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Kids shocked swimming in pool, rushed to hospital

A witness said a boy was using a metal ladder to climb out of the water when he was shocked

NBC Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A Friday afternoon swim in a Philadelphia city-owned pool ended with a trip to the hospital for three kids after they were shocked by an electrical current.

Witnesses say about 20 people were splashing around in the O'Connor Pool at 26th and South Streets in the Graduate Hospital section of the city around 1:15 p.m. when the children were hit by the electricity.

A mother, who saw the shocking take place, said a boy was using a metal ladder to climb out of the water when the current went through him. A girl was hurt moments later, she said.

Full story: Kids Shocked Swimming in Philly Pool, Rushed to Hospital

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