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   Woman's belly button ring gets caught in a pool drain. This is not the plot of "Saw IX"

16 Nov 2012 09:46 AM   |   8862 clicks   |   Gainesville Sun
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Mugato    [TotalFark]  
Sounds more like a goofy death from Final Destination.

16 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
Shadow Blasko     

Mugato: Sounds more like a goofy death from Final Destination.


Damnit!

/what i came in to say.

//Better than the damned tanning beds. That was the only one I saw, and I could NOT stop laughing.

16 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
SlothB77    [TotalFark]  
Done in one.

16 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Skywolf Philosopher     
Could the same thing happen with a nose ring?

16 Nov 2012 09:54 AM
probesport     

Mugato: Sounds more like a goofy death from Final Destination.


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16 Nov 2012 09:54 AM
Kaeishiwaza     
I think drowning would not make it past the first draft of any Saw plot. Unless it was slowly drowning in lava by metal hooks surgically implanted in the skull.

while being eaten by rats.

and forced to listen to 'Call me maybe'

while watching the Jersey Shore

in Cleveland.

16 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
JohnAnnArbor    [TotalFark]  

Skywolf Philosopher: Could the same thing happen with a nose ring?


Or a ring on...another protrusion?

16 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
ChipNASA     
Could have been worse....


PARAMEDICS FREE MAN STUCK IN POOL
Associated Press
as it appeared on 7-17-94 in the St. Petersburg Times
Police and paramedics made an early morning call to a motel to free a man whose penis was caught in a swimming pool suction fitting.

A clerk at the Scottish Inn motel made a 911 call at 4:45AM Friday, saying the 33 year old man was trapped in the swimming pool.

"As I approached the man," a police officer wrote in his report, 'I could see his pants were down to his knees and his penis was stuck in a suction hole located on the north-side wall of the swimming pool."

A police officer identified the man as Robert Scott Cheuvront of Lakeland.

The pool's pump was shut off before paramedics arrived, but the man still could not free himself because his penis had become swollen in the small hole that serves as part of the pool's filtration system.

Paramedics inserted a lubricant around the suction fitting, and after about 40 minutes, authorities were able to free the man.

The man, who had rented a room at the motel, told police he had gone swimming around 12:30AM He was discovered more than four hours later.

He was treated at Lakeland Regional Medical Center and released with bruised genitalia.

16 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
BolshyGreatYarblocks     
Anyone else think of Palahnuik's story from Haunted?

16 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
Butthurted     
Was I the only one to think of "Guts" by Chuck Palahniuk?

/ Palahniuk reported that "Guts" had been responsible for seventy-three fainting events.

16 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
What makes a woman wake up, look in the mirror and say, "Mah belly is never going to shrink. It's just going to get bigger and bigger forevah. Therefore, I must adorn it with a cheap Zale's bling-thang"?

16 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
Blues Lounger     

SlothB77: Done in one.


This is neither scary nor done in one.

16 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
Butthurted     

BolshyGreatYarblocks: Anyone else think of Palahnuik's story from Haunted?


Damn you for beating me by 35 seconds!!!!!!

/If only i hadn't included the link..

16 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
Elegy     
CSB:
When I worked as a pool tech, they told me it was important to replace the bottom drain cover if it ever broke off. This was because if someone floated down to the bottom and sat on the drain, and it made a seal around their butt, the pump pressure would promptly eviscerate that person by sucking their intestines out through their arsehole.

I also got to see a neat install that the boss did at a personal-injury lawyer's house. The boss built the lawyer's pool with four bottom drains, as extra insurance that something like this never, ever happened to the lawyer's family.

/CSB

16 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
biyaaatci     

BolshyGreatYarblocks: Anyone else think of Palahnuik's story from Haunted?


Butthurted: Was I the only one to think of "Guts" by Chuck Palahniuk?

/ Palahniuk reported that "Guts" had been responsible for seventy-three fainting events.


I see my work here is done.

16 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
mcwehrle     

probesport: Mugato: Sounds more like a goofy death from Final Destination.

