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Old 08-20-2017, 02:32 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by GFC View Post
We had an ESD a couple of weeks ago where a 15 year old boy jumped in the water and didn't resurface. Two of the firemen who responded also got shocked but were not seriously injured. It took awhile to shut off power to an adjacent pump station before they could enter the water to search for the body.

That brought up a question during the course of many discussions about ESD:
Why don't fish, beavers, otters and water birds (geese and ducks) have ESD problems?
Those animals especially fish can sense electric currents and I think either swim away. Or they shock a little and drift away then recover.
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