Another drowning on Castaway Cay

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  1. Dug720

    Dug720 DIS Veteran

    Feb 16, 2012
    And they seem to have only come here to find that. VERY weird.
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  2. AgentMama

    AgentMama Mouseketeer

    Apr 5, 2016
    Very strange post, not to mention someone can definitely drown in 20 inches of water.
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  4. Karin1984

    Karin1984 DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2012
    Maybe the poster was till today just a reader, not a member. At the bottom of thread you get suggestions for other threads, some of these are over 10 years old... Or maybe the poster was thinking about the cruise he/she had taken in 2017 and wondered what happened after this tragedy with the family. He googled, came across this thread, found the information conflicting with what he thinks has happened and wanted to give his point of view.

    And for 3 times the same post, probably a glitch in the system and the poster clicked on 'post reply' several times.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
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  5. Club Disney Chandler

    Club Disney Chandler DIS Veteran

    Jun 18, 2013
    The only problem with your theory about posting 3 times is he quotes different people and posts each time, so it was deliberate. That’s the bizarre part to me, not the posting the same day he joined. And now, 2 of those posts are gone. This whole thing is bizarre.
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  6. ofcabbagesandkings

    ofcabbagesandkings DIS Veteran

    Aug 16, 2014
    Not to justify the zombie thread revival, but yes, you can absolutely drown in 20 inches of water. I know a surfer who almost did, he was knocked unconscious by his board and sustained a neck injury, and even though the wave washed him almost ashore he couldn't move. My friends dragged him out and saved him. My DH, a very experienced swimmer and diver, also had a shallow water blackout in inches of water. Many lifeguards present, none realized what was happening. Luckily the person swimming next to him noticed. I was in a pool once with 3 other adults and 2 lifeguards when a toddler slipped in silently, the only one who noticed was the manager of the pool. Dad had his back turned fishing for swim goggles. It can be very difficult to notice that someone is in a life-threatening situation. The image we have of a drowning person splashing and screaming for help doesn't always match reality.
  7. DynamicDisneyDuo

    DynamicDisneyDuo DIS Veteran

    Oct 14, 2009
    Truth. You can drown in far less than 20 inches of water.
  8. Donna M

    Donna M DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2008
    This happened in my pool too. I was in the pool 5 feet away from the stairs, the boy's mom was on the pool deck. The boy climbed down the stairs and kept going down because he forgot to put his swimmies back on and neither of us noticed, and he was between me and his mom as we were talking to each other. It was the older brother that said something, luckily it was seconds. The main point is that it was silent.
  9. ChicosWife

    ChicosWife The Caribbean DCL Life For Us!

    Jun 29, 2015
    I'm confused, then how did he die?
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  10. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

    Aug 12, 2006
    Since it’s an Active thread...
    anyone happen to know if there are always lifeguards on these cruiseline private islands? So, for the original post here .. no lifeguard, but was there supposed to be one?

    Does anyone know if rccl.. labadee beaches all have lifeguards. I’m bringing kiddos so my curiosity now peaked.
    How does one find out.
  11. dcassetta

    dcassetta DIS Veteran

    Sep 24, 2006
    I rarely cruise with kids so always handout over on Serenity Bay. I get off the ship early, right after 5K debarks, and go straight to SB. The lifeguard beats me every time. I do not recall a time in the last 5 years or so when they were not present.
  12. Tim3888

    Tim3888 Earning My Ears

    Aug 30, 2017
    According to RCCL's FAQ, they do have lifeguards on the beach and in the pools at their island.

    There are definitely lifeguards on Castaway Cay at the family beaches and they have always seemed very attentive to me. If memory serves me right, they have lifeguards on the beach and at least one stationed fairly far out in the water near the snorkeling area. I can't speak to the OP assertion that there was no lifeguard at the adult beach. My understanding is that there is normally one there as well.

    I do try to keep in mind that there are thousands of people on the island, a lot of beach, and people can swim pretty far out, so I am sure the reaction time of a lifeguard on an island like CC is not going to be as fast as at e.g. a swimming pool.

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