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Boy Gets Stuck In Swimming Pool Filter.

FORT MYERS, FL -- Rescuers carved through concrete for two hours Thursday to save a three-year-old boy whose arm was stuck in a pool skimmer.

Gabriel Furr was sitting near the side of the pool when his arm became stuck.

The child's mother in was the Marsh Landing Clubhouse pool with him when he stuck his arm into the skimmer.

The biggest worry for the firefighters was maintaining Gabriel's body temperature while they tried to free him with air chisels and concrete saws.

They were also worried about hurting his arm as they chipped away at the outside of the pool to free him.

Gabriel was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with a piece of the pipe still around his arm.

Doctors have since removed the pipe and Gabriel is now in good condition.

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Added: Nov-9-2007 
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  • lol, sad, but I was just funny his sister saying that heard that people get sucked by those things, lol. Poor boy!

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  • A while back some guy got his d1ck caught in one.
    I guess the Fool thought he'd get a BJ from the pool and got stuck.
    He had to call for help.

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  • is his hand okay? where was his mother?!!?!?!?!?

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  • StephWuzHere: "is his hand okay? where was his mother?!!?!?!?!?"
    Yeah, if you read the introduction it says he was delivered to the hospital with a pipe on his hand, which was removed there.

    So everybody is going well, (except for the owner of the pool, giggle )

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  • Why are there no gaurds on those things?

    Most public pools now have intake gaurds to protect against suction accidents, so why not the skimmers?

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  • dynadude: "Why are there no gaurds on those things?

    Most public pools now have intake gaurds to protect against suction accidents, so why not the skimmers?"
    I think it's because of different functon. The ones people gets their guts sucked through are the circulatory drains at the bottom and actually have some real power to them. The skimmers are to remove debris like bugs and leaves, so a quard would defeat the purpose. Although you think they could put one on the would at least p More..

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  • this sucks

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