A Texas teen is currently in a medically induced coma after being sucked into a water park drain.
KHOU reports 14-year-old Caden Strimple was at the Fun Town Water Park in Crystal Beach when the incident occurred. Authorities say the boy was apparently sucked into the drain after picking up the drain grate in dare gone wrong and suffered severe internal injuries. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a statement that someone attempted to turn the pump off but was not quick enough to prevent the Strimple’s injuries.
“Even after they turned the pump off, there was still a suction keeping him down”
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Reports say Strimple was conscious while being escorted to an ambulance and apologized to his father for the incident.
“He told his dad, ‘I love you, sorry it happened,”
“He was able to stand up. They walked him away from the area to the gurney to get into the ambulance.”
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He was transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch and listed in critical condition. A statement was not released by the water park.
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