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NC girl, 11, electrocuted in pool accident

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July 17, 2013 08:33 PM EST | AP


LEXINGTON, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the death of an 11-year-old Lexington girl who was electrocuted in a pool.

The Dispatch of Lexington reports (http://bit.ly/15HXShq) that Lauren Cecil died when an electric line snapped and fell into a parking lot at the swim club where she was practicing with her team. The line sent a high voltage current into the pool.

Two girls were able to jump out of the pool, but Lauren grabbed the pool ladder.

Eyewitnesses said attempts to rescue the girl Tuesday were hampered because electricity continued to shock lifeguards who were trying to pull Lauren from the water.

Davidson County Fire Marshall Brad Needham said investigators from several agencies are trying to determine how the electricity was diverted into the water after the power line snapped.

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Information from: The Dispatch, http://www.the-dispatch.com