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Disabled Woman Drowns in Whirlpool Bath

Associated Press - June 7, 2013 7:43 am

Topeka police say a 36-year-old woman with severe physical disabilities drowned in a whirlpool bath at a group home.

Topeka police say a 36-year-old woman with severe physical disabilities drowned in a whirlpool bath at a group home.

Topeka police say a 36-year-old woman with severe physical disabilities drowned in a whirlpool bath at a group home.

Police Sgt. Jay Juhghans says the accident happened Thursday evening at Sunflower Support, a small home for people with severe physical disabilities.

Juhghans says a caregiver turned away momentarily while the woman was in the pool and she slipped into the water for only a short time.

Staff at the home attempted to resuscitate the woman but they and first responders were unable to revive her before she was taken to a Topeka hospital.