I can't figure out if this is urban legend or not. There are a lot of bulletin boards where this comes up, and people swear it's true, but provided links are always broken. I can't find a single original sourced story on this. And Snopes doesn't mention it one way or the other.
I'm kind of doubtful that a pool or spa would use enough suction to pull a person inside out. Why use so much pressure? That would be expensive on the pipes and drains, etc.
Tho I'm skeptical, I will say that I can believe a pool drain could kill a kid. But I would think the mechanism would be less dramatic. Maybe long hair could get pulled down, and trap a young/weak child at the bottom of a pool.
Or I might be completely wrong. Someone with more time than I, do the research-- is this a true story or not?View Thread
After a twisted ankle, bruise, or other sports injury, how do you know when your child is ready to return to play?
All of these criteria should be met: -No swelling -Full range of motion -Normal strength -Normal ability to play, including stamina, coordination, and the ability to protect oneself from further injuries.
For serious injuries, get a trained professional's opinion.View Thread
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