Swimmer dies after being electrically shocked

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 7:47 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Laurel County man has been fatally shocked while swimming in Lake Cumberland.

According to WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/13kUUSM ) in Lexington, the incident killed 34-year-old Kevin Short, who was swimming with family members over the weekend.

Pulaski County Deputy Coroner Danny Karriker said Short took hold of aluminum ladder at a private dock and it touched a frayed electrical cord, electrocuting him.

Karriker said Short was able to push his young son onto the dock to safety. Several people tried to reach Short, but were also shocked.

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Information from: WKYT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com

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