Some witnesses say you had to be there. And I understand that. Accidents happen. (And stuff like this has happened before.)
And at least the family isn't asking for (or accepting) donations. (Check the link above for specifics.)
But it strikes me that this kid could have been better supervised. To get as far as he did suggests that wasn't reaaalllyyy the case.
I'm not the only one who thinks so, either, like this mom. Her daughter, Shar-Lo, tweeted her about it, to see how she'd respond:
Hey Mama, you and me, we agree.
(And yes, girlies, we still love you. And I would have been holding on to y'all by your necks, too.)