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That poor girl in Long Beach...

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headoverheels
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That poor girl in Long Beach...

The one that drowned while on a class field trip... I cannot understand how a school-sanctioned trip would allow them to be on a beach where there were no lifeguards on duty?? Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Maybe I'm just not aware of the details but this just screams negligent and careless to me. Chat Icon

Posted 6/23/10 10:41 AM
 
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Linda1003
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Posted 6/23/10 10:44 AM
 

Ian&EmmesMommy23
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

i work for the DOE and im so confused about this. i thought there was a rule that you cannot take a trip to a body of water. especially kids that cannot swim with no lifeguards on duty. the parents must have signed permission slips to go. i feel so bad for that girl's family. Chat Icon

Posted 6/23/10 10:46 AM
 

BethanyLynn
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

so sad.. sounds very negligent to me.. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/23/10 10:55 AM
 

nrthshgrl
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I cannot even imagine the anguish.

I hope Corporation Counsel is ready.

Posted 6/23/10 10:58 AM
 

Tine73

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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

It boggles my mind that a school would even take a trip to the ocean at all and with only 3 chaperones. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/23/10 11:04 AM
 

pickles16
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

Posted by Tine73

It boggles my mind that a school would even take a trip to the ocean at all and with only 3 chaperones. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



This is exactly what I said to DH last night...I don't understand it at allChat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/23/10 11:05 AM
 

Ophelia
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remember, when Gulliver traveled....

Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

this makes me SO ANGRY.

and the interview.."we pulled out a lot of kids but we couldn't get to her"

really.

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what kind of effing gd moron allows CHILDREN to swim in the OCEAN when there is NO LIFE GUARD PRESENT.

especially if it's NOT YOUR OWN. that is NOT YOUR DECISION TO MAKE.

I swear. I was just thinking about going to the beach with Luce and imagining him being swept out of my arms by a strong current Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon the ocean can be DANGEROUS!!! RESPECT IT

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Posted 6/23/10 11:11 AM
 

My4GirlsMyLife
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

I didn't hear about this ! So sad Chat Icon

Posted 6/23/10 11:14 AM
 

rojerono
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

God. This kills me.

And people wonder why I get freaked out by school trips where I am not around.

THIS is why.


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Posted 6/23/10 11:28 AM
 

JenBenMen
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

For this reason my sons will NOT be allowed to a beach/pool without me on any school trips.....EVER

so utterly sad and avoidable

Posted 6/23/10 11:39 AM
 

vegalady
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

did the parents know that these children where going to the ocean on a beach with no lifeguard? this is ridiculous. so sadChat Icon

Posted 6/23/10 11:40 AM
 

vegalady
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

Posted by JenBenMen

For this reason my sons will NOT be allowed to a beach/pool without me on any school trips.....EVER

so utterly sad and avoidable



i totally agree with you i would not trust anyone in this type of setting with my children.

Posted 6/23/10 11:41 AM
 

mrswask
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

It is absolutely awful and happens way too much, unfortunately.
First of all, as others of you have said, I cannot believe that a school trip would be to the beach...a beach with no lifeguards on duty!!!! Part of the problem with the rash of drownings in Long Beach(this is the 2nd this season already,) is that people try to save a buck and go before the beaches are officially open so they don't have to pay - so no lifeguards.
Every single summer there are multiple drownings in LB, every single summer it happens when the lifeguards are OFF duty (free beach,) and every single summer, the victim is someone from the five boroughs. I kid you not. As a local, now unfortunately just a summer local, I really feel that people who do not grow up at or near the water don't have the same fear or respect for it. I have no other idea why the victim would always be someone from the boroughs. Growing up in Long Beach, water safety and knowledge are just part of life. I remember as far back as early elementary school, lifeguards coming to do presentations on water safety. In 2nd grade, we went, during the school day, every week, for swimming lessons at the recreation center. It was part of school! LBHS has a huge pool and you were required to either pass the swim test or take a full semester of swimming lessons.

