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Old 03-10-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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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.
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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.

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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
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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My heart and prayers are with his family.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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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.
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Oh my. I sure hope that isn't the case. Hopefully someone can verify that.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,2422606.story
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This is horrible I hope everything turns out ok... Have never seen anything like this.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #10
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As an EMT I have performed CPR on a 13 year old before. There is no way to explain it unless you've done it. I can't imagine doing it on my own child. I admire the dad beyond measure for being able to hold it together to do this. Praying for the child and family.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:20 PM   #11
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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.
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How heartbreaking. Prayers for the child's family.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:23 AM   #13
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Where were his parents?
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Where were his parents?
This was a 13 year old. Most people don't keep an eagle eye on a teenager the way they would a toddler or school aged child. Accidents happen.
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Where were his parents?
Does it matter? He is a 13 year old boy. Far from the age that you would be right in the pool with him while he wore a life vest and that is the only way this accident could have been prevented.
I'm sure they are beating themselves up enough as it is. But really, who out there would constantly monitor a 13 year old in the pool?
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