Wading Pool Drain Sucks out 6-year-olds intestinal track.

@raychill (6571)
United States
July 6, 2007 4:05pm CST
Did anyone hear about the newest swimming pool danger? Last night on the news there was a story about a girl in minneapolis who sat over an open drain in a public golf club pool and had part of her intestinal track sucked out. Apparently it ripped a hole in her rear end and ripped out a good portion of her lower intestine. She amazingly survived but will have a lot of medical problems for the rest of her life. She'll have to receive food and such through a port the rest of her life for one. That's so sad and scary that simple things you don't think too much of can seriously injure you. Who ever thought a pool suction could pull out your organs? You can find the story here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/05/national/main3021915.shtml
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• United States
17 Jul 07
Oh my goodness! That's insane. I would have never thought that a drain could do so much damage. These sad stories are reasons I don't watch the news much. I'll have to remember to tell my future kids not to mention nieces and nephews to NOT sit on or near the suction drains in pools. That's just scary!
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@raychill (6571)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Ha ha have you been going through all my recent discussions I've started :)? I didn't know that this could happen either and I was baffled when I read about it! BUT, after this one of my Mylot friends posted a story about a Dog sodomizing a two year old boy! Now that, I still haven't been able to wrap my head around! The world is a crazy crazy place!
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• United States
18 Jul 07
No kidding! And where were the parents?? I will have to try to search that tomorrow. That's just insane. Thanks for the add :)
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@raychill (6571)
• United States
18 Jul 07
I don't know. the mom had walked out of the room and the dog brought the kid outside and the neighbor stopped it. They were investigating and doing dna to make sure it really was the dog. it's an insane world.
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I read about this. It's terrible isn't it? It only takes seconds to change your life forever.
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Yeah...I'll be staying far away from pool drains. I hadn't about those other stories either. Yikes! LOL...we need to synch up our gmail chat times.:P
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@raychill (6571)
• United States
6 Jul 07
we do! and we will! Sundays are always my cleaning days.. maybe sometime on sunday!
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Cool. I'm usually online on Sunday mornings and sometime in the evening. I'll look for you.:)
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@disvachic (10125)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Yes i heard about this tragic story.I'm trying to figure out where in the world was the pool attendents or any adults.I really feel for this poor child.Atleast she did survive.
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@raychill (6571)
• United States
6 Jul 07
According to the article they didn't think anything was wrong with the pool either. That club is going to go down hill for sure! I know she did survive, but sometimes I have to wonder...is it worth surviving? I know it sounds horrible, but sometimes it's true.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
6 Jul 07
You're right about that. Imagine a six year old having to live for the rest of her life in that situation. I really don't know if I could handle seeing her that way if I was the parent. Of course, I don't have kids and don't really know what it's like to be parent in that situation either.
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@raychill (6571)
• United States
6 Jul 07
it's kinda like the thing where the son was forced to rape his mom. Would you want to live remembering that you were forced to rape your mom or that you were raped by your son? I don't think I would!
• United States
6 Jul 07
i had heard of a few cases of that happening to an adult,but never a child.that's truly sad :( they need to start putting some kind of block on those things so it can't build up the downward pressure like that.
@raychill (6571)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Wow. I never even thought it could happen to an adult! it's scary to think your organs aren't totally safe in your body. Some states have specific laws about filtration systems and drains and such. The golf club says there was nothing wrong with it and they didn't do anything wrong... that golf club is in serious danger I think.
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• United States
6 Jul 07
oh no doubt.life changing injury,not to mention trauma?they're done.
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