Saturday, July 2, 2011

Woman's Dead Body Found in Swimming Pool

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Maybe you've heard this story already, but it appears that the dead body of Marie Joesph had been in a public swimming pool for two days before it finally floated to the surface.

Lifeguards, health inspectors and other swimmers failed to notice the body of Marie Joseph, 36, because the water was cloudy. The mother of five drowned at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pool in Fall River, Massachusetts, where friends had last seen her splashing into the water from a slide at 1pm on Sunday. They lost sight of her and thought she had left the pool on her own.

Her body was found floating on the surface more than 48 hours later, at 10pm on Tuesday, when a group of youngsters jumped over a fence for a clandestine swim.
People had been swimming and frolicking in the pool on Monday and Tuesday but the deepest part, which is 12ft deep, was closed because the water was murky.

Forgive me for asking the obvious, but if the water is so cloudy and murky that you cannot see a body at the bottom of the pool, why was the pool even open? And what good is a lifeguard going to do if he can't even see to the bottom of the pool?

Our sympathies go out to the family of this woman.

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