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Teen drowns in Lake Allatoona while playing a game
www.ajc.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Craig Schneider

Posted on 05/27/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT by armydawg505

Atlanta: An 18-year-old who had graduated from high school hours earlier drowned in Lake Allatoona this weekend while playing a game in which people launch someone off a dock in a shopping cart, authorities said. Chance Werner, of Euharlee, was playing the game with other teens and an adult at Dock D at the Holiday Harbor Marina in Bartow County just before midnight on Saturday. Witnesses said he had just graduated from high school on Saturday, authorities said.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: chancewerner; darwin; darwinaward; georgia; stupid
New info this morning says he had been drinking and had a 3 month old son. A series of bad decisions and Darwin steps in to handle the situation. And the "adult" that was with them? Any charges coming his way? Of course this guy was 18, legally of age in Georgia.
1 posted on 05/27/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

If he already had a son, Darwin stepped in too late.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 6:51:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: armydawg505

“New info this morning says he had been drinking and had a 3 month old son. A series of bad decisions and Darwin steps in to handle the situation. “

Since he already has a child, his genes will likely continue on. Not the greatest example of darwin award candidate.


3 posted on 05/27/2014 6:52:41 AM PDT by sagar
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To: Joe 6-pack

A few miles from us. Each loss is a problem, but I was surprised to find out that over 300 had died in that lake since the mid-50’s.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: armydawg505
in which people launch someone off a dock in a shopping cart

This sounds like something I would have done when I was young and stupid (as opposed to now, when I'm older and stupid). They say God protects drunks and fools, and I was definitely both when I did stuff like that.

5 posted on 05/27/2014 6:54:21 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: armydawg505
Witnesses said he had just graduated from high school on Saturday

Out of respect for the recently departed, I will refrain from my usual "it's time to pull your kids out of government run schools, people" mantra.

RIP.

6 posted on 05/27/2014 6:55:06 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Darwin was an optimist.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 6:55:40 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: armydawg505

Eighteen year-olds do stupid things. I know, I did my share.

Sometimes, there are terrible consequences.

Prayers for his family.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 6:56:36 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: armydawg505

and his name was Chance. There’s irony in there somewhere.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 6:59:25 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: armydawg505

“The rope was tied to the cart and his belt loop, she said.
When the cart was pushed off the dock, it dragged Werner down into about 30 feet of water and he drowned, she said.”

Just graduated? Proof, common sense is not taught or
promoted in schools, the only problem is that he was
able to reproduce before mother nature stepped in to
correct it’s mistake. And the gene pool will be further
corrupted.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 7:01:36 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: sagar
I'm not sure it's genes. It could have been the booze.

I did stupid things when I was 18. Really stupid things. I feel terribly sorry for this young man, and for his parents and friends, who must be devastated. May the Lord have mercy on them all.

I don't think this contempt for a dead youth shows anything good about our souls.

11 posted on 05/27/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God)
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To: armydawg505
Here's the victim:


12 posted on 05/27/2014 7:08:04 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: sagar
.....had been drinking and had a 3 month old son....

....apparently no problem dropping trou before this unfortunate incident.

13 posted on 05/27/2014 7:12:08 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Vote for a gay African Marxist for POTUS? Sure. What could go wrong?)
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To: armydawg505

I once saw a guy ride a bike off the high dive.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 7:12:25 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: armydawg505
Launching people off a dock in a shopping cart wasn't the problem; it's how the cart was anchored to the dock, FTA:

Werner and two other young men were pushing each other into the lake in the shopping cart, and pulling the cart back up with a rope, according to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap.

Typically when people play this game, the cart is tied to a pole at the dock, but in this instance, Werner decided to act as the pole, Cummings said. The rope was tied to the cart and his belt loop, she said.

When the cart was pushed off the dock, it dragged Werner down into about 30 feet of water and he drowned, she said.

Sometimes you just can't fix stupid.

15 posted on 05/27/2014 7:16:03 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: All

How long before the family sues the store that originally owned the shopping cart?


