11-year-old North Carolina girl electrocuted in pool during swim practice

Posted at 10:28 PM, Jul 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-17 22:30:11-04

Lexington, N.C. – An 11-year-old girl was killed after an electric line fell near a pool where she was swimming on Tuesday along with two others.

According to, the line snapped and fell near the parking lot while 11-year-old Lauren Cecil was still inside the pool.

The president of the swim club and another coach saw the wire and advised those swimming to get out of the pool for a minute

The other girls jumped out of the side where there was concrete, but Cecil grabbed a metal ladder when she was trying to get out.

The adults tried to rescue her, but they say the current was so strong they were also getting shocked. They used kick board to keep her head above the water until they could pull her out.

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