[sp6.fotolog.com image 356x438]


Ok, I have to ask. I've seen that panel before, what is the backstory on it? It's really creepy, and I can only think it has to be from some dark and twisted storyboard involving abuse of some kind, etc. (Much like disney pron, etc).

I don't really want to know, but I have to know...

TIA

16 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
snake_beater     

Butthurted: Was I the only one to think of "Guts" by Chuck Palahniuk?


That was my second thought after reading the headline.

/first one was "That's more Final Destination"
//wonder if there was any corn and nuts involved

16 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
Grapple     

vudukungfu: What makes a woman wake up, look in the mirror and say, "Mah belly is never going to shrink. It's just going to get bigger and bigger forevah. Therefore, I must adorn it with a cheap Zale's bling-thang"?


Let me help you understand this better.... Greeley Colorado.

16 Nov 2012 10:04 AM
jigger     
This is yet another reason why girls should give up the stupid belly button rings. Seriously, they look like shiat.

16 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
mortimer_ford     

Elegy: I also got to see a neat install that the boss did at a personal-injury lawyer's house. The boss built the lawyer's pool with four bottom drains, as extra insurance that something like this never, ever happened to the lawyer's family.


Logic tells me the Lawyer has less than 4 people in his family.

16 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
Grapple     

mcwehrle: probesport: Mugato: Sounds more like a goofy death from Final Destination.

[sp6.fotolog.com image 356x438]

Ok, I have to ask. I've seen that panel before, what is the backstory on it? It's really creepy, and I can only think it has to be from some dark and twisted storyboard involving abuse of some kind, etc. (Much like disney pron, etc).

I don't really want to know, but I have to know...

TIA


I'm pretty sure this is an old Parking Lot is Full comic panel, but the credit has all been cropped off. It was a fairly dark comic, so yeah.. it's just abusive dad Goofy

16 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
MayoBoy     
Since the story won't come up, let me guess - she's going to sue Pentair for not making the grate openings small enough to preclude entry of jewelry which could cause entrapment.

John Edwards along with the incredibly stupid VGB act have done more harm than good. Sorry Mrs Baker, but your daughter would still be alive if you hadn't left her unsupervised. I don't care how good a swimmer someone is - you don't leave a 7 year old unsupervised around a pool or spa.

16 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
NSFW     

jigger: rings


I don't want them to give the rings up, I just want them all to experience this, only in a deeper pool.

16 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
mcwehrle     

Grapple: mcwehrle: probesport: Mugato: Sounds more like a goofy death from Final Destination.

[sp6.fotolog.com image 356x438]

Ok, I have to ask. I've seen that panel before, what is the backstory on it? It's really creepy, and I can only think it has to be from some dark and twisted storyboard involving abuse of some kind, etc. (Much like disney pron, etc).

I don't really want to know, but I have to know...

TIA

I'm pretty sure this is an old Parking Lot is Full comic panel, but the credit has all been cropped off. It was a fairly dark comic, so yeah.. it's just abusive dad Goofy


Thanks!

(of course now the next time I get drunk and bored at home, I'm going to google-fu that comic. I'm strange that way)

/don't DARE try looking for it here at work

16 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
abhorrent1     

Blues Lounger: SlothB77: Done in one.

This is neither scary nor done in one.


16 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
MadHatter500     

Elegy: CSB:
When I worked as a pool tech, they told me it was important to replace the bottom drain cover if it ever broke off. This was because if someone floated down to the bottom and sat on the drain, and it made a seal around their butt, the pump pressure would promptly eviscerate that person by sucking their intestines out through their arsehole.

I also got to see a neat install that the boss did at a personal-injury lawyer's house. The boss built the lawyer's pool with four bottom drains, as extra insurance that something like this never, ever happened to the lawyer's family.

/CSB


While the pulling the intestines through your arsehole is an urban legend, and under normal conditions when the pump detects a blockage it will shut down, there was a case about 15 years ago of teen drowning because a malfunctioning pump vacuum locked her to the bottom of the pool. Having a secondary drain (the one involved in the drowining incident did not) would eliminate the possibility of a vacuum lock.

