03-11-2013 06:16 AM

Thankfully, it appears that the boy has survived but is in serious condition:

http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news...ous_condi.html

For those who pray, please ask for healing for him and his family.


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