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Electric Shock Drowning (ESD)

Electric shock drowning, or ESD, has gained nationwide attention over the last few years due to high-profile incidents that have led to deaths, mostly among children and young adults.

A number of factors contribute to the ESD problem, but the main cause is faulty wiring that causes electric current to leak into the water. ESD can occur in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boats and in the waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps. 

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