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Paramedics free man stuck in pool

Published Oct. 7, 2005

Police and paramedics made an early morning call to a motel to free a man whose penis was caught in a swimming pool suction fitting.

A clerk at the Scottish Inn motel made a 911 call at 4:45 a.m. Friday, saying the 33-year-old man was trapped in the swimming pool.

"As I approached the man," a police officer wrote in his report, "I could see his pants were down to his knees and his penis was stuck in a suction hole located on the north-side wall of the swimming pool."

A police officer identified the man as Robert Scott Cheuvront of Lakeland.

The pool's pump was shut off before paramedics arrived, but the man still could not free himself because his penis had become swollen in the small hole that serves as part of the pool's filtration system.

Paramedics inserted a lubricant around the suction fitting, and after about 40 minutes, authorities were able to free the man.

The man, who had rented a room at the motel, told police he had gone swimming around 12:30 a.m. He was discovered more than four hours later.

He was treated at Lakeland Regional Medical Center and released with bruised genitalia.