Eight year old boy drowns

10 March 2011 03:57 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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An eight-year-old boy drowned in the St. Anthony’s Boys school, Katugastota swimming pool yesterday, according to the Katugastota Police. The boy, a student of Sussex International School, fell into the pool while walking out of the complex after training.

The body is at the Kandy Hospital and the post mortem will be conducted today. The Katogasthota Police are carrying out further investigations.

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  • Raam Thursday, 10 March 2011 08:22 AM

    limit the numbers for training, don't go behind money.....

    siripala Thursday, 10 March 2011 08:31 AM

    coach to stay in the pool whole day to to watch after falling kids?

    Silva Thursday, 10 March 2011 04:30 AM

    Responsibility of the Swimming Coach to keep a watchful eye on the kids under his/her care. If too many students to be handled, then an Assistant or two should be recruited.

    Gunendra Thursday, 10 March 2011 04:35 AM

    Where and what was the training instructor doing?

    Perera Thursday, 10 March 2011 09:12 AM

    Coach does not have to stay in the pool - but he needs to supervise and be aware of what the kids are doing! If there are too many kids then hire an Assistant!

    bash Thursday, 10 March 2011 04:43 AM

    What were the life guards doing ??????????????????

    Oyage sudu kella Thursday, 10 March 2011 07:08 AM

    What were the parents doing ???????????

    Vasantha Thursday, 10 March 2011 03:22 PM

    Why not lifegaurds were monitoring the pool during active hours? Every school/club who maintains a swimming pool should have employed qulified lifeguards and follow relavent safety procedures to save innocent lives.

    paul Thursday, 10 March 2011 07:18 AM

    Total irresponsibility on the part of the coach or the teachers in charge of these students. Also a child doesn't drown in seconds, what was happening that no one rescued him, especially if he was there for swimming training??


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