Boy, 4, drowns near Atlanta

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 7:17 AM
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JONESBORO, Ga. — Authorities are investigating after a 4-year-old boy drowned in a pool at a home south of Atlanta.

Clayton County police say they responded around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to the home in Jonesboro, where they found the boy in the pool. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said in a statement that a preliminary investigation suggests the child and his parents were visiting from out of town.

Police said the drowning appears to be accidental.

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AFjoe 08/07/14 - 08:37 am

The thing that breaks my heart the most is to hear when something bad happens to a child. You cannot take your eyes off them even for a minute.

jesslgrdn 08/07/14 - 08:39 am

no one pulled the child from the pool?????????????

sugarbutton 08/07/14 - 08:53 am
I have a constant horror of this

I have a constant horror of this happening. Our child cannot even go outside front or back without an adult. He is 6 and has no fear of water and is a pretty good swimmer, but that NEVER means that they can't get strangled or jump off the ladder, when they know better...break an ankle or whatever and can't get up and get their head above water. Yes, accidents happen and it's horrible for everyone, but never trust that a child will always know what to do in an emergency, especially when they are hurt.
Lord, I just pray for these children and their families. I can't cast a judgement...I just know I never want to lose my child because I put too much trust in them and not enough responsibility on my end. These angels in Heaven don't even have to remember suffering even if it wasn't at the hands of meanness and lack of compassion. Don't be too harsh, this could be us. We truly never know what God is in control of and will decide for us.

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