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Complaint: Multiple Code Violations Led To Greenwich Child Drowning, January 2008

November 12, 2013 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The parents of a boy who drowned after his arm got trapped in a powerful suction drain

in their swimming pool sued Monday, alleging that the pool violated safety requirements designed in response

to a rash of similar tragedies.

The lawsuit was filed in Stamford Superior Court by Brian and Karen Cohn of Greenwich against the town of

Greenwich, Shoreline Pools and others.

Police said the Conn’s 6-year-old son, Zachary, was trapped when his arm became stuck in an intake valve on the

wall in the deep end. Water entering an intake valve is pumped through the filtering system under suction before

being pumped back into the pool.

When he got trapped under water on July