Sunday, July 30, 2006

A dark night

Last night a call for help came from a local resort. Several special-needs teenagars and young adults were staying at the resort while their group home was being renovated. After dark some of the kids were in the pool area with a caretaker. While the caretaker was distracted, a sixteen year old boy became missing. For thirty minutes, the staff searched the property for the missing teen but could not find him.

Then, one of the other kids saw a shadowy shape at the bottom of the pool. The pool did not have its light on and the water was very dark. The teenager was epileptic and apparently had a seizure while sitting near the edge of the pool. He fell into the water without being heard and drowned. The staff and other kids were very distraught over the incident.

3 Comments:

At July 30, 2006 6:33 PM, Blogger Meander said...

oh what a frightening story! i have a friend who has two children who have epilepsy. she watches over them like a hawk...and for good reason.

 
At July 31, 2006 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the local paper this morning:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0731biltmoredrowning31-ON-CR.html

 
At July 31, 2006 6:57 PM, Anonymous Gran said...

How sad. It must be diffcult for you to deal with some of these things.

 

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