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.


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:

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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