Salma Bashir was just five years old when she went on vacation with her family to visit Alexandria, Egypt. She had been splashing around playing in the kiddie pool when she accidentally sat on the main suction valve. In an instant her whole life changed. Even though she screamed for help and the lifeguard on duty jumped right in to rescue her, it was too late.
When the lifeguard reached her, he couldn’t get her out. Salma’s father rushed over and tried to get her out of the pool as well, but the force from the suction valve was too strong. Finally, a couple of people were able to get her out of the pool, but the damage had already been done. When they carried her out of the water the full horror of her situation set in; her small intestines had been ripped out of her body by the pool suction. Read the full article here ▶