Please pray for my friends, Lisa and Tim, who just lost their son. He was a friend of my son and a sweet boy. They are grieved and need Jesus' arms around them. The funeral is tomorrow...June 8. It will be difficult for many people. Such a loss.
No one should have to outlive their child.
Boy Dies At Pool Party
By Todd Huffman
Saturday, June 3, 2006
GLEN ALPINE - A birthday party on Linville Street on Saturday went horribly wrong when Kyle Thomas Sullivan, 11, was found lifeless at the bottom of the pool.
Bystanders worked to resuscitate Sullivan at the scene. He was transported to Grace Hospital, where he died at 2:44 p.m.
Sullivan, was attending a birthday party at 625 Linville Street. Several children were playing in the shallow end of the pool and some inflatable rafts were in the water, which may have helped hide Sullivan, says Chief Robert Lane of the Glen Alpine Police Department.
Lane says witnesses told him Sullivan was missing for more than 15 minutes. A woman at the party saw what appeared to be blue shorts in the deep end of the pool, and she dove in to find the victim face down in about 8 feet of water. She brought Sullivan to the surface, where two bystanders pulled him out and started CPR.
Chemicals added to the pool prior to the party left the water milky, and the bottom of the pool couldn't be seen from the surface, Lane says.
David Burleson, Burke County schools superintendent, says a team of counselors will be at Glen Alpine Elementary Monday to assist students, and faculty, with the loss of their classmate.
Sullivan, of 2600 Orders Drive, Glen Alpine, was the son of Lisa Flores and Tim Sullivan.
Glen Alpine Elementary is planning to memorialize Kyle. He was a fifth-grader full of life. He never let teachers forget that children need to play as well as learn, Stroup says.
We Were Already Fragile (exerpt from article)
Glen Alpine already has a playground equipment fund with some money in it. The principal says the school will dedicate one piece of equipment to Kyle.
A plaque will have Kyle's name and one of his favorite quotes: "Let's play."
"That was the kind of child he was," Stroup says. "He would want us to play."
Kyle Thomas Sullivan, 11, of Morganton, NC, died Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Grace Hospital. He was born in Lake County, IN on January 22, 1995 to Timothy Edward Sullivan and Lisa Marie Flores.
Kyle was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and attended Glen Alpine Elementary School. He was a member of Boy Scouts Pack #225 of Drexel, NC and loved to ride his bicycle.
In addition to his parents, Kyle is survived by his sister, Casey Sullivan of the home; grandparents, Daniel and Judith Sullivan of Hebron, IN, Tom Flores of Houston, TX, and Linda Flores of
Charlotte, NC; aunts and uncles, Sue and Jim Wood of Crown Point, IN and Zack and Angelia Evans of Charlotte, NC; and numerous cousins.