Mother of school swimmer who drowned when pool was accidentally covered sues for $70M

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High School swimmers in Oregon were working to put a covering on a pool two years ago this November. One of them never came up again, claims a $70 million lawsuit filed last Tuesday.

According to the suit – filed by Patricia Maazouz in Multnomah County Circuit Court – her 14-year-old daughter Nabila Maazouz was instructed by coaches along with other swimmers to swim underwater in order to secure heavy ThermGuard pool covers over a large outdoor pool in Hillsboro, Ore., on Nov. 20, 2019.