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Monday, August 6, 2012
Drought Problem: Electrical Shock
Here's a drought problem I've never encountered before: Electrocutions and electrical shocks at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
GRAVOIS ARM OF LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO. -- When Valerie Smith reached for the swim ladder to get out of the water at her family’s lake home on a recent day, an electrical jolt shot all the way up her arm.
She splashed away from the dock and yelled for her husband swimming nearby. Pete, as husbands do, had to see for himself. Same thing, same shock.
Knowing that three people had already been killed by electrocution this summer at Lake of the Ozarks, the couple swam to a neighbor’s dock and scampered out of the water.
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/08/04/3743746/after-dockside-electrocutions.html#storylink=omni_popular#storylink=cpy