Child, 3, drowns in pool

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A 3-year-old Augusta boy drowned today in his friend’s pool.

Carson Shipley, of Patterson Bridge Road, was found dead at a home in the 3000 block of Storey Drive, according to Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

The death is considered an accident and authorities will be conducting an autopsy on the boy Thursday morning.

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Nammy3 06/10/09 - 11:25 pm
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Oh, my heart goes out to this

Oh, my heart goes out to this family. So young...Where Were His Parents???

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 06/10/09 - 11:26 pm
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This is very sad. This is

This is very sad. This is why we should never allow any child near a pool unsupervised.

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willistontownsc 06/10/09 - 11:27 pm
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I used to go to Camp Burnt

I used to go to Camp Burnt Gin in Wedgefield as a child and there were adult eyes on us at all times when we were on the boat and at the pool.

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Ivey 06/11/09 - 12:34 am
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My heart goes out to these

My heart goes out to these parents and my thoughts on this is that at this time the hurt is way to much to be asking them where they were. They may not have even been the ones there watching the child. Since he was at a friends house, the friend may have been baby sitting and can you imagine how bad this friend feels???? I could have been right under my 12 yr old sons' feet 25 yrs ago at a church function on halloween and could not have stopped what happened. Sometimes God is just ready for a child or an adult - we don't always understand why things happen the way they do. To way WHERE were these parents is not the time. They hurting and don't you think they may be questioning each other and eventually put blame on one or the other and could even cause a marriage breakup. What they need is help, prayer. friends and family to surround them with all the understanding and love they can muster. A three year old active child and get away from anyone real quick and sometimes things just happen. Unless those of you who question have ever lost a child then you have no clue the pain these people are going through. God does not ask us to do anything that he himself has not done.

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Nammy3 06/11/09 - 01:17 am
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You Do Not Leave A 3 Year Old

You Do Not Leave A 3 Year Old Child Along For A SECOND!!! PERIOD! It doesn't matter WHO was watching him. THEY were NOT watching him!

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deadtired 06/20/09 - 09:24 am
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hi this is jessica i just

hi this is jessica i just wanted to say that to all you people that have kids....have you ever steped into another room when your kids where in the other??? well that is what happen to cami..her child was not in the pool swimming they where outside and she had to go pee so she walked inside..cami is a very good mother and has always taken VERY good care of her children..so unless you keep your children on you side 24/7 i think that you people need to grow up and stop talking about someone that you dont know...and to the people that say they do keep them on there side 24/7 it is a lie...i see it like this god took an angel for some reason he was ready for this child to come home..i think it would have happen any way that you look at it..it sucks the way the god works sometimes and we all might not like it but that is the way it works.. and to all you people look in the bible it says dont cast judgements only god can do that....SO STOP TALKING ABOUT CAMI SHE IS A AWESOME MOM AND DOES A VERY GREAT JOB WITH THEM..IT WAS JUST TIME FOR A ANGEL TO GO HOME

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cummings5 06/22/09 - 12:25 pm
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To my most wonderful,

To my most wonderful, courageous, strong, loving sister. Ignore all those nasty, hate filled comments from the good, (and I use that term loosely) citizens of the CSRA. They do not know you nor do they know your wonderful baby boys!

I am in shock at how much hate is in the hearts of these people. (Nammy!) People who don't know you or know the kind of mommy you are to the boys. How dare they ask, "Where was the mother?" Who are you people? I know who you are. You are heartless peaons who don't matter.

Cami, do not blame yourself. I know you wish you could turn back time but the fact of the matter is, YOU HAD TO FRICKIN PEE!! The "good" citizens of the CSRA must have never know what it's like to go pee. Must not be a functioning part of their system.

I would also love to meet ALL the better mommy and daddies who have their children chained to their sides. There is not a one of you out there. I have been to Walmart and the lake and the beaches and I have seen how not all you better people keep up with your kids. There is not one parent out here or in any Nation that has an eye on their kids 24/7. You're fool of it!

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cummings5 06/22/09 - 12:39 pm
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Carson loved his mommy with

Carson loved his mommy with all of his heart. He is the light in her eyes and vice versa. This was an accident! The medical examiner ruled it! If you don't like those facts, get over it and leave my sister alone! Only God is allowed to judge not the CSRA! (Or Nammy!). If you went to church you would know this. God is YOUR judge and jury. Have you led such an innocent life? Have you turned your back for a minute? Cause that's all it takes! To the Augusta Chronicle. You should be ashamed of yourselved for letting these mean and hateful people post such lewd comments. WRDW at least has the common decency and respect for their readers to screen their comments. If this is too much for you to handle, I will do it for free! It's a shame that when a parent loses a child, they get blamed. Satan is everywhere and it seems the "good" ole southern folks have let him in their heads and what some would call a heart. I love you Cami and I thank ALL of her friends and extended family for supporting her. She could not have gotten through these days without you. Carson is missed but he has let us know he is still around. And he doesn't blame his mommy!

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cummings5 06/22/09 - 12:48 pm
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I pray Nammy and

I pray Nammy and Willstontownsc that you never have to go through losing a child. Whether it be in a car, bicycle, storm, or yes, a pool. Or even while turning your back to do laundry and your child is left alone and unsupervised in the kitchen with the knives.

I pray you never have to feel the pain in your heart,(or lack there of) of losing your flesh n blood. I pray you never have to be the one to see your baby lying at the bottom of the pool and you be the one to jump in and grab him and do everything in your power to revive him. I pray that your other children never have to be the ones to watch you try to breath life into your lifeless child! I pray you never have to make funeral arrangements because you turned your back to check the grill outside. I pray that you never have to make the decision of cremation or burial because you ran to the mailbox to check your mail. I pray you never have to....

But if the enevitable does happen to you, I promise I won't judge you or ask, "Where was the mother?". I promise I will just pray for you and your loss. Because I will have known what it's like to have that void in your life. No matter the circumstance, I will Pray!

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cummings5 06/22/09 - 12:53 pm
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I had to make my comment 3

I had to make my comment 3 x's due to the amount of characters but I also want to say to the SC person, you were at a camp ding a ling...it's their job to watch you! or else ur family could sue! Stupid...see what I mean about peaons in the CSRA!

Let me tell you about Carson. He was Dennis the Menace incarnate...LOL!! He was a curious 3yr old that walked away from the crowd of people who just happend to not notice he was no longer around them...My sister was gone long enough to pee and then back outside.

Nammy, do not post ur heart goes out and then ask where the mother was. Who are you to question what other people do? Are you God? Go read your Bible. You need some Jesus in your heart. Not one person in my church questioned anything that happend that day. Maybe you need to come to my church and understand what Love is.

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