Electric shock drowning is a devastating marine problem that many people are sadly unfamiliar with. This type of drowning occurs when electricity seeps into water from boats or docks and incapacitates a victim who swims too close. This type of problem can be impossible to detect until it is too late. When swimming near boats or a docks there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid a tragedy.
1) Avoid swimming too close to docks or boats.
2) Do not allow roughhousing on docks
3) If tingles are felt in the water, swim further away from the dock
4) If another swimming becomes incapacitated, do not jump into the water after them, first shut off all power sources then reach or row to the person
5) Test boats and docks regularly for potential electricity leaks
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