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NFPA Publishes Information on Electric Shock Drowning


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published a news item warning of the risks of electric shock drowning.

Electric shock drowning occurs when faulty wiring sends electric current into the water. The current can pass through the body, causing paralysis so that a person can no longer swim and drowns as a result. NFPA offers tips for swimmers, including never swim near a boat while it’s running, and immediately swim in a different direction and exit a pool if you feel a tingling sensation. They also provide tips for pool owners and boat owners, as well as an informational video on electric shock drowning.

See NFPA’s website to learn more.

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