Toddler Drowns In Family Swimming Pool

MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A 3-year-old south-central Kentucky boy likely drowned in his family's swimming pool, a coroner said.

Trenton Matthews of Munfordville was dead when he arrived at Caverna Memorial Hospital Wedensday afternoon after being removed from the pool, Hart County Coroner Jeff Roten said.

The boy apparently fell into the pool, Roten said.

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  • by Lynn Location: KY on Aug 11, 2007 at 12:01 AM
    Gail consider yourself LUCKY. This is WHY they call them accidents! No gate or fence is entry proof! These people had a fence and gate around their pool , look at the photo!!! Plus people are human and they forget to lock a gate, leave keys around etc. it only takes once for an accident to happen! Look a teenager just climbed the fence in etown pool and died! As for Vanessa who are you to judge these people? You are heartless. These people have suffered the ultimate pain, losing their child. Don't you think they are saying would have, could have , should have ?!
  • by Vanessa Location: Stanton on Aug 9, 2007 at 01:55 PM
    They Should Have been watching him closer!!!!!!!!!! He lost HYis life from a careless parent
  • by Dan Location: Kentucky on Aug 9, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    Gail, Don't be so harsh Gail, in some cases accidents do happen. I'm sure in your years of parenting experience you have taken your eyes off your children for a split second and they were into something they shouldn't have been. This was surely just one of those instances. You shouldn't belittle or criticize someone while they are going through a hardship like this.
  • by Jennifer Location: lex on Aug 9, 2007 at 10:19 AM
    Children can get away within seconds from their parents. i have a 3 year old myself and at that age they have a great love for water. I feel like these parents need prayer, I'm sure that they would never want anything bad to happen to their little one. It was a accident.
  • by Heather Location: Lexington on Aug 9, 2007 at 09:19 AM
    Gail - what is wrong with you? Don't judge people and point fingers. Do you have safety latches on all of your doors? Do you have all of your outlets protected? Do you have all of your chemicals out of reach? Accidents happen. I also have a pool. I also have taken the appropriate precautions, but small children are much smarter than we give them credit for. My two-year old can see me do something only one time and he can figure it out. These people could have had everything in place. I don't know that and you don't know that. It only takes a minute for something like this to happen. You can't tell me that when you have small children at your home that they've never slipped away from you or been out of your site even for a second. I have an alarm that is actually in my pool. Do you have that? If you don't I would suggest to you along with anyone that has a pool - please invest in this!!!
  • by gail Location: winchester on Aug 9, 2007 at 06:12 AM
    There is no reason for this to happen to children what is wrong with you parents... Don't you watch your children? I suggest everyone put a gate and fence around their pools especially if there are small children in the family. I have a pool for my children and grandchildren but there are 2 gates that have to be unlocked by and ADULT before they can ever get to where the pool is...

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