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(My Fox Austin)   Two siblings both died playing a game to see who could hold their breath underwater the longest. The game has ended in a tie   (myfoxaustin.com) divider line 133
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2014-07-07 08:52:07 PM
oooooo
first ever double DARWIN AWARD
 
2014-07-07 09:02:23 PM
Georgetown Police have not released the children's names. The four-year-old boy and his six-year-old sister are part of the foster care system. The children are from the Waco area and were placed in

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the end of this sentence.
 
2014-07-07 10:27:24 PM
Well, you can't say they weren't committed to winning.
 
2014-07-07 10:30:49 PM
The game has ended in a tie

The article clearly says the girl was found first, therefore the brother won.
 
2014-07-07 10:59:36 PM
Sounds more like double murder.
 
2014-07-07 11:03:46 PM
How do you even do that?
 
2014-07-07 11:06:49 PM
FTA: "Drownings make Jess Raines want to work harder. She's with the non-profit Colin's Hope. The group is dedicated to raising water safety awareness and preventing drownings."

Does the world really need a group dedicated to raising awareness that you can drown in water? Is the group a sub-group of the Ric Romero Institute?

On second thought...
 
2014-07-07 11:15:33 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How do you even do that?


I haven't a clue. But they were either too stupid to live, or they had a death wish. Since they were in the foster care system, I go with

euw.leagueoflegends.com
 
2014-07-07 11:29:37 PM

dookdookdook: The game has ended in a tie

The article clearly says the girl was found first, therefore the brother won.


You're just saying that because boys clearly don't float.
 
2014-07-07 11:58:45 PM
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2014-07-08 12:04:57 AM
And they say video games kill.
 
2014-07-08 12:05:33 AM

Methadone Girls: dookdookdook: The game has ended in a tie

The article clearly says the girl was found first, therefore the brother won.

You're just saying that because boys clearly don't float.


So you are saying the girl was a witch?
 
2014-07-08 12:08:28 AM
The Travis County Medical Examiner determined the cause of their deaths was accidental drowning.

Sounds like they were trying pretty hard for it to count as accidental.
 
2014-07-08 12:09:10 AM
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You're killing me Smalls.
 
2014-07-08 12:09:22 AM
That video screenshot looks like children's lifejackets were today flown at half mast.

Also this story does seem a little fishy, I'm not saying fish were involved per se, but both kids are showing a lot of willpower there. One drowning I can buy but how many games of chicken end up with both people going off the cliff
 
2014-07-08 12:10:02 AM
Thanks Obama.

 
2014-07-08 12:10:06 AM

namatad: oooooo
first ever double DARWIN AWARD


Nope, sorry. Kids under 16 aren't eligible for Darwin Awards.
 
2014-07-08 12:11:59 AM

limeyfellow: Methadone Girls: dookdookdook: The game has ended in a tie

The article clearly says the girl was found first, therefore the brother won.

You're just saying that because boys clearly don't float.

So you are saying the girl was a witch?


She's made of churches?
 
2014-07-08 12:14:16 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How do you even do that?


Don't tell me you never did this as a kid.

We really want people to change their behavior around the water.

No, lady. The number of people and animals who drown in natural bodies of water is pretty much constant for the past all of recorded history. We don't have to change anything. The parents really let these kids down, as did luck, but as a society we're good.
 
2014-07-08 12:14:29 AM
that's truly sad.

however, that also makes for an awesome 'haunted lake' urban legend for decades to come.
 
2014-07-08 12:15:29 AM

dookdookdook: The game has ended in a tie

The article clearly says the girl was found first, therefore the brother won.



Technically whomever ceased living first lost IMHO.
 
2014-07-08 12:15:52 AM

DrPainMD: FTA: "Drownings make Jess Raines want to work harder. She's with the non-profit Colin's Hope. The group is dedicated to raising water safety awareness and preventing drownings."

Does the world really need a group dedicated to raising awareness that you can drown in water? Is the group a sub-group of the Ric Romero Institute?

On second thought...


Yeah, it's pretty obvious from this incident that not enough people know that you can drown in water. Also, shallow drowning
 
2014-07-08 12:16:55 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How do you even do that?


Sounds like the water was deep enough they couldn't just stand up, or perhaps panicked/became disoriented, or one was trying to save the other. With no supervision, whether the breath-holding game was even a factor sounds like complete conjecture. I can't imagine leaving kids that age unattended in the water.
 
2014-07-08 12:17:29 AM
This is why you can't buy lawn darts any more.  There were never any ties.
 
2014-07-08 12:17:48 AM
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2014-07-08 12:18:36 AM

doglover: MaudlinMutantMollusk: How do you even do that?

Don't tell me you never did this as a kid.


Certainly not that well
 
2014-07-08 12:18:45 AM
Their Darwin awards should be showing up in their parents mailbox in 6-10 business days,  congrats.

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2014-07-08 12:21:22 AM

doglover: MaudlinMutantMollusk: How do you even do that?

Don't tell me you never did this as a kid.

We really want people to change their behavior around the water.

No, lady. The number of people and animals who drown in natural bodies of water is pretty much constant for the past all of recorded history. We don't have to change anything. The parents really let these kids down, as did luck, but as a society we're good.


Unless you're suggesting MMM is posting to fark from beyond the grave or is one of the iron born drowned men, it's pretty clear MMM did not do this as a little kid.

As for the parents letting the kids down, they were in the foster system. I'm sure they were let down by many adults. But in this case, I wouldn't blame the parents for the kids drowning themselves.

Although if both the kids are dead, how was it determined they were playing a game?

Anyway, if they were witches, they wouldn't have drowned, so not guilty!
 
