Wading Pool Drain Sucks Out Girl's Organ

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  1. ViperDragon

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    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/13626279/detail.html
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    Wading Pool Drain Sucks Out Girl's Organ
    Girl Sat Over Open Drain Pool

    POSTED: 10:22 am MDT July 5, 2007
    UPDATED: 3:44 pm MDT July 5, 2007

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A 6-year-old Edina, Minn., girl is hospitalized after a freak accident at a swimming pool.

    Abigail Taylor was severely injured Friday when she sat over an open drain hole in a wading pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club. According to a posting by her family on the Caring Bridge Web site, the drain's powerful suction tore out part of her intestinal tract.

    The family's account said it's a "medical miracle" that she's still alive. The online account has since been taken down.
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    Her father, Scott Taylor, told WCCO-TV that the suction caused a 2-inch tear in Abigail's rectum and pulled out much of her small intestine. Doctors had to remove the part of her intestines that remained, the family's lawyer, Bob Bennett, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    "This could literally be happening if you're holding your child's hand," said Bennett. "These filtration systems are meant to be covered and secure. You don't think the filtration system will literally tear your organs from your body, and it's not a risk your child would understand."

    Taylor is in serious condition at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. A lawyer for the family said she was conscious and able to speak but that she faces a series of surgeries and could be in the hospital for some time.

    Abigail was in serious condition Wednesday at Children's Hospital. Her condition wasn't available Thursday.

    According to The Saint Paul Pioneer Press, when the suction, which equals at least 300 pounds per square inch, sucks hair or body parts, it can trap swimmers underwater. The paper reported that this can cause people to drown even if people are trying to pull them away from the drain. Also, an open drain can suction organs out of the body, the paper reported.

    Bennett said that the swimming pool's drain hole was improperly uncovered.

    However, the golf club's general manager told the St. Paul Pioneer Press he didn't think anything was wrong with the pool. He referred questions to the attorney for the club's insurance company, who declined to comment.
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  2. Boggs6ft7

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    This has happend several times before.

    I thought it was law that a pool has to have at least two drains, that way should one get blocked, it would just draw from the other drain.
     
  3. butz

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    Wow, remind me never to sit on a drain.
     
  4. Omegatron

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    Wow, that sucks.

    I wonder if she'll have the guts to go back to the pool again.

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  5. IACON

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    I feel sick to my stomach right now. That poor girl.
     
  6. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Wasn't there a Dateline special on this a decade ago?
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    motherfu...

    why do you ppl post these horrible news?!!
     
  8. Bryan

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    Jesus. That's just...wow.
     
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    Holy shit. Well, at least it's not the organ that the thread title lead me to believe.
     
  10. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Because no one, including you, TFW2005's Mr. Spam, ever replies to good news threads.
     
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    Oh god that's awful. :(  I hope she makes a swift and full recovery.
     
  12. ILoveDinobot

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    That is so horrible! Right now I am very happy I have an above ground pool.
     
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    Yup I saw it too I though this whole drainagef fiasco was behind us.
     
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    What a horrible thing to happen to a child :( 
     
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  17. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    omegatron dude, that not coo...

    ah fuck it, that was funny.

    poor kid tho :( 
     
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    Now, if the thread title said "guy's" instead of "girl's", this would be an entirely different thread - perhaps even a happy ending.
     
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  20. The621

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    Fuck. I don't believe it.
     
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