16 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
This text is now purple     

MadHatter500: While the pulling the intestines through your arsehole is an urban legend


Not as much of an urban legend as you might think. Prolapse can happen.

16 Nov 2012 10:17 AM
Falco09     

Butthurted: Was I the only one to think of "Guts" by Chuck Palahniuk?

/ Palahniuk reported that "Guts" had been responsible for seventy-three fainting events.


Came for this.

16 Nov 2012 10:29 AM
Elegy     

MadHatter500: Elegy: CSB:
When I worked as a pool tech, they told me it was important to replace the bottom drain cover if it ever broke off. This was because if someone floated down to the bottom and sat on the drain, and it made a seal around their butt, the pump pressure would promptly eviscerate that person by sucking their intestines out through their arsehole.

I also got to see a neat install that the boss did at a personal-injury lawyer's house. The boss built the lawyer's pool with four bottom drains, as extra insurance that something like this never, ever happened to the lawyer's family.

/CSB

While the pulling the intestines through your arsehole is an urban legend, and under normal conditions when the pump detects a blockage it will shut down, there was a case about 15 years ago of teen drowning because a malfunctioning pump vacuum locked her to the bottom of the pool. Having a secondary drain (the one involved in the drowining incident did not) would eliminate the possibility of a vacuum lock.


Not so much of an urban legend. Google Abigail Taylor. And I'm sure that quite a number of old pumps without an automatic shutoff are still around, and who wants to trust their child's life to one of those.

The point is - stay away from the bottom drain kids, it's dangerous!

16 Nov 2012 10:31 AM
Skywolf Philosopher     
ChipNASA, just, uhm, well. . .

o_O

16 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
Onkel Buck     

MadHatter500: While the pulling the intestines through your arsehole is an urban legend, and under normal conditions when the pump detects a blockage it will shut down, there was a case about 15 years ago of teen drowning because a malfunctioning pump vacuum locked her to the bottom of the pool. Having a secondary drain (the one involved in the drowining incident did not) would eliminate the possibility of a vacuum lock.


Valerie almost died after her intestines were pulled out by the suction of an uncovered pool drain

16 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
MythDragon     
Meh
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16 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
JackieRabbit     

Elegy: CSB:
When I worked as a pool tech, they told me it was important to replace the bottom drain cover if it ever broke off. This was because if someone floated down to the bottom and sat on the drain, and it made a seal around their butt, the pump pressure would promptly eviscerate that person by sucking their intestines out through their arsehole.

I also got to see a neat install that the boss did at a personal-injury lawyer's house. The boss built the lawyer's pool with four bottom drains, as extra insurance that something like this never, ever happened to the lawyer's family.

/CSB


As an owner of a pool, I can tell you this just isn't true. Unless you are back-flushing or some other high flow procedure, the main drain of the pool is not used. The main drain is just what it says it is: for draining the pool. All water in normal circulation returns via the skimmer. One never performs a procedure requiring the main drain as the primary return with swimmers in the pool.

16 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
ChipNASA     

16 Nov 2012 11:01 AM
Elegy     

JackieRabbit: Elegy: CSB:
When I worked as a pool tech, they told me it was important to replace the bottom drain cover if it ever broke off. This was because if someone floated down to the bottom and sat on the drain, and it made a seal around their butt, the pump pressure would promptly eviscerate that person by sucking their intestines out through their arsehole.

I also got to see a neat install that the boss did at a personal-injury lawyer's house. The boss built the lawyer's pool with four bottom drains, as extra insurance that something like this never, ever happened to the lawyer's family.

/CSB

As an owner of a pool, I can tell you this just isn't true. Unless you are back-flushing or some other high flow procedure, the main drain of the pool is not used. The main drain is just what it says it is: for draining the pool. All water in normal circulation returns via the skimmer. One never performs a procedure requiring the main drain as the primary return with swimmers in the pool.


