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Parents Warn Against the Dangers of Lake Electricity After Daughter Is Killed

Carmen Johnson, 15, was a high school cheerleader who enjoyed life, got good grades and loved to be on the water.

It was a terrible accident on the water that took Carmen’s life on April 16, and her parents, Jimmy and Casey, are warning others about the potential dangers.

The Johnsons say Carmen, their youngest child, was electrocuted while swimming in the lake behind their home. Her parents told ABC News that the electrical currents came from rusty electrical work at the dock in their backyard.

It’s called electric shock drowning -- when a current, usually from a short circuit in the wiring of a dock, marina or boat, spreads through the water, and someone in the water is shocked and drowns.

Learn more by seeing the article at Good Morning America's video and article.

News & Events JAN 12th

FREE Author Guest Speaker Event

Saturday, February 2nd at 1pm, Ted Rulseh, author of "A Lakeside Companion," will give a talk at the Menomonie Public Library.  Bookends on Main (214 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751) is offering 10% off the book when you mention it's for the TMLIA author reading event!

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