The article "Mom files claims in Tuolumne drowning" in the Local News section of the Sept. 22 Bee is mind-blowing. Debra Coito is suing the city and county for her son's drowning. I'm sorry for her loss, but the city and county shouldn't have to pay for her mistake in parenting. No 12-year-old should go rafting without his parents. If parents would keep their children off the water, unless they are with them, this sort of thing could be avoided.