Again, Abigail Taylor would argue that this is an urban legend.

And also again, as a former pool tech, there can certainly be suction on the bottom drain during normal operation. For one, older pools and some pool owners use the bottom drain to take sand off the pool floor. For two, even if the main drain is valved off, if the valve isn't closing properly then yes, there will be suction, and yes you can be eviscerated or held against the bottom by the pressure.

16 Nov 2012 11:04 AM
WarszawaScream     
I have a piercing that's not in my belly button. Suffice it to say this article just made me squeal in terror.

16 Nov 2012 11:05 AM
imfallen_angel     

JackieRabbit: /CSB

As an owner of a pool, I can tell you this just isn't true. Unless you are back-flushing or some other high flow procedure, the main drain of the pool is not used. The main drain is just what it says it is: for draining the pool. All water in normal circulation returns via the skimmer. One never performs a procedure requiring the main drain as the primary return with swimmers in the pool.


hmmm... might be true for some, but I'm sure that other pools are not built the same.

My personal experience and overall knowledge of pools is that I know that the common approach is that both the skimmer and bottom drain are normally connected together, so if the bottom drain were to be plugged, the suction at the skimmer would increase, and one should be able to prevent getting stuck as per the horror movies.

But I'm sure that some pools have been poorly done and the set-up would lack such a precaution.

Personally, this is like a sink with a waste disposal.. I would never stick any body parts in there, I'd take the thing apart first, so I'd be sure that a bottom drain would have a safety feature such as a secondary intake (if not more).

My own pool ( a cheap 18 feet one) came with only a skimmer filter system. I modified it to add a side intake/outtake so that the water did get some cleaning and not just the surface... works ok, but might consider getting a full size filtering system instead of the small disposable pool type.

But if someone was to try to get stuck in the under-water-line intake, they just wouldn't be able to, as the feed from the skimmer would compensate. If I could have placed the intake at the bottom, I would have, and the results would be the same (safety wise).

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16 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
ChipNASA     

WarszawaScream: I have a piercing that's not in my belly button. Suffice it to say this article just made me squeal in terror.


How YOU doin'!!!

and also oblig.

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16 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
Medic Zero     

Rufus Lee King: jigger: This is yet another reason why girls should give up the stupid belly button rings. Seriously, they look like shiat.

Got to go ahead and agree on this one. The nose and eyebrow rings don't help either, especially on waitresses while I'm trying to eat.


You sound weak.

16 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
Elegy     
...would argue this is *not* an urban legend

16 Nov 2012 11:09 AM
JackieRabbit     

Elegy: JackieRabbit: Elegy: CSB:
When I worked as a pool tech, they told me it was important to replace the bottom drain cover if it ever broke off. This was because if someone floated down to the bottom and sat on the drain, and it made a seal around their butt, the pump pressure would promptly eviscerate that person by sucking their intestines out through their arsehole.

I also got to see a neat install that the boss did at a personal-injury lawyer's house. The boss built the lawyer's pool with four bottom drains, as extra insurance that something like this never, ever happened to the lawyer's family.

/CSB

As an owner of a pool, I can tell you this just isn't true. Unless you are back-flushing or some other high flow procedure, the main drain of the pool is not used. The main drain is just what it says it is: for draining the pool. All water in normal circulation returns via the skimmer. One never performs a procedure requiring the main drain as the primary return with swimmers in the pool.

Again, Abigail Taylor would argue that this is an urban legend.

And also again, as a former pool tech, there can certainly be suction on the bottom drain during normal operation. For one, older pools and some pool owners use the bottom drain to take sand off the pool floor. For two, even if the main drain is valved off, if the valve isn't closing properly then yes, there will be suction, and yes you can be eviscerated or held against the bottom by the pressure.


You are talking about very old pools. My drains are not used at any time except when the valves are placed in the correct position and the filter is properly set. Vacuuming the pool is accomplished via a connector in the skimmer and the the flow is increased for this. THe supplemental pump outlet can also be used. I have my cleaning robot attached to it. The drain covers are designed to dissipate the suction better.

