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Old 08-17-2019, 09:06 AM
 
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I recall reading horrific injuries from these types of incidents years ago, but those incidents certainly weren't due to a dare gone wrong.

If he doesn't make it, could be a Darwin candidate unfortunately. And, of course, expect a lawsuit.

https://time.com/5654377/texas-teena...park-injuries/
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A Texas teen is in a critical condition following a freak accident at a water park that authorities said might have been caused by a dare gone wrong.

On Wednesday, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset told local news outlet KTRK that a 14-year-old, later identified by family and friends as Caden Strimple, was in the hospital with “serious internal injuries” after he was sucked into a drain in a pool at Fun Town Water Park in Crystal Beach, Texas on Saturday.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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It's always sad when young people find out that bad things can, and do, happen to them. I imagine the loss of their immortality comes as quite a shock to them..... if they live through it.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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Quite confusing... What do they think will happen going down to the drain??


I hope he is ok!!
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:09 AM
 
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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.

Before that, the 7-year-old granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker was drowned at a party in Virginia when pinned to a swimming pool drain by suction.

Terribly sad scenarios...
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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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. Don’t dare anyone. Don’t touch the drains. Don’t 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.
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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Can a protector or some sort be put over the drain to avoid this?
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Can a protector or some sort be put over the drain to avoid this?
There already is one. He removed it.
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:58 AM
 
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There already is one. He removed it.
Well, another bites the Darwin...
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Well, another bites the Darwin...
I still think it’s sad dude.
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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It's always sad when young people find out that bad things can, and do, happen to them. I imagine the loss of their immortality comes as quite a shock to them..... if they live through it.
Yes, it does. I fell off of a second story roof when I was 14. Life hasn't been the same since. In a way, I sometimes wish that I had died. I have so many health problems because of that accident that I can barely keep track of them.

A 12 hour surgery saved my life, but I'm not convinced that it was a good thing.

Dr. Frankenstein had a good idea, but that didn't work out in the end, either.
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