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Old 03-12-2013, 07:27 AM   #91
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Updated information on the near-drowning at Pop Century. It includes an interview with a man who talks about helping rescue the teen. Prayers continue to be with the teen and family.


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Old 03-12-2013, 07:34 AM   #92
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So sad.I've been praying this boy is ok. I wonder about the lifeguard situation. I know last June DS and I were at POFQ. The lifeguards would check the whole pool, do a head count over and over. It seems unreal a tragedy can happen at such a happy place.
We were at CSR last week and the lifeguard hours were 10 to 8. I noticed because that meant we had to make a point of a mid-day break for the kids to use the pool slide, and I remember thinking that was awfully short compared to our past trips and that maybe it was because of the unusually cool weather. Disney's lifeguards are probably the most attentive I've ever seen but that's no help if they aren't on duty during the times of day most families are swimming.

It is truly a blessing that the father knew CPR. If no one present had known it the boy wouldn't even have a chance at recovery. I used to lifeguard when I was younger and two things I remember from my training was the inability of most people to recognize the signs of drowning and the low percentage of the population who have taken CPR courses. I think a public-awareness campaign aimed at changing both those things is sorely needed.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:17 AM   #93
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Updated information on the near-drowning at Pop Century. It includes an interview with a man who talks about helping rescue the teen. Prayers continue to be with the teen and family.


http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Loc...x/-/index.html
That poor little brother.

The article says the 13 year old was in 4 feet of water and was a good swimmer. This would lead me to believe that either he dove in head first or had some sort of medical issue which happened to occur in the pool. Regardless, I hope this boy makes a full recovery.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:59 PM   #94
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It was at the main pool, the Hippy Dippy. There were many people in and around the pool. It was 9:30pm. The lifeguards left at 8pm. The young boy dove into the pool and hit his head. He is in critical condition and the scene looked very grave. The EMT was straddled on the stretcher performing CPR. The next day the investigation continued as there was many detectives and Disney management in the area. Disney really stepped up and took care of the family. Reedy Creek Emergency Response were brilliant; quick and professional. This was a horrible horrible accident. Please keep the family and boy in your thoughts.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #95
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It was at the main pool, the Hippy Dippy. There were many people in and around the pool. It was 9:30pm. The lifeguards left at 8pm. The young boy dove into the pool and hit his head. He is in critical condition and the scene looked very grave. The EMT was straddled on the stretcher performing CPR. The next day the investigation continued as there was many detectives and Disney management in the area. Disney really stepped up and took care of the family. Reedy Creek Emergency Response were brilliant; quick and professional. This was a horrible horrible accident. Please keep the family and boy in your thoughts.
Yes, please pray for them!!!! This is not going to have a good outcome...this is a true tragedy!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #96
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So very sad.. We were also at pop that night but were over at the computer pool at that time. We were over at the other two pools earlier.
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any news on this boy and his family?
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #98
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So incredibly sad ... The teen and his family remain in my prayers ....
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:36 PM   #99
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I just checked the link someone posted earlier, and they just updated it - apparently he didn't make it. My heart goes out to that poor family.

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How sad. Hug your family a little tighter tonight.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #101
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This so very sad. The family and responders continue to be in my prayers.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #102
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It says no diving and yet people do what they want. Bad Choices have consequences. I feel bad but hope people take it as a lesson to follow the rules posted They are not just there for show.
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It says no diving and yet people do what they want. Bad Choices have consequences.
It would be awesome if we didn't blame a dead child.
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Beyond words to explain the grief and sadness!

That poor poor family and friends and responders as well.


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It would be awesome if we didn't blame a dead child.
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