Yoni Gottesman
2000-2005

Below are some of the more critical events shown on the video, together with the time at which they occur:

COAC (CATHEDRAL OAKS ATHLETIC CLUB, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Road, Goleta, CA 93117)

14:35:44 -- Tracking circles appear for COAC Counselor Sam Shipley (in grey, with the letter "C" above it) and Yoni Gottesman (in red) at the lower right of the screen

 

14:35:49 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water

 

14:36:04 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water a second time

 

14:36:18 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water a third time

 

14:36:29 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water a fourth time

 

14:36:44 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water a fifth time

 

14:36:56 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water a sixth time

 

14:37:08 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water a seventh time

 

14:37:20 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water an eighth time

 

14:37:33 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water a ninth time, with another child

 

14:37:49 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water a tenth time, with another child (2nd dunk with the other child)

 

14:38:05 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water an eleventh time, with another child (3rd dunk with the other child)

 

14:38:34 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks Yoni under water a twelfth time, with another child (4th dunk with the other child)

 

14:38:34 -- The COAC lifeguard on the far side of the pool, David Merin, leaves his station

 

14:38:50 -- COAC Counselor Shipley is surrounded by numerous children including Yoni; he swims away toward the lane line and they swim after him

 

14:39:14 -- COAC Counselor Shipley turns around as he gets closer to the deep end, and the children chase him back towards the steps

 

14:39:33 -- Yoni desperately attempts to reach COAC Counselor Shipley, but Shipley continues to dodge the children. After Shipley deserts him, Yoni is unable to make it to the wall; he stops moving approximately 5 feet from the wall and begins to float face down

 

14:39:42 -- COAC Lifeguard Merin returns to his station

 

14:39:44 -- The COAC lifeguard on the near side of the pool, Michael Bowen, leaves his station for approximately 21 seconds to clean off a kickboard

 

14:40:40 -- COAC Lifeguard Bowen is playing with/adjusting the umbrella at his station, and not watching the swimmers

 

14:41:22 -- COAC Lifeguard Bowen turns away from the pool for approximately 16 seconds to adjust the parka/jacket on his chair

 

14:46:01 -- COAC Counselor Shipley plays with children right next to Yoni

 

14:46:20 -- COAC Lifeguard Merin leaves his station to get a soda; he does not return until after Yoni is pulled from the pool

 

14:46:33 -- COAC Counselor Shipley dunks a child very near Yoni, but takes no notice of the motionless figure floating in the pool

 

14:47:26 -- Children close to Yoni go underwater to look at him, then yell to COAC lifeguard Bowen and counselors

 

14:47:50 -- A female COAC counselor on the pool deck points out Yoni to lifeguard Bowen, who still had not taken any notice of him

 

14:47:58 -- COAC Lifeguard Bowen jumps in the water

 

14:48:10 -- COAC Lifeguard Bowen pulls Yoni from the water and places him on the pool deck, after Yoni had been floating right in front of him for more than 8 minutes.

 

Nationally known water safety experts who have seen the video have called what happened to Yoni Gottesman “outrageous,” “deplorable” and “horrific.”