Thursday, June 30, 2011
She drowned on Sunday afternoon, her body was found on Tuesday night.
Authorities identified the woman as Marie Joseph, 36, of Fall River.TurnTo10
Friends of Joseph told NBC 10 they're angry that her death somehow went unnoticed.
"People were swimming there with a body in there. They didn't find the body until (Tuesday night)," one woman said.
"She can't swim. She told me this like two weeks ago. She can't swim. She said, 'You've got to teach me how to swim, because I can't swim,'" another friend said.
Joseph was watching a neighbor's 9-year-old boy as he went down a waterslide at the pool. Police said she somehow fell down the slide herself, went underwater, and drowned.
"The boy stated that once he was in the water after coming down the slide, Marie unexpectedly slid down the slide landing on top of him. He further stated that she went under the water and did not surface," said Chief Daniel Racine of the Fall River Police Department.
Joseph's friends told NBC 10 that the boy, who was with Joseph, went to a lifeguard for help, but was ignored.