How is it possible to get electrocuted while swimming at your local marina?
Well it can actually happen all too easily.
Here is what you need to know about the electrocution hazards of swimming near boats, marinas and docks.
Writing this little article came to mind when I recently went hiking trails near a local marina. There was a sign posted that stopped me in my tracks. I read it and pondered how could this be possible?
Well the short answer how the electric shock is possible can occur from faulty boat or dock wiring. A charge goes through the swimmer and paralyzes them. Drowning is but moments away when you can not move due to the electrical currents.
Never swim in a marina, by a dock or near any possible electrical source. For more information go to electricshockdrowning.org to be up to date on the dangers that might be in your local waters. Be safe.
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