Dad showed courage

The Sunday Times - - World -

The drown­ing of two Abo­rig­i­nal boys in the Swan River is a tragedy that could have been pre­vented.

For Christo­pher Drage (fa­ther of one of the boys) to openly stand up and state he does not blame the po­lice for the death of his son is a re­fresh­ing change.

This took courage for this fa­ther in a time of grief and so quickly af­ter his son’s death. I feel Mr Drage showed a lot of re­spect for the po­lice of­fi­cers who tried to help his son and the other boys.

The el­derly Abo­rig­i­nal man who came out on Tues­day af­ter­noon to blame the deaths on the po­lice did so with­out know­ing the facts of the situation.

Young boys make a few mis­takes in life and the re­sult could see a life taken in a split sec­ond. May Chris and Tris­jack RIP. S CRUDEN Kwinana

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