Tragedy at Knoebel's crystal pool 7/6/11

from www.knoebels.com
"A tragedy occurred at Knoebels Crystal Pool early in the afternoon of July 6th. A young boy struck his head while jumping into the pool. Upon being rescued, guards immediately began CPR. He was then transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. We are deeply saddened to report that the child has passed away. Please join the Knoebel families in placing the childs family and friends in your prayers."

This hits pretty close to home for me. I just got home from a 5 night stay at the campground and had my 5 yo twins at the pool yesterday. I am stunned.

What a terrible event for this young child, the family, and the staff that tried to help him. Very classy of Knoebels to disable their website and post this,


gary b
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar

Wow. Since it was a young boy, I can't imagine he was diving, so maybe he somehow hit his head on the ground where he jumped from?

LostKause's avatar

Maybe he attempted to do a flip into the pool? Kid's love to try to do flips.

Very sad.


Vater's avatar

Knoebels' Facebook page has posted a correction:

A tragedy occurred at Knoebels' Crystal Pool early afternoon of July 6th. We have learned that there was no head injury, but the boy was seen under the water. Upon rescue, guards immediately began CPR. He was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center. We are deeply saddened to report that the child has passed away. Please join the Knoebel families in placing the child's family and friends in your prayers.

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