What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

Electric shock drowning is an unseen danger in marinas and boatyards, but new legislation is beginning to turn the tide.

"The list on my site isn’t current,” David Rifkin says, “but I can send you an updated version.” He’s referring to a Microsoft Word document titled “Electric Shock Drowning Incident List,” and as its name suggests, it’s a somber affair.

May 20, 2013 – Grayson County, Ky. … A 36-year-old man … jumped into the water when [his] dog was having problems. Witnesses report the man’s eyes rolled back, and he went under the water suddenly.

July 4, 2012 – Lake of the

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