Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Washington Boy Hospitalized after Being Buried in Sandbox (Boy Has Died)
Fox News ^ | March 9, 2008

Posted on 03/10/2008 11:00:29 PM PDT by khnyny

EVERETT, Wash. — A 10-year-old Everett area boy is listed in critical condition at Children's Hospital in Seattle after being buried in a sandbox by his playmates. The boy has been identified by his family as Cody Porter. His half brother, 30-year-old Joshua Quantrille, says Cody was playing with Quantrille's three sons and several other children on Saturday in the back yard of a home belonging to a family friend. There is a sandbox in the back yard, and Quantrille says his children told him Cody came up with the idea that they should bury him, head first, in the sand. Quantrille says the children came up with the idea from a cartoon they watch on television. Quantrille says Cody was buried about from his head to his chest. At some point, he began thrashing around, but the children apparently thought he was playing. Eventually they figured out that something was wrong. They pulled Cody out and called the adults inside the home, who administered CPR until an aid car arrived. Snohomish County Sheriff's deputies interviewed the five children who were in the sandbox with Cody.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: cody; codyporter; playground
I'm sorry, is it just paranoid me, or does something not add up in this story?
1 posted on 03/10/2008 11:00:34 PM PDT by khnyny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: khnyny

Uh, how deep was this “sandbox”? Yeah, something doesn’t smell right...


2 posted on 03/10/2008 11:02:59 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

Here’s another story about it..
They buried him UPSIDE DOWN (at his request) up to his chest...

http://www.komotv.com/news/16479676.html

He was copying a cartoon..

So completely sad..


3 posted on 03/10/2008 11:05:50 PM PDT by M0sby (((PROUD WIFE of MSgt Edwards USMC)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: khnyny
I don't know kids do crazy things,in this world we live in who knows. very sad. Prayers for the family.
4 posted on 03/10/2008 11:06:16 PM PDT by easternsky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: easternsky

You’ve got that right...prayers...and more prayers..


5 posted on 03/10/2008 11:06:45 PM PDT by M0sby (((PROUD WIFE of MSgt Edwards USMC)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Lancey Howard

I dunno. Half brother who is twenty years older than this kid, who’s own children do the burying. Odd.


6 posted on 03/10/2008 11:08:01 PM PDT by khnyny (Hillary is the national equivalent of Tracy Flick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

Just plain stupid and sad. RIP.


7 posted on 03/10/2008 11:09:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m wondering what were the ages of the children involved. Typical 10 year old’s who aren’t brain damaged, understand the implications of burying someone like this.


8 posted on 03/10/2008 11:12:14 PM PDT by khnyny (Hillary is the national equivalent of Tracy Flick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: khnyny
Yeah, that's what I'm wondering. A 4-year old would know burying somebody head first means they ain't gonna be breathing. What cartoon were they watching to get this idea ? The animated Sopranos ? Because it's either that or these kids were seriously retarded.
9 posted on 03/10/2008 11:25:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

A relative identified the boy as Cody Porter, a fifth-grader at the Everett school.

Porter was playing with five friends, all between the ages of 8 and 10, in a backyard sandbox on Saturday morning.

“They watch a cartoon where they were like sand masters or something and they can manipulate sand or something like that. They came up with the idea that if he were to do this then he would be able to be one of them,” he said.

******

Cody and his friends were thought to be inspired by a cartoon, “Narutu,” where characters use sand as a tool and weapon. Whether inspired by a cartoon or a 10-year-old’s imagination, Cody was buried head-first to roughly his torso in a backyard sandbox.


10 posted on 03/10/2008 11:37:21 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

11 posted on 03/10/2008 11:41:09 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

12 posted on 03/10/2008 11:42:32 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

EVERETT, Wash. - An Everett-area family is in mourning a 10-year-old boy who died after being buried alive by his playmates.

In a statement, the family of Codey Porter says he died peacefully at 3:35 p.m. on Monday with his family by his side.

The Porter family decided to donate their son’s organs. They are still formalizing plans to lay him to rest.

A memorial fund for Codey Porter has been set up through Gold Creek Community Church. The best way to donate is to log on to their Web site at www.goldcreek.org.


13 posted on 03/10/2008 11:45:15 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

Hmm. I’ve seen Naruto, and there are definitely characters known as sand ninja that control sand. However, I have no idea how burying your own head in sand could have anything to do with it. That’s something this kid must have come up with on his own, and NOT taken from any scene in Naruto... Assuming the story being reported is even true, anyway. The whole Naruto angle might just be a red herring.


14 posted on 03/10/2008 11:47:33 PM PDT by Zeon Cowboy (Pardon Ramos and Compean NOW! // R.I.P. William F. Buckley // Worst. Election. Ever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: easternsky

I lift them up in prayer as well. This young man probably thought he could pull himself out of the sand and be okay - I know boys frequently overestimate their own strength at that age. Children are children, and they will do some very dangerous things; so many young lives are lost not because they were bad, or stupid, but simply because a careless momentary thought went terribly wrong...

God comfort his family, and help them with their loss.


15 posted on 03/10/2008 11:56:46 PM PDT by dandelion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: M0sby; yorkie

Prayers for Cody & his family. Pandora


16 posted on 03/11/2008 12:37:45 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (Out, damned spot......OUT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: pandoraou812; khnyny

This is so sad, and was so preventable. My prayers are with Cody’s family and friends, who will surely miss this young man.


17 posted on 03/11/2008 12:42:30 AM PDT by yorkie (The FEW. The PROUD. The MARINES. Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: khnyny
Crushingly sad. Prayers for his soul in Heaven and the family.
18 posted on 03/11/2008 2:46:28 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

Um, a 30 year old thought it would be a good idea to bury someone HEAD FIRST?


19 posted on 03/11/2008 3:44:40 AM PDT by Southerngl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Southerngl
Um, a 30 year old thought it would be a good idea to bury someone HEAD FIRST?

No, it was the 30 year old's 8-10 year old children.

20 posted on 03/11/2008 4:54:36 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: khnyny
Have seen it happen. Young girl about 3 years of age was getting her mouth packed with sand by her two older brothers, one about 6 and the other 8 or so.

They'd just moved into the neighborhood and the kids were loose while mom and dad unpacked a trailer.

I grabbed the little girl and ran her over to my water hose and washed the sand off and out ~ CPR was not needed fortunately, but a few minutes of that sort of thing and the little girl would have been dead.

This is why young children require adult supervision.

21 posted on 03/11/2008 6:05:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mtbopfuyn

Oooh, I read it wrong. I guess I’m glad?


22 posted on 03/11/2008 6:26:37 AM PDT by Southerngl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: khnyny

Absolutely heartbreaking... what a way to lose a child...not like any way is a good way.. but jeez...


23 posted on 03/11/2008 11:27:28 AM PDT by Tuxedo (This Species Has Amused Itself To Death)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson