- Brain damage due to lack of oxygen,
- Broken bones due to violent contact with the bottom of the pool
- Evisceration, which is the partial or complete suction of the internal organs or bowels out of the body.
Heading to a swimming pool is a fun activity for the entire family. However, like most recreational activities, swimming in a pool does not come without risks of accidents and injury. One lesser-known type of accident that can cause severe injuries or even death is referred to as pool entrapment. Entrapment occurs when a person becomes trapped under the water due to suction from a pool drain. When water rushes out of a pool drain, it may create significant suction forces. If a swimmer gets caught in this suction, he or she may become trapped against the drain at the bottom of the pool. Even if the entrapment victim is able to break free from the drain prior to drowning, they often suffer severe injuries due to the suction. Such injuries may include: