Safe Electricity is warning Illinoisans to be careful when hitting the water this summer.
According to Safe Electricity CEO Molly Hall, few people are aware of the risk of drowning after a jolt from electronically charged water.
If you enter water and feel a jolt, head to shore immediately while avoiding avoid ladders or docks. To avoid being shocked trying to help, onlookers should try not enter the water. Instead, they should locate the source of the power and shut it off.