Orlando, Fl (The Journal) – Authorities say an 11-year-old New York girl was electrocuted while trying to retrieve a ball from a pond at a time-share resort’s miniature golf course near Orlando.
Orange County deputies say Ashton Jojo cried out in pain Wednesday afternoon as she stepped into the 2-foot-deep pond. Orange Lake Resort guest Christopher Burges of Alabama heard her screams and tried to rescue her. He was also injured.
The girl died shortly after arriving at Florida Hospital Celebration.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that a medical examiner confirmed electrocution as the cause of death Thursday. Inspectors said it appears that electrical breakers for the pond’s pump were improperly replaced.
Girl survives but her horse dies of electrocution
Moscow, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian schoolgirl was injured but the horse she was riding died after both of them suffered an electric shock.
According to Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid, the horse that the girl was riding stepped on a buried electrical cable in Moscow.
The incident occurred Saturday evening when 15-year-old Maria Vorontsova decided to go horse riding with a friend in Moscow.
The girls hired horses at a private stable. They were riding around the streets of a residential district when they decided to bypass a pool and the horses stepped onto a grass lawn.
“The ground was wet and my horse stumbled, then the animal stepped over something, and started shaking. It fell down and I was unable to get out from under it,” Vorontsova said.
The girl received an electric shock. She was taken to hospital with heart rhythm disorder. “The electric shock also provoked an epileptic seizure,” a doctor said.