Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Shadyblue

Everett Boy Buried In Sandbox Dies

55 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Shadyblue

An Everett-area family is in mourning after a 10-year-old boy 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. with his family by his side.

The bizarre incident, which happened on Saturday, may have been sparked by a television cartoon.

Family members describe Codey, a fifth grader at Silver Firs Elementary School in Everett, as smart and imaginative. Unfortunately, it may have been his imagination that led to his critical situation.

"Really articulate. He's got a really good imagination too. He's just not a regular 10-year-old," said Joshua Quantrille, 30, who is Codey's half-brother.

Everett Public Schools

Codey Porter died Monday, March 10, 2008, two days after being buried alive in a sandbox.

Quantrille said Codey was playing with his own three sons and several other children Saturday in the backyard of a family friend's home.

"They watch a cartoon where there were like sandmasters or something. They can manipulate sand or something like that," said Quantrille. "He came up with an idea if he were to do this, then he would be able to be one of them. They're all under 10, so a pretty crazy imagination, you know. They were like hey, OK."

The cartoon "Narutu" shows the characters using sand as a tool and weapon and could have been what Codey and the others were trying to mimic when he was buried, headfirst, in a sandbox in the backyard of the house.

Quantrille said Codey was buried roughly 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 something was wrong. They pulled Codey out and called the adults inside the home, who administered CPR until an aid car arrived.

On Monday, Codey's classmates at Silver Firs Elementary in Everett tried to understand what has happened to the fifth grader. The principal describes Codey as a very bright student with a lot of friends. The principal is also sending home a letter with students so that their parents will know what happened.

Parents say they are bracing for some difficult conversations.

"I have a third grader at home, so he's going to come home with some information. So certainly, the need to edit, filter, and hear what he thinks about what he heard is important," said one parent.

Snohomish County detectives said they interviewed all the children playing in the sandbox at the time and view this as a tragic accident.

http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW...J.3e86c380.html

Narutu! XD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
savvygirl
An Everett-area family is in mourning after a 10-year-old boy 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. with his family by his side.

The bizarre incident, which happened on Saturday, may have been sparked by a television cartoon.

Family members describe Codey, a fifth grader at Silver Firs Elementary School in Everett, as smart and imaginative. Unfortunately, it may have been his imagination that led to his critical situation.

"Really articulate. He's got a really good imagination too. He's just not a regular 10-year-old," said Joshua Quantrille, 30, who is Codey's half-brother.

Everett Public Schools

Codey Porter died Monday, March 10, 2008, two days after being buried alive in a sandbox.

Quantrille said Codey was playing with his own three sons and several other children Saturday in the backyard of a family friend's home.

"They watch a cartoon where there were like sandmasters or something. They can manipulate sand or something like that," said Quantrille. "He came up with an idea if he were to do this, then he would be able to be one of them. They're all under 10, so a pretty crazy imagination, you know. They were like hey, OK."

The cartoon "Narutu" shows the characters using sand as a tool and weapon and could have been what Codey and the others were trying to mimic when he was buried, headfirst, in a sandbox in the backyard of the house.

Quantrille said Codey was buried roughly 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 something was wrong. They pulled Codey out and called the adults inside the home, who administered CPR until an aid car arrived.

On Monday, Codey's classmates at Silver Firs Elementary in Everett tried to understand what has happened to the fifth grader. The principal describes Codey as a very bright student with a lot of friends. The principal is also sending home a letter with students so that their parents will know what happened.

Parents say they are bracing for some difficult conversations.

"I have a third grader at home, so he's going to come home with some information. So certainly, the need to edit, filter, and hear what he thinks about what he heard is important," said one parent.

Snohomish County detectives said they interviewed all the children playing in the sandbox at the time and view this as a tragic accident.

http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW...J.3e86c380.html

Narutu! XD

How does an *intelligent* 10 year old end up dead in a sand box? :unsure2:

And if it was a cartoon unsuitable for small children,shouldn't they have been supervised or not watching it at all. :hmm:

Edited by savvygirl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shadyblue

It Seems That They Already Corrected The Word "Narutu"... Lol...

Yeah, Too Much For Being Intelligent And Imaginative... xD

Those Kind Of Animes Influences The Kids In A Bad Way...

Edited by Shadyblue

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
goalienan

Kids are so impressionable, and what a tragic death. There was another story about a young boy, who watched Diego...He tried to slide down a rope like Diego does and hung himself....What we adults may feel would have no impact on a child's imagination, apparantly does....Very sad.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jaylemurph

...so that's evolution, one, dumb kid, zero.

--Jaylemurph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ravergirl

someone in my house watches this cartoon. it is wierd. but nothing in it is realistic at all. like Naruto has some sort of firefox demon in him. but the basic plot is these ninja kid best friends are supposed to kill each other. not a kid anime at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
grither

What a dumb kid! Seriously how stupid can you get? It's called Naruto and only one character can control sand. The character Gaara never stuck his head in the sand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Legatus Legionis
someone in my house watches this cartoon. it is wierd. but nothing in it is realistic at all. like Naruto has some sort of firefox demon in him. but the basic plot is these ninja kid best friends are supposed to kill each other. not a kid anime at all.

yeah. agree, I follow the series up to Shippuden. ( when they were 3 years older ). ok back to topic. Cartoon Network should start warning stuffs before airing the show to remind parent's that they is that little possibility that their child would mimic the anime so to speak.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ravergirl
yeah. agree, I follow the series up to Shippuden. ( when they were 3 years older ). ok back to topic. Cartoon Network should start warning stuffs before airing the show to remind parent's that they is that little possibility that their child would mimic the anime so to speak.

