Electric Shock Drowning  (ESD)


The combination of humans (or pets), water and electricity can be deadly.  This  site promotes electrical safety-related information and actions for use wherever electricity is used in, on, over, or near a body of water (lake, river, canal, pool, pond, etc.).  Adherence will serve to minimize the risk of an electric shock drowning death or in-water electrocution.

This site supports and augments the Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association by providing localized information and support in the greater Minnesota and Wisconsin area.  See the links provided at the bottom of this page for the ESDPA and similar web sites.


What is Electric Shock Drowning?

Responding to an ESD Incident -- A Must Read

US Power Squadron District 10 Electric Shock Drowning Awareness Initiative

Documents and Reference Materials

2017 National Electrical Code

Contribute to the Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association at www.gofundme.com
 -- The ESDPA is a 501c3 entity and sends acknowledgement of contributions for tax purposes


"Big Lake Death Shines Spotlight on Electric Shock Drowning"  WCCO TV Ch 4


Ed Lethert offers presentations on Electric Shock Drowning and is available to interested groups.
Contact Ed at elethert7408@comcast.net or call 612-670-9801


For additional information on Electric Shock Drowning, visit the following web sites:

There are many ESD-related sites -- Search for "Electric Shock Drowning" or "ESD"


Send questions or comments to Ed Lethert at elethert7408@comcast.net


Updated on July 31, 2016