TIL in 1985 a man drowned at a pool party full of lifeguards that were celebrating that no one had drowned that season

TIL in 1985 a man drowned at a pool party full of lifeguards that were celebrating that no one ha...

Moody was not a lifeguard and was at the party as a guest. He had not been swimming and was fully dressed, she said. Four lifeguards were on duty at the party and more than half the 200 people there were certified lifeguards, she said. The body was found as the pool was being cleared at the close of the party. Lifeguards pulled the body out and attempted to revive Moody until emergency medical attendants arrived. An autopsy confirmed drowning.

That's some really bad luck!

The Reddit detectives are at it again!

Hip hip hooraaaawwwwwwwnoooooo.

This is the most ridiculous thing I've read all day, and I've been on reddit all day. Thank you for that.

Isn't it ironic

Jerome Moody, 31, was found on the bottom at the deep end of a New Orleans Recreation Department pool at the end of the party Tuesday, department Director Madlyn Richard said.

Moody was not a lifeguard and was at the party as a guest. He had not been swimming and was fully dressed, she said.

That's beyond "bad luck" and crossing into "suspicious". Apparently no one noticed a motionless guy at the bottom of the pool and thought there might be a problem. Apparently no one noticed a fully-clothed guy in the pool and thought that was odd.

Maybe it's just one of the worst cases of bystander effect ever documented, or maybe it was murder. I suspect lifeguards are strong enough swimmers that they could hold someone underwater while pretending they're playing a game. I wonder if the autopsy found any handprint-shaped bruises.

Don't you fucking dare start it.

In 1982 there was the incident with the pigeon

Guys, I may have found the murderer. If I die, it was Jubjub0527.

I don't buy a conspiracy theory where 200 people are supposed to be intentionally ignoring a corpse in a pool. It's not like the guy was Hitler and everybody in the world wanted him dead.

Shhhhhhhhh. Let's go for a swim, shall we?

Have you ever heard the tale of Darth Lifeguard the Wise?

When I was a lifeguard in suburbia, the only time anyone had to be saved at the pools I attended was during lifeguard parties. Drunken teenagers either jumping off of the lifeguard stand knocking themselves unconscious, or blacking out underwater during contents to see who could swim the farthest underwater on one breath.

A little too ironic.

I wonder if the autopsy found any handprint-shaped bruises.

If only the coroners had thought to treat handprint-shaped bruises as suspicious.

Looks like they let their guard down.

Your sense of needing to take a breath comes from a build up of CO2, not lack of oxygen. This means that if you hyperventilate out a bunch of CO2 before diving down, you might not realize you need air until it's too late.

It's not a story the lifeguards would tell you.

And yeah I really do think.

But maybe. . . He was.

More likely it was a lot of drinking and it was dark out, not murder. Guy is standing by the pool, he's had a few too many, passes out and falls in. It's crowded probably (200 people is a lot of people at a pool) and the others are all distracted in conversation, food, and drink. They simply don't notice. Especially because drowning doesn't tend to be obvious looking or sounding. Yes, lifeguards are trained to recognize it but everyone's busy partying. :/

Edit: damnit responded to the wrong person. Meant for qbsmd's comment.

We're no strangers to love

Have you ever heard the tale of Darth Clueless the Unwise.

Very sad.

Then they should change the party celebration to become "The first ever a man drowned of the season".

Alcohol

No one said it's murder, u/Snow_Wonder. Wanna tell us something?

Wake up, man. It's coroners all the way down.

You know the rules, and so do I

/sub/prematurecelebration

That was fantastic, thank you.

or blacking out underwater during contents to see who could swim the farthest underwater on one breath.

... how?

Life guards tend to be young and athletic. Take 200 lifeguards all having a pool party together and you can safely assume it was a raging party. They could drink, take drugs, fuck around with each other and have fun. After all they were a bunch of lifeguards, it's not like someone was going to drown ahaha? Right?