11-year-old girl electrocuted when electric line snaps, sends current into pool
LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Authorities in Davidson County are investigating the
death of an 11-year-old Lexington girl who was electrocuted in a pool.
The Dispatch of Lexington reports that Lauren Cecil died when an
electric line snapped and fell into a parking lot at the swim club where
she was practicing with her team. The line sent a high voltage current
into the pool.
Two girls were able to jump out of the pool, but Lauren grabbed the pool ladder.
Eyewitnesses said attempts to rescue the girl Tuesday were hampered
because electricity continued to shock lifeguards who were trying to
pull Lauren from the water.
Davidson County Fire Marshall Brad Needham said investigators from
several agencies are trying to determine how the electricity was
diverted into the water after the power line snapped.