Three boy scouts were electrocuted when their catamaran mast struck a live power line.
WHAT IS IT?
Electric shock drowning occurs when an electrical current, most often from a short circuit in electrical wiring of a dock, boat, or pump, spreads through the water.
SWIMMING POOL STATISTICS
21 deaths related to swimming pool electrocutions have been recorded since 2002.
(U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission).
Fourth Child Dies After Missouri, Tennessee Lake Electrocutions
2 children and an adult died from electrocution while swimming at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Last summer, another swimmer died in Lake of the Ozarks. Blame landed on shoddy wiring and lack of regulation.
Alabama teenager shocked while climbing a dock’s aluminum fence in Smith Lake.
How to protect yourself from electrocution or shock in the pool
How to prevent electric
shock drowning in lakes
Lake Electrocution Examples
Look out for underwater lights that are not working property, flicker or work intermittently.
Know where all the electrical switches and circuit breakers are around your pool & lake.
Do not swim during or after thunderstorms.
Use battery-operated appliances instead of cord-connected appliances in and around your pool.
Designate a Water Watcher to supervise children in the water .