Summer is here and the Energy Education Council's program Safe Electricity is warning swimmers of the dangers of electric shock drowning or ESD. Many people are unaware of the risk of ESD, because there is no way to tell visually if water is electrified.
Safe Electricity Executive Director Molly Hall says that if you are in the water and feel a tingling or pulsing in the water, you should swim away from the energy source and towards shore. Hall talks about what you should do if you find yourself in electrified water
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Hall also had some advice for anyone on shore if they see someone in trouble in the water. Hall says onlookers should not go into the water themselves, as they could be shocked themselves, but instead try to find the power source and shut it off.