Teenager dies - sucked into swimming pool pump

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  1. Chaos

    Chaos Epic Gamer V.I.P. Lifetime

    Teenager dies after being sucked into pool pump - , - Latest news & weather forecasts - MSN News UK

    Thirty fucking minutes for the lifeguards to react, and all they did was 'open the pump room hatch'. :shake: They're supposed to react immediately. If you're charged with saving people's lives, you can't judge whether or not it's a joke. You fucking get in there and do your job. :mad:
     

  2. NINnerd

    NINnerd Survived a M&G with Trent

    Oh my god, what a tragedy! I've heard of this happening to little kids, but a teenager? That must have been a serious pump. You would think the lifeguards would be aware of its power and not think the family was joking! I hope they sue the shit out of that pool and those "lifeguards" go to jail.

    How terribly sad. :(
     
  3. Nixola

    Nixola Boom Boom Pow!

    That sounds really awful. Even if the lifeguards thought it was a joke they should of reacted anyway because that's their job. It's not for them to judge if it was a joke or not until they at least go look at the situation and try and do their job. I hope they get fired for not doing their jobs properly.
     
  4. Chaos

    Chaos Epic Gamer V.I.P. Lifetime

    Apparantly, the reason they thought it was a joke was because they didn't believe a child could lift up the pump's grate. :shake:
     
  5. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Maybe I'm just cold, but I didn't get outraged at the lifeguards immediately, I want to know why the grate was so easy to remove in the first place.
     
  6. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    Eek, that sounds like an awful way to die. And, a teenager!? Sheesh, he must have been a skinny kid to get sucked into a pool pump. =(
     
  7. Scissorhands

    Scissorhands Registered Member

    An average 14 or 15 year old boy should weight about 90-120lbs, no? If the suction was strong enough to pull the boy down then I don't think he could have gotten the underwater grille thing open.

    I think it's a phony story. No links to pictures or anything.

    But if it is true, then that sucks and I feel for the family. =/
     
  8. dDave

    dDave Guardian of the Light V.I.P.

    Man, that's really just not the way to go.

    If I was a lifeguard I probably wouldn't have believed it at first but seriously, it shouldn't take them 30 minutes to believe that it's true, I would have at least gone and checked to make sure, they sure didn't seem to be too concerned with doing their job well.
     
  9. Iris

    Iris rainbow 11!

    I want to know why it was easy for him to open the grate. That thing should be screwed shut with some sort of special tool needed to open it.

    But the lifeguards should also be in a lot of trouble for failing to act.
     
  10. wolfheart

    wolfheart Registered Member

    I heard about this yesterday, the grate he ws meant to have lifted was arounf 3 feet square and from what I could gather was not bolted down.

    It is a sad loss and I cant understand why the lifeguards did not react as soon as they were told of the situation, I read somewhere that the guard and the person who told hom of the incedent had trouble understanding eachother, that is one possible cause for the delay in action.
     

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