Electric shock in water can kill unless you take precautions with nearby wiring
An electric shock is an often overlooked threat to swimmers, a safety expert warns.
“Electric shock drowning can occur in any fresh body of water,” said Donald Burke, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Advanced Safety and Engineering Management program.
“Anywhere you may have an electrical device that has faulty or damaged wiring and equipment can cause the body of water to become energized. Then, when the human body comes into contact with that energized body of water, it overwhelms our body’s natural electrical signals