“He lives to tell” and “he lives by a miracle” are the expressions heard around the dramatic moment starring an 8-year-old boy in Jaén, Spain.
The minor and his relatives experienced their worst nightmare while looking for another time at the municipal swimming pool of Ibros, Jaén, in Andalusia.
The pool treatment plant started sucking the child overnight and seriously affected him. “A real atrocity could have happened,” says Antena 3.
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what happened in the pool
On Tuesday afternoon, Blas’s family, as the little one is called, went to the municipal swimming pool in the hope that a good bath would dissipate the heat that had recently plagued the Spaniards.
“We were already gone, we liked the facilities,” says Blas’ mother, according to Antena 3.
Suddenly the scene broke out that filled them with fear. In the pool, Blas began to swing his arms “accelerated”.. They were moments of tension and impact (…) even the lifeguard himself did not know how to react”.
Encarni, the boy’s mother, said, “We don’t even know how it happened.”
My son got stuck underwater because the pool’s air purifier sucked him in and wouldn’t let him surface.
Encarni, mother of Blas,
Blas himself escaped from the strong current in which the treatment plant engulfed him.
Children in the pool, watch out!
‘My son came out of the pool pale’
The mother explained when she saw him out of the pool: “He was pale, with white lips and when we looked at his back, he had purple all over.”
An eight-year-old boy who was sucked into a swimming pool treatment plant in Jaén is rescued in extremis: “It’s a miracle he’s still alive” https://t.co/tipGYmYQ3M
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Thus, together with those present in the pool, he realized the strength of the team that was able to leave an impressive bruise on Blas’ back.
The dramatic moments occurred around 6 p.m., and according to Encarni, there were other kids in the pool. The height of the pool, cited in La Voz del Sur, is 49 centimeters.
The minor was taken to a hospital, where they confirmed the large size of the bruise on his back. They found Blas quite affected, nervous.
The family awaits answers to the serious incident that nearly killed Blas. As a first action, the Guardia Civil ordered the preventive closure of the place to promote the investigation.
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