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 on Article 555 -- Marinas, Boatyards, etc.
Order "No Swimming" Signs
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 conducts presentations on Electric Shock
Drowning and is available to interested groups.
Contact Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-670-9801
For additional information on Electric Shock Drowning, visit the following web sites:
Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association at www.electricshockdrowning.org
BoatUS Electric Shock Drowning Resource Center at www.boatus.com/seaworthy/ESD.asp
Quality Marine Services, LLC at
(see the "ESD", "Safety", and "Documents" pages)
There are many ESD-related sites -- Search for "Electric Shock Drowning" or "ESD"
Send questions or comments to Ed Lethert at email@example.com
Updated on March 27, 2017