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Another hot snatch electrocuted

My first thought was Darwin Award. But he was not at fault.

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by Anonymousreply 39July 8, 2024 1:37 PM

An Electrified lake??

by Anonymousreply 1July 8, 2024 12:50 AM

[quote] An Electrified lake??

Yes, I’m electrifying, if you believe my lies.

by Anonymousreply 2July 8, 2024 12:55 AM

Why was a lake electrified?

by Anonymousreply 3July 8, 2024 12:55 AM

Now I have to worry if a lake has faulty wiring?

by Anonymousreply 4July 8, 2024 12:56 AM

The lake owner must really hate fish.

by Anonymousreply 5July 8, 2024 12:57 AM

There was an exposed wire from a private dock near where they jumbled into the water. No way to know that before it's too late.

by Anonymousreply 6July 8, 2024 12:58 AM

Those homeowners are going to have one huge lawsuit.

by Anonymousreply 7July 8, 2024 12:59 AM

It’s electric!!!

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by Anonymousreply 8July 8, 2024 1:01 AM

Just don't be the first one to jump in, R4.

by Anonymousreply 9July 8, 2024 1:02 AM

His Friends were electrocuted too, R9 but somehow survived it.

by Anonymousreply 10July 8, 2024 1:03 AM

That's scary. Poor kid had just graduated in May.

by Anonymousreply 11July 8, 2024 1:27 AM

Murdoch NY Post links give clickdollars and SEO to people who hate gays.

by Anonymousreply 12July 8, 2024 1:32 AM

Engineer/electrician gays explain to me how a single faulty … whatever could electrify an entire lake. Does it not get diluted by the sheer volume of water (it is a big lake)?

by Anonymousreply 13July 8, 2024 1:40 AM

R13 oh my. Water is the perfect host for electricity. Electricity currents take the path of least resistance. Water embodies that. Haha. See what I did there.

by Anonymousreply 14July 8, 2024 1:43 AM

Electrical* currents

by Anonymousreply 15July 8, 2024 1:44 AM

R13 - it looks to be a reservoir, so yeah - big and deep.

I don't understand either. Water isn't a great conductor of electricity - the minerals in it are.

Seems like it would spread on the top - and he just had the bad luck to jump in when nothing else was on the water to conduct the current?

Still - big lawsuit here. That poor family - going home to Colorado with one less person.

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by Anonymousreply 16July 8, 2024 1:46 AM

Trump was right after all!

by Anonymousreply 17July 8, 2024 1:47 AM

Watt the fuck?

by Anonymousreply 18July 8, 2024 1:51 AM

It’s exactly like static electricity in your body.

You don’t get shocked until your finger (the positive) gets close enough to the doorknob (the negative), where the energy wants to flow next. In the water, you’re the grounding object and the source of the charge is usually a boat in a lake, or a light when in a pool. The greater the charge, the further it can travel through the water to pass into you. The distance is governed by a ratio between the amount of charge and the resistance of whatever is between the positive and negative poles.

This is why you should never jump into the water of a marina or near an electrified dock, or swim near lots of boats. If you feel tingling or numbness in the water, swim in the direction you came from and get out of the water ASAP.

Most people who die from being electrocuted in water don’t flail around and make sounds like you would expect. The electricity just silently paralyzes them and they sink below the surface.

Few boat owners have any idea that they have an electrical problem because their boats ground into the water and don’t trip any breaker until it’s a large problem and blows fuses. Ferrous metal boats have to have sacrificial parts under the water made of zinc to deal with the corrosion caused by these inevitable shorts in the water near them.

by Anonymousreply 19July 8, 2024 2:07 AM

R16, you’re kind of correct but not really. The minerals in the water are much more conductive, but water alone will conduct electricity if the charge is great enough to overcome the resistance (the term used to describe conductivity) in the amount of water between the positive and negative.

The rubber that insulates copper wires in your house will conduct electricity but does it so poorly compared to the copper it’s wrapped around that the resistance is too great for the electricity to pass through it. The copper wire is the “path of least resistance.”

by Anonymousreply 20July 8, 2024 2:21 AM

The intellect of this electrician or engineer is sexy.

by Anonymousreply 21July 8, 2024 2:23 AM

[quote] going home to Colorado with one less person.


by Anonymousreply 22July 8, 2024 2:28 AM

Was the water brackish?

by Anonymousreply 23July 8, 2024 2:28 AM

Thank you R21, I have an iron boat and got my Marine Electrician and Corrosion Specialist certifications when I was first getting into it and working as a dock master for my building’s docks.

We were in the middle of a downtown bar area and drunk kids would always try to go onto the docks and inevitably some guy would jump in the water. I had two who didn’t come back up and I believe this is what happened to both of them. You can test the water and see the charge but it’s almost impossible to find the exact boat it is coming from and even then, finding the fault on the boat is just as hard.

by Anonymousreply 24July 8, 2024 2:32 AM

It's probably a bad dick electrical connection, not from a boat, a bad wiring job, if a professional did it, watch out, probably a homeowner.

by Anonymousreply 25July 8, 2024 3:52 AM

The title of thread is pure false advertising. Thanks for getting my hops up FOR NOTHING OP you jerk. 😆

by Anonymousreply 26July 8, 2024 3:55 AM

[quote]going home to Colorado with one less person. Fewer!—Nancy Lee Grahn


"A singular noun indicates that there is only one of that person, place, thing, or idea. Less equates to saying not as much, and should be used with these types of nouns."

by Anonymousreply 27July 8, 2024 4:02 AM

[quote]There was an exposed wire from a private dock near where they jumped into the water. No way to know that before it's too late.

This is how Julia Garner's character kills two guys in the first season of Ozark. Second one dies when he attempts to help the first one by grabbing him.

by Anonymousreply 28July 8, 2024 4:02 AM

Sorry kittydyke, R26. I did not know snatch had another meaning. I grew up with Datalounge, you know.

by Anonymousreply 29July 8, 2024 12:03 PM

Wie R24 are you telling me that this is a common and well known problem? Getting electrified close to a dock or marina? I have never heard of this .

by Anonymousreply 30July 8, 2024 12:12 PM
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by Anonymousreply 31July 8, 2024 12:26 PM

So if lightning strikes the beach, am I gonna die?

by Anonymousreply 32July 8, 2024 12:29 PM

The NY Trump Post loves sad

by Anonymousreply 33July 8, 2024 12:30 PM

It was a plot point in Ozark.

by Anonymousreply 34July 8, 2024 12:39 PM

R34, are you also R28?

by Anonymousreply 35July 8, 2024 12:55 PM

People say "like" way too much. Either it is or it isn't folks. Every other word is "like". Valley speak is out of control:

“Ever since I first met that kid, I mean, he’s like one of a kind,” friend Alex Schwab told KDVR. “You see him and you just, like, he always has a smile on his face.”

“Still can’t even like process it. I’m so upset by it,” he added.

by Anonymousreply 36July 8, 2024 1:24 PM

“Like” has no meaning in these examples. It’s a space-filler, like “um.”

by Anonymousreply 37July 8, 2024 1:29 PM

The dad was hotter.

by Anonymousreply 38July 8, 2024 1:36 PM

It’s a linguistic pause, an important part of speech

by Anonymousreply 39July 8, 2024 1:37 PM
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