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What If Wednesday: What Boat Owners Need to Know About Preventing Electric Shock Drowning

Hand of drowning manMedia coverage of several electric shock drowning (ESD) over the past few years has brought more attention to the danger that is present in freshwater when electricity from the docks and boats present leaks into the water. When this occurs, swimmers can be electrocuted and killed instantly, or incapacitated, making them incapable of swimming to safety and subsequently drowning.

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