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Investigators Searching for Current Source in Cherokee Lake

The state has received five reports of people feeling an electrical current in the water in the last few weeks.

Investigators from several agencies are still trying to figure out what's generating a small jolt in the water at Cherokee Lake in Tennessee.

According to a report from WIBR.com, the state has received five reports of people feeling an electrical current in the water in the last few weeks. The State Fire Marshal's Office, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Appalachian Electric utility company are searching for the source of the electrical current. Last week, crews began making adjustments to the underground electrical system in a lakeside neighborhood to see if it had an affect on the current in the water.

The Fire Marshal's office said readings have shown some electricity in the water, but at levels too low to cause injury. The highest reading has been around 4.5 V. Nonetheless, they will continue working to get rid of any voltage in the water and want people swimming and boating in the area to use caution.

 

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