Woman electrocuted in Lake of the Ozarks

Sunday, July 8, 2012 | 9:16 p.m. CDT; updated 3:50 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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COLUMBIA — Another person has died of electrocution while swimming in the Lake of the Ozarks — a 26-year-old woman who apparently touched a dock after feeling electricity in the water.

Two children who were swimming near her swam away from the dock and were not injured, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul Reinsch said Sunday evening.

"We want to educate people that if they feel electricity in the water to swim away from the dock," Reinsch said.

The incident occurred at the Dry Branch Cove in Morgan County about 7:45 p.m. Saturday, three days after two children from Ashland were electrocuted while swimming at Gravois Arm.

Reinsch said there had reportedly been problems with the Dry Branch Cove dock earlier in the week, but he said he had not yet spoken to investigators in detail about Saturday's fatal accident. He said the highway patrol would likely release the identity of the woman Monday morning, along with a fuller description of what happened.



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