I have no idea what happened in this particular case, but nine-year-olds are at an especially dangerous age. their physical capabilities usually exceed their judgment. Parents don't usually watch them every second of every day as we typically supervise those who are preschool-aged and younger. This little girl could have made it pretty far into the tree before her parents had any idea that was what she was doing.
Again, I don't know the circumstances, but when I look back at my own childhood and some of the things I did when my parents weren't looking, it amazes me that I'm still here.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2019 01:21AM by scmd1.
I know of way too many instances where uber religious communities do not school their children on safe practices, believing Gawd will protect them from all harm and when this becomes generational, horrific tragedies like this occur.