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Disabled Man Nearly Drowns in City Pool


A disabled man and his guardian are suing a Chicago city pool for a near drowning accident. Furthermore, Olutosin Ali, the disabled adult, and his guardian, Olufumiola Ali both filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against the Chicago Park district for negligence.

In addition the complaint, which was filed in July, states Olutosin was at a summer day camp at the Palmer Park Water Slides when lifeguards found him nearly drowning. In the suit it is alleged that the defendant failed to do the following:

  • Properly supervise the disabled man and other camp goer’s
  • Warn the disabled man about pool dangers
  • Properly staff the pool
  • Failure to monitor disabled while in the pool
  • Failure to inform staff about keeping a disabled personal supervised while in the pool

Likewise, in the complaint it states that the monitors returned to find Ali near drowning which now has resulted injuries to his head, limbs, body, pain, suffering, medical expenses, and loss of income. The Ali’s are seeking over $100,000 in damages.

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