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No Marina Swimming

Swimming Near Boat Docks Claims More Lives.

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 20, 2017 – The fatalities over the weekend of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and 19-year-old young man in Ohio are bringing scrutiny to an age-old summer ritual that’s common on waterfronts across America, swimming near boat docks. Initial reports say the youngster died when touching a dock’s electrified boat lift, and the Ohio teen died as a result of dangerous electrical current in the water while trying to save his father and family dog that also appeared to be stricken by the electrical current. The BoatUS Foundation, the boating-safety arm of the nations’ largest recreational boat owners group, has some tips to prevent an electrocution tragedy.

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