Massachusetts Woman Dead in Public Pool for Two Days - ABC NewsThe body of a Massachusetts woman went unnoticed for two days in a Fall River public swimming pool, which remained open to the public and was even visited by health inspectors, generating outrage and calls for an investigation.
William Flanagan, mayor of Fall River, called Joseph's death "tragic" and said he was demanding an investigation.
"It has come to my attention that health inspectors from the city visited the pool on Monday and Tuesday and inspected the facilities. I have immediately placed those inspectors on administrative leave," he said, adding the city plans to offer assistance to the state Department of Recreation and Conservation, which manages the pools and is conducting the investigation.
A photographer for the Herald News visited the pool Tuesday before Joseph's body was discovered and took a photograph of the crowded pool, which only recently opened for the summer.
This story filled me with disgust:
First - her friends: didn't care enough about her to recognize she was missing, check in on her later to ask 'hey, why did you leave early without saying anything' - what a ****ty bunch of people, they should be ashamed and forever ridden with guilt.
Second - the lifeguard, not having a shred of concern
Third - the maintenance crew - was there one? Anyone clean the pool anytime soon?
Fourth - the inspectors - they should have shut it down immediately due to unsafe conditions of the cloudy water - though there was nothing that should have hinted to her body being in the pool while they were there.
The only one who did the right thing in this entire situation was the boy - poor thing.