well on the anime network they do issue these warnings before the cartoon comes on. including warnings of violence, skimpy clothing, cartoon partial nudity and what not. i don't know about cartoon network. i just think that the subject matter in anime is questionably wierd. I don't like these cartoons but they are on in my house a lot. there is this other one called Le Chevele or something like that where there are zombies wierd stuff dude. what happened to rugrats and scooby doo?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
theGhost_and_theDarkness

I never heard of kids back in the day getting killed because they were pretending to be bugs bunny or that coyote dude. . .lol. . . the most I ever did after watching bugs bunny was eat a whole lot of carrots. Those cartoons were more violent than a lot of cartoons on today. . .I mean, Diego? I'd be more afraid that, after watching that, my son might try to "rescue" a poisonous snake or something. . . .As for what the kid in this article did, its sad, but parents really need to be more attentive. Any cartoon could be dangerous. Spongebob could be dangerous. Remember that urban legend about the kid jumping off the boat and drowning because he was trying to visit spongebob? I think a big part of it is that parents need to learn how to teach their kids the difference between reality and whats on TV without hindering their imagination too much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HollyDolly

This reminds me of something that happend years ago when we lived on Fort George Meade,Md,back in 1970 to1971.My dad was stationed for the AirForce at NSA,the National Security Agency. I remember there was a toddler missing, and they did a search for the child.

They did find him dead. According to a neighbor,Mrs.H. who was a nurse,she told my mother they found the child had suffocated because there was sand in his lungs.,and he had been molested.The child was buried alive. They did catch the killer who was the son of an officer.Whatever happed to this boy I don't know.This was kept very,very hush hush.Never recall seeing any publicity on it as far as I can recall.

Children ,like the boy who had the playmates bury him do dumb things.

I'm sure back in my generation there were kids who wanted to fly like Superman,and tried to do so.I'm 52, and we watched tv shows and cartoons,but none of the kids I played with would have thought of doing anything so foolish.And my parents trained us kids well in that respect,

It seems like some of these kids nowadays can't tell between reality and fantasy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bill Hill

At least they don't have to pay the heavy costs for a full funeral, just stick a headstone in the sandbox and bob's yer uncle..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Silver Thong
At least they don't have to pay the heavy costs for a full funeral, just stick a headstone in the sandbox and bob's yer uncle..

Bill Bill Bill so bad but so funny :w00t:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nessieman23

...Naruto sucks...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RejectedTheNumber

First off, this is tragic. Where were the parents at? It seems to me, these parents never taught their child the differences between reality and fiction. I've noticed parents don't necessarily get involved in their child's life for the lack of caring in the subject, but how can a child follow their own path if it's always held back by the parents? These parents need to get involved and stop putting their children's aspirations on the back burner. Even though, at ten, it was told that this child was creative, that creativity could've lead to something great.

Most anime shows I've watched are more adult orientated. Personally, I don't even see Naruto as a good show, with the name sake being the worst character. Like I've said to my ten year old nephew, neuter Naruto of Naruto, and you'll have a great show. Now let's think syndication. This show might come on saturday mornings, but is it really necessary to hack a show for content when it comes on after midnight when there's worst on prime time? If a parent don't want their child to see it, then make sure they're in bed! I'm tired of seeing someone else's creativity hacked to hell because parents don't know how to make their children behave.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
xXDevious DecoyXx

Kinda sad....NARUTO DID NOTHING WRONG!!!! Hes not guilty!!! Set Naruto free!!! Maybe the dude should have tried moving sand frist before he decided to be buried alive. Makes more since even though it would be impossible for him to do such a thing.Believe me I tried and got no where. :no::ph34r:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chrisfreak

I dislike Naruto... well... I dislike most anime anyways...

By the way, this reminds me of myself when I was small. I used to want to be a doctor, and one day I played doctor with my little sister. I would've give her an "injection" into her eye with syringe (without needle though, but still dangerous!) if my parents didn't see what we were doing..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jaylemurph
yeah. agree, I follow the series up to Shippuden. ( when they were 3 years older ). ok back to topic. Cartoon Network should start warning stuffs before airing the show to remind parent's that they is that little possibility that their child would mimic the anime so to speak.

.... I sort of appreciate the sentiment, but how much can you warn against dumb kids doing dumb things? You're either going to have to warn against the obvious (dumb kids ipso facto do dumb things) or tell parents to do what they already ought to be doing ("Watch your kids, dammit").

I suggest: "Warning: Your Child May Be Very Stupid. Watch It."

--Jaylemurph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Vovinam

lol funny how he stuck his head in the sand first

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kenshinx

hey.. a kid died in my town too.. strangled to dead impersonating naruto :P

and lots more injured trying to practicing john cena movement :D

kids today are so .....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
InHuman

Guys, a kid died, a small child..

Settle down (specially ou' bill)..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Asphodel

Put yourself in the place of the grieving parents. Now imagine how it would feel if you saw the cruel things being said in this thread. How do you think it would feel to see people calling your deceased son "stupid", or to see a joke about sticking a headstone in the sandbox that killed him?

If those parents saw such cruel things being said about their son, their already shattered hearts would be pulverized.

Edited by Asphodel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
InHuman

I think having "sand ninja" in teh title threw people off and made them think that this was a comedic in some way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bear's Quest

Sadden for the family, :( kids are just that -kids!

None of those kids saw the danger in it, they were having fun and didn't know what the outcome would be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jaylemurph
Put yourself in the place of the grieving parents. Now imagine how it would feel if you saw the cruel things being said in this thread. How do you think it would feel to see people calling your deceased son "stupid", or to see a joke about sticking a headstone in the sandbox that killed him?

If those parents saw such cruel things being said about their son, their already shattered hearts would be pulverized.

"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot" -- Chaplin

The personal feelings of those involved are always different to those who aren't; should be abolish comedy completely because someone, sometime might suffer?

--Jaylemurph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.