16 posted on 05/27/2014 7:21:11 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Mrs. Don-o

And everybody wonders why we don’t make drinking legal for people under 21? The fact is that adults have a hard time handling themselves when they drink, much less 18 year old kids!


17 posted on 05/27/2014 7:21:24 AM PDT by gbscott1954 (Please come back Sarah!!!)
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To: armydawg505
The kid tied the shopping cart's retrieval rope to his pants.

...while his friend's cheered him on.

18 posted on 05/27/2014 7:23:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Maverick68
How long before the family sues the store that originally owned the shopping cart?

How long before the family sues the store from which the shopping cart was stolen?

There, fixed it.

19 posted on 05/27/2014 7:23:47 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

There was a 19 year old the weekend who decided to hold his breath while driving through a tunnel in or near Portland, Oregon this weekends. He fainted mid-tunnel and crashed his car into another car! Fortunately no one died, but what a dumbass!


20 posted on 05/27/2014 7:28:04 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: armydawg505

:: A series of bad decisions and Darwin steps in to handle the situation. ::

I believe you have “Darwin” and “government welfare” confused on this one...


21 posted on 05/27/2014 7:28:08 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard; armydawg505

Which one of us out here hasn’t done something stupid and foolhardy as teens - things that could have gotten us killed?

Prayers up for the family... it sucks losing folks you love, especially losing them to something so stupid.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 7:30:41 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

:: I know, I did my share. ::

How many times has God drawn me closer to him according to my selfishness!

Sola Deo Gloria.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 7:31:18 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: tx_eggman

My first thought proven wrong by a picture.


24 posted on 05/27/2014 7:34:27 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: gbscott1954

Hey, hey, hey!

I donsh haszzzzh any dribble hannlin my shelf when i’ve been dringgging!


25 posted on 05/27/2014 7:34:28 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: armydawg505
Having been 18 and stupid myself once, I have sympathy for this poor kid and his family.
26 posted on 05/27/2014 7:38:09 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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I didn’t know that a non Amish could be a “teen”


27 posted on 05/27/2014 7:42:35 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Would you have tied the car to yourself? Evidently one normally secures a rope between the cart and a pole on the dock. This guy tied the cart to himself. When they found his body this morning he was tied to the cart in thirty feet of water.


28 posted on 05/27/2014 7:49:44 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: armydawg505

It’s beyond time to call for shopping cart licensing and registration, including capacity limitations and biometric identification. In addition to lawsuits against the shopping cart manufacturer, which has steadfastly refused common-sense shopping-cart safety measures such as loaded cart indicators and “do not tie yourself to this and then jump in a lake that is deeper than the rope is long” notification signs.


29 posted on 05/27/2014 7:50:22 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: armydawg505

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


30 posted on 05/27/2014 8:13:35 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Texas Eagle

I can think of a handful of private school educated kids who are no longer with us due to abject stupidity. I’m lucky one of them wasn’t me.

Glad to hear that there are no stupid kids in Texas, except those schooled in public schools. You guys are really lucky down there.


31 posted on 05/27/2014 8:15:41 AM PDT by dmz
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To: armydawg505

Tragic. Some bad decisions are fatal.


32 posted on 05/27/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: gbscott1954
And everybody wonders why we don’t make drinking legal for people under 21

Everybody, except you. You go girl!!

33 posted on 05/27/2014 8:21:15 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Really?

It was exactly what I expected


34 posted on 05/27/2014 8:28:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: armydawg505

Gee that sounds like fun...


35 posted on 05/27/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Nhristot a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: libstripper
Sometimes you just can't fix stupid.

But apparently you can make it go away.

36 posted on 05/27/2014 9:24:50 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: armydawg505

So much stupidity, so little time.


37 posted on 05/27/2014 9:26:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Jackass stunt revisited. What could go wrong?


38 posted on 05/27/2014 10:12:36 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mastador1

He definitely made it go away, the same way a guillotine permanently cures headaches. After all, none of the good doctor’s patients has ever sued him after being treated with his little machine.


39 posted on 05/27/2014 10:52:38 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: armydawg505

Play stupid games... RIP.


40 posted on 05/27/2014 11:04:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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