A terrible accident at a wading pool will force a six year old girl to be fed through a port for the rest of her life, according to a report on cbsnews.com. The tragic pool accident occurred as the pool was being drained and the little girl got sucked in by the powerful suction pump. The result of the tragic accident was a two inch tear in the rectum of the child, which was worsened when the force of the suction tore out part of the child’s intestinal tract. The family’s lawyer told reporters that doctors had no option but to remove the rest of her intestine. He added that the girl remained at Children’s Hospital and showed signs of improvement and would be going through surgery.
Unfortunately the lawyer also said that, “She’ll receive her nutrition through a port for the rest of her life.” He claims that the pools drain was uncovered for an unknown reason. In contrast the general manager of the club stated to reporters that he did not believe anything was wrong with the pool. He asked that any questions regarding the pool be addressed to the club’s insurance company.
We all love to jump in the pool especially during these blazing hot summer days but we must be very careful even in shallow pools as this story tragically illustrates. Children, specifically, should never be left unsupervised in a swimming pool, even for a second.
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