(KDKZ-TV) As the warmer weather continues, boat dock owners are encouraged to take the necessary precautions to make their dock safe from stray electrical current.
Tingling and numbness in the extremities while swimming in the water has been a common statement made by individuals who survived incidents involving electrical current near docks. Swimming away from any dock suspected to be charged with electricity and getting out of the water is the safest course of action.
There are specific regulations on many of Missouri’s lakes. Dock owners should adhere to the regulations set forth by the dock permitting authority.
Life jackets are also a good choice when on or near a dock.