Two Men Shocked In Florence Swimming Pool

User Profile You are signed in as

Edit Public Profile Sign Out


Change Region

Son jumps in electrified pool to save father in Florence; one dies

A father and son were hospitalized for treatment of electric shock injuries they sustained today in a pool at a Florence home.

Update: According to a report from news partner WHNT-19, ECM Memorial Hospital confirmed Friday evening that the older of the two men had died.

Crime Tape.jpg>File photo 

Witnesses told police a man was found unresponsive in a pool on the 100 block of Augusta Street before 1 p.m. and his adult son jumped in attempting to save him, Sgt. Brad Holmes said. The son described being "shocked" while in the pool, Holmes said.

"We can confirm that an electrical current was found in the swimming pool, however, the nature of the current is still under investigation," Holmes said in a news release. "It is our understanding that both men were resuscitated by medical personnel and are being transferred to acute care units within the hospital."

The names and ages of the victims haven't been released. Witnesses at the scene described the father as being at least 60 years old. The son was described as being in serious condition Friday evening, according to the WHNT-19 report.

The city's fire, building and electric departments are assisting police with the investigation.

"While we do not believe the incident is criminal in nature, we will continue to work with the family and city officials to determine the cause of the electrical current in the pool," Holmes said.

Additional information hasn't been released.

Source :

Son jumps in electrified pool to save father in Florence; one dies
Emergency crews respond to Florence home, 2 shocked in residential pool
Outrage as Swiss hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before swimming
Michael Barrymore: How the British TV king lost his crown
Book Excerpt: Eric Bolling's 'The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It'
Australian man and son die of electric shock while fixing pool pump in Rayong
Why do men testicles drop : duties of an embryologist
A hot destination: Radioactive Ukraine
North America: Dressel Does The Unthinkable On Day 7