"Bill" Kills 7-Year-Old Girl

Is someone responsible?

Hurricane Bill did not make a landfall in Maine, but the storm's waves there claimed a life.  A 7-year-old girl was among 20 people washed into the water by a large wave from a state park where people were watching the wild surf.  Many of the people swam to safety themselves. The Coast Guard rescued three people, including the little girl.  However, she later died.

Officials reported that the people who were wave-watching were doing so from an area that was not roped off for safety. 

Should this be considered a tragic accident, or is there someone to be held responsible for the girl's death?  Her father was one of the three people the Coast Guard rescued from the water.  He survived.




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  • by Ron Location: NC on Aug 26, 2009 at 12:59 PM
    Will we is this country ever stop blameing someone or something else for our own wron'gs??? This case is truely a tragedy but I think we all need to keep in mind that there are time's when bad things happen no matter what we do.
  • by Grammar Location: School on Aug 25, 2009 at 03:42 AM
    Barbara, you obviously don't pay close attention to me. I hope you don't have kids. God be with the family in this time of need.
  • by Barbara Location: L.A. on Aug 24, 2009 at 09:54 AM
    The father, and everyone else who was wave-watching, are complete idiots to be outside in a hurricane. It's a terrible tragedy, but he's obviously an unfit parent.

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