GREENWICH - Following yesterday’s near drowning of Usher’s son, News 12 Connecticut spoke to a local mother who lost her child in a similar accident.

Karen Cohn, of Greenwich, lost her 6-year-old son, Zachary, back in 2007 when he was pulled underwater by a pool drain. She says the current was so strong that they could not pull Zachary out even with her husband's help.

Police say Usher’s son was also stuck in a pool drain.

After her son’s death, Cohn started the ZAC Foundation to help educate people about pool safety and what she calls drain entrapment.

According to Cohn, her pool was not built up to code, and the owner of the company that built it has since faced criminal charges in connection to her son's death.