Thursday, September 21, 2023


How to prevent being electrocuted while swimming

In this segment from The RV Show USA, RV electricity expert Mike Sokol explains how someone can easily be shocked or electrocuted while swimming near a dock where a boat’s electrical hookup is miswired.

And it’s not just the fact that someone can die from such a shock, but the way they die that’s the scariest. You’ve likely never heard this before.

Watch the 10-minute video below.

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  1. Over 50 years ago I was with a friend and his father anger we were installing a small boat dock for the fathers boss at Lake Wallenpaupack in NE PA. Why friend n I were in the water and as we moved back from the dock we were installing we both felt slight tingling. We both thought it was from using muscles we never use,but we told his dad. He told us not to move and he got a long wooden pole to pull us out of the lake. I have never forgotten that trip.

  2. You would think some sort of sensor or GFI breaker could be installed to detect the presence of electricity in the water at boat docks and shut the flow down. There must be more to it. This is too simple.


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