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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