It's a sad sad thing. It truly is.


ETA - I am starting swimming lessons for DS this September at 7 months old.

Message edited 6/23/2010 11:52:34 AM.

Posted 6/23/10 11:47 AM
 

Ophelia
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remember, when Gulliver traveled....

Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

Posted by mrswask

It is absolutely awful and happens way too much, unfortunately.
First of all, as others of you have said, I cannot believe that a school trip would be to the beach...a beach with no lifeguards on duty!!!! Part of the problem with the rash of drownings in Long Beach(this is the 2nd this season already,) is that people try to save a buck and go before the beaches are officially open so they don't have to pay - so no lifeguards.
Every single summer there are multiple drownings in LB, every single summer it happens when the lifeguards are OFF duty (free beach,) and every single summer, the victim is someone from the five boroughs. I kid you not. As a local, now unfortunately just a summer local, I really feel that people who do not grow up at or near the water don't have the same fear or respect for it. I have no other idea why the victim would always be someone from the boroughs. Growing up in Long Beach, water safety and knowledge are just part of life. I remember as far back as early elementary school, lifeguards coming to do presentations on water safety. In 2nd grade, we went, during the school day, every week, for swimming lessons at the recreation center. It was part of school! LBHS has a huge pool and you were required to either pass the swim test or take a full semester of swimming lessons.

It's a sad sad thing. It truly is.



I believe this is true. I am from the boroughs and our beaches (Brighton and Coney) are NOTHING in terms of current when put up against LI beaches.

I am not sure about the school districts closer to the shore in Brooklyn, but in my district (in Park Slope...near water but no swimming beaches) we were never taught and I think it is IMPERITIVE.

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Posted 6/23/10 11:52 AM
 

nrthshgrl
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Re: That poor girl in Long Beach...

Posted by mrswask

It is absolutely awful and happens way too much, unfortunately.
First of all, as others of you have said, I cannot believe that a school trip would be to the beach...a beach with no lifeguards on duty!!!! Part of the problem with the rash of drownings in Long Beach(this is the 2nd this season already,) is that people try to save a buck and go before the beaches are officially open so they don't have to pay - so no lifeguards.

Every single summer there are multiple drownings in LB, every single summer it happens when the lifeguards are OFF duty (free beach,) and every single summer, the victim is someone from the five boroughs. I kid you not. As a local, now unfortunately just a summer local, I really feel that people who do not grow up at or near the water don't have the same fear or respect for it. I have no other idea why the victim would always be someone from the boroughs. Growing up in Long Beach, water safety and knowledge are just part of life. I remember as far back as early elementary school, lifeguards coming to do presentations on water safety. In 2nd grade, we went, during the school day, every week, for swimming lessons at the recreation center. It was part of school! LBHS has a huge pool and you were required to either pass the swim test or take a full semester of swimming lessons.

It's a sad sad thing. It truly is.



I completely agree with what you wrote and agree with you that the school shouldn't have a field trip to a beach where the lifeguards aren't on duty. Even if it was an ecology trip where going in the water wasn't expected, it was unsafe.

Also if this was on the North Shore, I wouldn't have thought twice about having a field trip with lifeguards on or off duty. Long Beach & the South Shore is a completely different body of water.

Poor family.

Posted 6/23/10 11:54 AM
 

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Posted 6/23/10 1:42 PM
 

FelAndJon
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Completely heartbreaking, for everyone involved Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/23/10 1:47 PM
 

Domino
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Posted by Ophelia


I swear. I was just thinking about going to the beach with Luce and imagining him being swept out of my arms by a strong current Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon the ocean can be DANGEROUS!!! RESPECT IT



I was just thinking this same thing...I know how many times I have been knocked over by waves at the shoreline. I cannot imagine how I would handle that holding an 8 month oldChat Icon

Posted 6/23/10 1:54 PM
 

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Posted 6/23/10 2:03 PM
 
 

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