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Kids in Miami electrically shocked in pool

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MIAMI (WSVN) - What started as a typical Sunday swim with kids enjoying the water became electrically charged.

It was fun in the sun at an apartment complex just north of Miami last month, until the pool became electrically charged.

One girl touched the handrail then suddenly froze after feeling the jolt. A man was shocked as he pulled her out of the water. Another girl appeared paralyzed as people ran to safety.

Diego Cabrera said his sister was blue. The video showed her grandfather coming to her rescue, yanking her from the water and getting shocked in the process.

Diego, 10, said he felt it, too, and spent several days in the hospital.

"I was in the pool and then the metal, the metal railing, I was swimming close to it and then I felt a shock," he said.

A preliminary investigation points to unconnected ground wires in the pool pump house. The pool passed a 40-year inspection last year. It also passed two health department inspections, both with requirements that the pool be up to electrical code.

The pool is still closed.
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