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  1. gwynne

    gwynne Be always blooming

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    This so very sad. The family and responders continue to be in my prayers.
     
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  3. dp911

    dp911 Mouseketeer

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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.
     
  4. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    It would be awesome if we didn't blame a dead child.
     
  5. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

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    Beyond words to explain the grief and sadness!

    That poor poor family and friends and responders as well.
    :hug:

    :sad1:
     
  6. NHTikiBeckie

    NHTikiBeckie DIS Veteran

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    Seriously!
     
  7. Polydweller

    Polydweller DIS Veteran

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    Extremely sad to learn he didn't make. My thoughts go out to the family in what must be an unbearable time for them. Heartbreaking.
     
  8. wdwmom3

    wdwmom3 Mouseketeer

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    Well said. Can't believe what his family is going through.
     
  9. Colleen27

    Colleen27 DIS Veteran

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    Or hit his head doing any number of normal pool things... My older DD, who is a strong swimmer and very comfortable in the water, once hit her head hard enough to "see stars" while practicing flip turns. She wasn't doing anything wrong, it was just a shallower pool than she's used to and she went too deep on the turn. I imagine the same could happen when doing somersaults or otherwise just playing around underwater. Sometimes accidents happen even when no rules are broken. Tragic, but a sadly unavoidable fact of life.

    My heart breaks for the poor family that is dealing with this nightmare. No matter what the circumstances, the bottom line is that instead of making wonderful family memories they're dealing with an unimaginable tragedy. :sad1:
     
  10. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    I hope that if any good can come out of this horrible tragedy, that maybe Disney will revisit its policies regarding having unattended pools. As good as parents can be about watching their children, as has been mentioned many times in this thread, ANYONE can drown without it looking like a movie drowning. Paid professionals should always be there.
     
  11. KingofSwing3000

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  12. osugal

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    No kidding! What's wrong with some people? God Bless that poor kid's family right now.
     
  13. AuroraRora

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    So sad and tragic, that poor family :( How heartbreaking
     
  14. bowbat

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    Oh, no. :sad1: Horrible, my heart breaks for his poor family. Just tragic.

    And THIS times a million:

     
  15. siskaren

    siskaren DIS Veteran

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    You expect them to have lifeguards at the pools 24 hours a day?
     
  16. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    More likely they would stop allowing people to swim when the lifeguards go off duty. Which would be a shame. If people are willing to take the chance of swimming once the lifeguard leaves, they should be allowed to do so. I know we have many times, and the pools are usually still full of guests, so we are not the only ones.

    I also don't think they will pay for another 60 or so lifeguards to watch the quiet pools.
     
  17. Grandmatoniko

    Grandmatoniko Mouseketeer

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    :sad1:So very sad:sad1: My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
     
  18. jhryb

    jhryb DIS Veteran

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    very very sad - sorry not much to add I am just in shock. I really hoped that we would get some good news.
     
  19. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    My heart goes out to the family, the responders and the people at the hospital who worked tirelessly to attend to the family. I am sure everyone's hearts are heavy tonight.

    Sadly, people use this type of situation to chastise Disney since they seem to think they must be held to some higher standard than many other resorts and parks. Ultimately, we need to take responsibility for our actions.

    I myself have enjoyed on my solo trips to POR staying near one of the quiet pools and happily dangling my feet in the pool at 2:00 am or so. I would be disappointed if as a PP stated Disney has to provide people watching their guests 24 hours a day. That cost would be passed along to us and people complain about the cost already.
     
  20. suemom2kay

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    My prayers are with this family. I cannot begin to imagine their grief.

    For those blaming the dead child for diving, really? First of all no one knows what happened. He was found unconscious. May hav hit his head. But no mention of blood so probably unlikely. May have had a medical event. May have grabbed a bite of food, and went in the water and choked.

    Hold your judgement.
     
  21. Colleen27

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    I'm hoping for just the opposite - that Disney doesn't revisit their policies, and understands that sometimes accidents happen despite reasonable precautions. The only thing that can come from a reevaluation of 'swim at your own risk' policies is a sharp reduction in the hours and locations at which swimming is available, because Disney isn't likely to go to the expense of having more lifeguards on staff to extend attended hours or to station lifeguards at every quiet pool around the property.
     

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