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Jack Nicklaus' tragedy

03/02/2005 at 02:50 PM ET

Golf great Jack Nicklaus’ 17-month-old grandson, Jake Walter Nicklaus, died yesterday evening after falling into a hot tub.

The son of Jack’s son Steve Nicklaus, Jake had been playing in the hot tub with his 4-year-old brother and their nanny. They had left the pool area but Jake slipped away and went back through a sliding door to the hot tub.  After the nanny noticed him missing and finding him in the water, she performed CPR until fire-rescue workers arrived. The boy was breathing at the time, but he later died at the hospital. 

Apparently, there was a child barrier around the entire pool area- perhaps it was left open.

This tragedy reminds us that you have to constantly keep an eye on all mobile children at all times.  It only takes a few seconds. 

Please keep the Nicklaus family in your thoughts (and prayers if you do that) and keep an eye on those kids. 

For more info… Yahoo!

Thanks to Ashley and Tena.

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mel on

that is so sad! they are in my prayers.

Alex on

What a horrible tragedy, I wish them all the best.

Mercedes on

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I didn’t know where else to post this. I cannot believe they’re DIVORCING!!

jackie on

that’s so horrible!!! poor little baby :(

Yonni on

I read this yesterday. It is such a tragedy. It hits close to home for me because I have a 17 month old. I will pray for them, and their family…this is horrible..

Judy on

This is such a terrible tragedy! My sympathy goes out to the family.

Anna on

That is so sad! They will be in my thoughts!

pingpong on

How devastating :(

Alex on

How sad! I can’t even imagine what that poor family is going through. My sympathies.

Shell on

that’s so tragic…. omg how horrible…. my sympathies to Mr. N and his family.

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Judith on

That is so unbelievably sad. I will put the family in my prayers. Deepest Condolences.

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