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Father Electrocuted in Swimming Pool

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A father was killed when he tried to save his daughter from being electrocuted in a swimming pool.

Details about the Fatal Electrocution Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that a father was killed in Southern California when he was attempting to save his 9-year-old daughter from being electrocuted in a swimming pool accident that happened on Easter Sunday.

The daughter of the man and five others were also injured in the accident that happened in Palm Springs. The young girl was still in critical condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Wednesday.

According to the police, 43-year-old Jim Tramel of Burlingame, California was pulled from the swimming pool on Sunday after jumping in to rescue his daughter. Tramel was then pronounced dead at the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.

Police initially received reports that two people had turned blue after jumping into a pool and responded to the call in the residential neighborhood at about 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Police in Palm Springs believe the accident is to blame on faulty wiring. An investigation is ongoing, but police have yet to conclude what caused the water to become electrified.

Important Information about Electrical Safety and Swimming Pools

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are many factors that pose a threat of wrongful deaths to people who own swimming pools:

  • From 2003-2014, there were a total of 14 fatalities related to electrocutions in swimming pools.

How can you tell is someone may be experiencing an electrical shock?

  • Swimmers may feel a tingling sensation in the water.
  • Muscle cramps may be experienced.
  • The swimmer may have difficulty moving or may not be able to move at all.
  • The feeling as if someone is holding them in place.


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