Transcript for Pool Drain Danger and Keeping Safe
Tonight music superstar usher is living a cautionary tale for every one of us. His son was injured after being trapped under water by the suction from a swimming pool drain. As we've reported often here, these drains are so powerful, adults cannot pull the child free. Here's abc's david wright. Reporter: He's a 5-year-old boy with a world famous father. Hip hop superstar usher. Today young usher raymond the fifth is luck to be alive. According to the atlanta police when he became stuck in the drain of the pool. His frantic aunt called 911. My nephew was in the pool. He went and I couldn't get him. I tried to get him and they got him. They're doing cpr on him. Pool drains are dangerous as seen in this government safety video. Look how the suction holds down that ball. Even a grown man can't pull it out. The consumer product safety commission sound that over a ten year period 80 people why injured, a dozen died, most kids. Among the tragedies 7-year-old graham bake. She got trapped at a pool party in virginia and died in her mother's arms. There aren't words to describe it. I kept pulling at her, never understanding what it was that was holding her down. Reporter: Her grandfather happened to be former secretary of state james baker who used his considerable influence to help beat the lobbyists and change the law. New safer drain covers are now required in all public pools, but many older pools and a lot of back yard pools still don't have them. It's not yet known if usher's pool had one of the newer covers but the good news is his son is expected to make a full recovery. We certainly hope so. Now tonight we have an
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