|Sep 2, 2010|
|Harlem Teen Drowns On Field Trip|
|Posted By Drowning Accident Lawyer|
Pressure for answers mounts in the drowning of a Harlem who died while on a school field trip.
Criticism has increased against inexperienced chaperones involved in the trip, mainly three adults who accompanied 24 students on the bus to Long Beach, and who reportedly ignored signs that advised lifeguards were not on duty on that stretch of the beach.
Reports say the students had travelled from school to a particularly treacherous stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. The trip, which was supervised by first-year teacher Erin Bailey, substitute teacher Joseph Garnevicus and intern Victoria Wong, a college sophomore from Syracuse University, was approved by Columbia Secondary School Principal José Maldonado-Rivera.
Schools in the New York area require consent forms to attend field trips, and those forms would have specified that the trip involved swimming. Education Department officials reportedly refused to say if parents signed required permission slips for the trip.
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|Aug 27, 2010|
|Florida Man Drowns While Saving Four Children|
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A Gainesville mandrowned attempting to save four children off Key Biscayne early last month.
Reportedly, four children were standing on a sandbar just before when it washed away. Douglas Frank Butler, 47, was one of two men who rushed into the water to save the children.
The children, who were all between 3 and 15 years old, were all plucked from the surf, all in need of medical attention, and all transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital; the two youngest remained unconscious well into the night, reports say. The children reportedly did not know how to swim, which is why they were playing on the sandbar.
The adult victim was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Reportedly, only the victim and the seocnd man went to the aid of the children, although the beach was full of people.
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