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Old 08-21-2019, 07:25 AM
 
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I thought Darwin Award nominees are actually supposed to be adults over 18. Kids do dumb things and I always wish the best for them to learn from their poor choices and grow up and become productive and more intelligent adults. I have a child who became interested in science when he was around 4 years old. His life choices have been a continuous science experiment. He has done a couple of things in the interest of science that I would consider dangerous or stupid or simply outrageous. As his parent, his imagination has been far greater than my ability to predict his thought process. I don't think he would remove a drain cover, but he has done a couple of things where I had to sit him down and make him think about actions and consequences. This kids parents may not get that chance. I feel for him and his family.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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We all do dumb things as kids and think we are invincible. I hope this kid recovers.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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Im glad my parents taught my brother and I not to be that stupid as a child. The world needs more good parents.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:36 PM
 
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Im glad my parents taught my brother and I not to be that stupid as a child. The world needs more good parents.
All kids do stupid things.
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Some years ago in the Twin Cities, a 6-year-old girl in a kiddie pool at a local golf club had part of her intestinal tract sucked out of her body by the drain. She finally succumbed to her injuries a few months later.

I think that John Edwards (former Senator/Presidential Candidate) was a lawyer on a very similar case in NC back in the 90s. I don't recall what happened to the little girl. Very sad.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It seemed back in the 80's and 90's that girls were getting their long hair stuck in those drains and they drowned before anyone could free them.

There should be a safer method such as a locked-grated tunnel leading to a drain.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: California
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As a child of the 80s and 90s, I remember hearing stories about this somewhat regularly. Our parents always warned us of this. Donít dare anyone. Donít touch the drains. Donít even go near them.

There are so many things like this where everyone focuses on it and is cautious. Then, after a while, people let their guard down.
I think it was an old episode of Rescue 911 (anyone remember that show? It was pretty great) that showed a little boy got his intestines sucked out because he sat down on the drain at the bottom of the pool. I was terrified of pools for years after that.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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It seems Caden Strimple is making slow, though steady, progress. The doctors have been reminding his parents each day that setbacks are possible, so he's not out of the woods yet.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:46 PM
 
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I think that John Edwards (former Senator/Presidential Candidate) was a lawyer on a very similar case in NC back in the 90s. I don't recall what happened to the little girl. Very sad.
You are sort of correct. This case is recounted in his book Seven Trials..

There was a big difference though. The cover came off the drain because it wasn't properly screwed in. A very young child was sucked down onto the drain and literally disemboweled. A jury heard the case and correctly awarded large damages to the child and his family.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've heard of this before. A couple years ago, a kid got sucked into one of these drains from the rear end, and died.
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