2014-07-08 12:21:23 AM
This entire situation surprises me because the children were in such shallow water. I would have thought the natural reflex to breathe air and survive would overcome any mental intention to hold one's breath as a game.
 
2014-07-08 12:21:29 AM

T Baggins: MaudlinMutantMollusk: How do you even do that?

Sounds like the water was deep enough they couldn't just stand up, or perhaps panicked/became disoriented, or one was trying to save the other. With no supervision, whether the breath-holding game was even a factor sounds like complete conjecture. I can't imagine leaving kids that age unattended in the water.


Ages 4 and 6.  I'd bet the older one tried to save the younger.

Do not let your children in the water unsupervised.  My youngest was a nightmare, she'd jump in the deep end at age 3 if there was a teenager nearby she could land on.  No fear of water.  It's always been a problem with my family.
 
2014-07-08 12:21:37 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: doglover: MaudlinMutantMollusk: How do you even do that?

Don't tell me you never did this as a kid.

Certainly not that well


True. I couldn't even turn blue.
 
2014-07-08 12:22:45 AM
Smells like bullshiat.
 
2014-07-08 12:23:03 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How do you even do that?


CPSC has received reports of 459 young children who drowned in bathtubs, buckets, toilets, spas, hot tubs and other containers of water in a 4-year period between 1996 and 1999.

Many parents and caregivers may not realize the danger buckets pose. From 1996 through 1999, CPSC received reports of 58 children under age 5 who drowned in 5-gallon buckets.

Toilets can be overlooked as a drowning hazard in the home. The typical scenario involves a child under 3-years-old falling headfirst into the toilet. CPSC has received reports of 16 children under age 5 who drowned in toilets between 1996 and 1999.

Link to CPSC article
 
2014-07-08 12:24:49 AM

Marcus Aurelius: This is why you can't buy lawn darts any more.  There were never any ties.


You can get them in the UK and europe,  you can buy a set off ebay if you really wanted.

Lets play lawn darts!  You be goalie!

/also called jarts over there

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2014-07-08 12:24:51 AM

LordJiro: namatad: oooooo
first ever double DARWIN AWARD

Nope, sorry. Kids under 16 aren't eligible for Darwin Awards.


They're dead from stupidity. Natural selection does not discriminate by age.
 
2014-07-08 12:28:31 AM

calbert: that's truly sad.

however, that also makes for an awesome 'haunted lake' urban legend for decades to come.


Except they did it to themselves so there's no revenge factor.
 
2014-07-08 12:30:39 AM

doglover: Don't tell me you never did this as a kid.


I can't speak for anyone else, but I did not drown when I was a child.

At that age, kids should not be alone in a body of water. Who ever was the foster parents were, have a lot of questions to answer.
 
2014-07-08 12:30:59 AM
And how do they know they were playing such a game?
"Hey Mom, we're going outside to hold our breath under water." Mom: "Okay, have a good time."
 
2014-07-08 12:32:48 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Smells like bullshiat.


Yep.  I'm thinking the 12 year old fellow foster-kid had something to do with it.

He farks up and drowns one while playing too rough and then kills the witness shortly after, concocting the fable about a breath holding competition the two were having too cover his ass.
 
2014-07-08 12:33:12 AM
Thank goodness, four or five years from now those idiots would of been driving on the streets with the rest of us.

/If you don't have the intelligences to breath, then you don't deserve breath.
 
2014-07-08 12:33:34 AM
accident?  A 4 year old and a 6 year old in three feet of water 15 feet from shore being supervised by a 12 year old with the foster parents 50 yards away?  Apparently I don't know the meaning of the word accident.
 
2014-07-08 12:33:56 AM
This is bullshiat.  I could see one kid drowning this way, but both?  I grew up in a family of eight kids where we tried to hold our breath under water as part of our games.  We always came up.  I've seen numerous other kids try to play these games, they always come up too.  Someone murdered these kids, and this is their lame cover story.
 
2014-07-08 12:34:42 AM

Darth_Lukecash: doglover: Don't tell me you never did this as a kid.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I did not drown when I was a child.

At that age, kids should not be alone in a body of water. Who ever was the foster parents were, have a lot of questions to answer.


Yeah they do.

But I remember playing the "Let's hold our breath till we die." game at around 5. Thankfully we were all big pussies. Except this one kid. He could go for like 3 and a half minutes. Turned puce.
 
2014-07-08 12:38:49 AM
They're just foster children,  no one cares,  if they were of any importance they'd have trust funds.

Two less future crime statistics and welfare cases to worry about.

/poors
 
2014-07-08 12:39:02 AM

Marcus Aurelius: This is why you can't buy lawn darts any more.  There were never any ties.


You can buy Lawn Darts, they're just "new and improved" with blunt plastic tips. I picked up a set at Toys-R-Us not too long ago.
 
2014-07-08 12:39:17 AM
Technically they're still playing.
 
2014-07-08 12:43:44 AM

tjsands1118: Thank goodness, four or five years from now those idiots would of been driving on the streets with the rest of us.

/If you don't have the intelligences to breath, then you don't deserve breath.

 
2014-07-08 12:50:28 AM
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2014-07-08 12:52:22 AM

Salmon: And they say video games kill.


Maybe they'd played one of those annoying underwater Mario levels.
 
2014-07-08 12:54:12 AM

mutterfark: Sounds more like double murder.


Did they know how to swim?  If not, why weren't the parents watching them?  Even if they did, it is an incredibly rare way to die and that it happened to two kids right together makes it a little suspicious to me.   Maybe this exceptionally rare accident happened to two kids at once, or, maybe the parents got sick of their foster kids.
 
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