Child drowns in local pond

| 18/02/2012

(CNS): A four-year-old child died on Saturday afternoon when he drowned in a pond in the Northward area of Bodden Town. Police stated that at about 1:50pm emergency services including the fire service, medical, police uniform section and police marine section attended a report that the boy was missing in a body of water off Minzett Drive. Residents assisted in a short search and the child was recovered from the pond. Emergency Services personnel took the unconscious child to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An RCIPS spokesperson stated that enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are on-going.

“An officer from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has been assigned as a liaison officer for the family during their loss. The RCIPS extends condolences to the bereaved family,” the police said.

Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing and further details will be made available in due course.

Category: Local News

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  1. Mushroom1 says:

    I cannot even begin to fathom the grief these parents must be feeling. However, after watching Cayman 27’s Day Break this morning I was angered. How dare anyone suggest this tragedy was the fault of the land owner on which these unsupervised children were trespassing?! Wow, we have really become Americanised. Blame anyone but ourselves. Again, so sorry for the parents. My heart truly goes out to you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jonah 2:2

    Out of my distress I called out to Jehovah, and he proceeded to answer me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried for help. You heard my voice.
     
    Psalm 34:18,19
    Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves. Many are the calamities of the righteous one, But out of them all Jehovah delivers him.
     
    Philippians 4:13
    For all things I have the strength by virtue of him who imparts power to me.
     
    1 John 5:14
    And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that, no matter what it is that we ask according to his will, he hears us.
     
    so, so sorry to hear about your lost , i pray that the God of all comforts comfort you in your tribulation.

  3. Anonymous says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. May God give you strenght. Rest in peace little one.

  4. Anonymous says:

    My condolences to the family of this little boy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. No matter what words are used to comfort you at this time will seem suitable but may I say God knows best and only time will ease the pain that you are feeling right now. God Bless you all.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is so heartbreaking. I knew this precious child and I also know his mother. She was a good, responsible parent so it's hard to fathom why the little boy and friends would be wondering off outside without proper supervision. Parents take note – do NOT leave your children unattended! I play with my 3 year old outdoors all the time and there are two man made lakes not too far from us so I'm extra cautious with him. If I have to go inside for any reason even for a minute he has to come with me (kicking & screaming). If myself or his dad can't be with him outside then he can't go out to play. Kids are so curious and adventurous and children cannot be responsible for children. Accidents happen but many of them can be avoided.  I do not know what it’s like to lose a child (pray I never have to) but my heart simply aches for his mom who’s obviously distraught and hurting badly. God bless your sweet soul lil one and may he comfort your parents and loved ones in these very trying times. RIP Angel

  6. Family Member says:

    I will like to thank everyone for there prayer on behalf of my family. It is a very hard time for us at this moment. Sometimes it feel so surreal about the situation. Please continue to pray for us at this time of mourning. Many thanks and may god bless you all and keep you safe.

  7. Anonymous says:

    R.I.P little baby boy, God has taken an another angel, my deepest condolences to his family. 

    Please remember that we was once kids and walls, fences and chains never stopped us from venturing to see what was on the other side.  As adults we are still curious to know what is going on.  I am not saying the developer may not be at fault but you have to look at things from every prospective. 

     

  8. Anonymous says:

    Dear Lord,

    Please give thisfamily strenght to face each day. I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through.

    Rest in peace

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is very sad.

    God blessing on everyone.

  10. Anonymous says:

    To the family of this precious child that lost his life, although I might not know you, want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and my condolence goes out to you. There"s nothing more we the community could do than to keep them in our thoughts and prayers. I agree with So sad, this is not the time to be casting accusation or whatever else that might bring more hurt to the family, but to send words of comfort and encouragement that is needed in this time.

  11. Anonymous says:

    My sincere condolences to the family in their tragic loss.  You will be in my prayers…

  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh Dear  God,

    My deepest condolances to all involved in this tragedy, this is the worst news anyone could ever get in their lives.

    May God find a way to comfort everyone, this is really bad

     

    God Bless you all

     

  13. Another Anon says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family of this young child. I can just imagine the terrible pain you are in. If I could turn back time I would. RIP little one.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I am sorry that this little 4 year old child has died. This very sad. His parents andfamily are in my prayers. However, I want to know why the developer did not have this unfinished section of the housing development fenced off?
    A very tragic incident and loss of a young Caymanian child.

  15. beachbaymeatballs says:

    This is so sad my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  16. So sad... says:

    This is tragic and my heart goes out to the family at this difficult time. I hope people will realize the tragic loss they are facing and refrain from the blame game and wanton accusations. Now is neither the time nor place for this. RIP.