Sometimes, I just don't understand ...<br><br><blockquote>Indianapolis, May 2 - Dozens of Indianapolis dive and rescue members searched for a seven-year-old boy. The final search location was a south side pond in the little boy's neighborhood near Arlington Ave. and Troy.<br><br>David Samuel Kern disappeared around 2:30 Sunday afternoon. That's when Barbara Henry and a friend decided to help look for Kern. They searched until Sunday midnight "and then came back around five (Monday) morning. So unfortunately it came to this end."<br><br>Marion County Sheriff's Captain Phil Burton says divers "located the body in about six feet of water ten feet off shore from (the) retention pond."<br><br>According to investigators, Kern attended a backyard cookout at his neighbor's. The backyard is fenced in and the back gate is even padlocked to keep children inside.<br><br>But a deputy says David left the cookout through the front gate and headed straight for the sidewalk to the pond.<br><br>Officers found one of the child's toys in the area as divers recovered his body just about six feet from the edge of the pond. They hope to learn more from the autopsy. "We don't know exactly what time he entered the body of water," adds Captain Burton. "Once the autopsy is performed that will come to light."<br><br>Authorities allowed the seven-year-old's parents to see his body, but the boy's mother collapsed to the ground.<br><br>A sheriff's deputy hugged her as a family member consoled the father near the pond that claimed their son's life.</blockquote><br><br>****************<br>
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There was a very scenic detention pond -- lush vegetation, wild flowers, tall grasses --behind the house I built near Boston. I had to fence in my backyard to keep my kids in and the wildlife out. But kids from all over the neighborhood were constantly running down the berm just beyond my fence to catch frogs or chase the ducks. It's very seductive for young kids.<br><br>Normally, the water was no more than 6 in. deep, but after the runoff from a good rain, the pond could be as deep as 18 in. I was constantly after the town of Franklin to put up a fence, but they couldn't be bothered. Luckily, there were no mishaps (at least during the time I lived there).<br><br>
Very tragic indeed a child lost his life and the parents are in ruins. A moments inattention to a child can lead to disaster in seconds.<br><br>When I was a kid there was a large pond in the hood - one weekend 14 kids found a very old row boat on the muddy pond bank. All 14 climb inside the row boat and they paddled out to the center of the pond and thats where the boat sank. 8 out of the 14 drowned.<br><br>To prevent this from happening to my family;<br>I thought my daughter how to swim at age 3, how to body surf at age 5 and how to surf at age 8. Like wise my daughter taught her daughter how to swim at age 4.<br><br>
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