Abigail Taylor was in a old pool when the drain pump was operating --- a major no-no. The case lead to new, tougher federal regulations on pool safety, so that such things cannot happen again. Older public pools had to be updated to comply to new regulations. Swimmers may not be in the pool during any maintenance operations. Private pools requiring new pumps and filtering systems must be updated to meet the regs too. This happened 11 years ago. Abigail's case is the one and only like it, though the potential certainly existed. However, all other such "reports" of this are urban myths.

16 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
MeanJean     
Elegy
CSB:
When I worked as a pool tech, they told me it was important to replace the bottom drain cover if it ever broke off. This was because if someone floated down to the bottom and sat on the drain, and it made a seal around their butt, the pump pressure would promptly eviscerate that person by sucking their intestines out through their arsehole.

I also got to see a neat install that the boss did at a personal-injury lawyer's house. The boss built the lawyer's pool with four bottom drains, as extra insurance that something like this never, ever happened to the lawyer's family.

/CSB


Gah.

By the way, the guy who wrote Guts said it was based on a true story and that he met the dude it happened to.

16 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
PapaChester     
Haven't people been getting injured by pool drain for, like, decades now? WTF is wrong with people?

Suction can hurt you, welcome to the middle east circa 1206 AD.

16 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
fickenchucker     
Belly rings are trashy, even by porn standards. The fewer walking Earth with them the better.

16 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
BarkingUnicorn     

JackieRabbit:

Abigail Taylor was in a old pool when the drain pump was operating --- a major no-no. The case lead to new, tougher federal regulations on pool safety, so that such things cannot happen again. Older public pools had to be updated to comply to new regulations. Swimmers may not be in the pool during any maintenance operations. Private pools requiring new pumps and filtering systems must be updated to meet the regs too. This happened 11 years ago. Abigail's case is the one and only like it, though the potential certainly existed. However, all other such "reports" of this are urban myths. ...


Abigail was injured in 2007 and she was NOT the only confirmed case. Link You are thinking of Valerie Lakey, who was eviscerated in 1993 by a pump system made by the same company. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Children's Health reported a third case in 2002.

16 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
hasty ambush     

PapaChester: Haven't people been getting injured by pool drain for, like, decades now? WTF is wrong with people?

Suction can hurt you, welcome to the middle east circa 1206 AD.


Obviously government has ignored this threat to the populace and should have moved years ago to ban swimming pools with suction devices.

They moved to protects us from the peril that is buckyballs why not swimming pool suction?

16 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
LewDux     

MythDragon: Meh
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..so very scared..

16 Nov 2012 11:45 AM
Elegy     

BarkingUnicorn: JackieRabbit:

Abigail Taylor was in a old pool when the drain pump was operating --- a major no-no. The case lead to new, tougher federal regulations on pool safety, so that such things cannot happen again. Older public pools had to be updated to comply to new regulations. Swimmers may not be in the pool during any maintenance operations. Private pools requiring new pumps and filtering systems must be updated to meet the regs too. This happened 11 years ago. Abigail's case is the one and only like it, though the potential certainly existed. However, all other such "reports" of this are urban myths. ...

Abigail was injured in 2007 and she was NOT the only confirmed case. Link You are thinking of Valerie Lakey, who was eviscerated in 1993 by a pump system made by the same company. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Children's Health reported a third case in 2002.


There have also been at least three reported cases in Australia of children being eviscerated.

Seriously, why do people have such a difficult time believing this happens?

16 Nov 2012 11:58 AM
The My Little Pony Killer     

Rufus Lee King: jigger: This is yet another reason why girls should give up the stupid belly button rings. Seriously, they look like shiat.

Got to go ahead and agree on this one. The nose and eyebrow rings don't help either, especially on waitresses while I'm trying to eat.


Stop trying to eat your waitresses then.

Or better yet, take your business to a restaurant that is willing to enforce the dress code that YOU want to see.

16 Nov 2012 12:02 PM
dabbletech     
Was pot involved?

16 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
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