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July 2017

Posted On 07/05/17

Another Child Drowns – “ Pool Suction Entrapment”

In November 2016, a 7-year-old boy in California drowned while swimming in the spa pool in the backyard of his family’s rental home. The family believes that their son was the victim of “suction entrapment,” which causes a person to be sucked by powerful force against a spa or pool drain, making it difficult to break free or to be rescued. The child went underwater, in the vicinity of the spa drain, and his arm was sucked into the drain and he could not pull himself off of the drain because of the strong suction. Family members struggled to save the boy and turn off the pump but were unable...

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