8-Year-Old Girl, 34-Year-Old Man Electrically Shocked While Swimming

The Pennsylvania girl and New Jersey man are both in critical condition.


A 34-year-old man is in critical condition after apparently receiving an electrical shock in a pool at Aztec Motel in Wildwood Crest, N.J. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

An eight-year-old girl from Pennsylvania and a 34-year-old man from New Jersey are in critical condition after being electrically shocked in swimming pools in two separate incidents.

The girl was one of eight children shocked in a backyard pool in Silver Spring Township on Sunday evening. She was found in cardiac arrest outside the pool at a home located on the first block of Rockledge Drive, Sgt. Jared Huff told PennLive. Police were called at 6:37 p.m., according to the story.

Huff said the incident occurred when a pool light was switched on, but the exact cause of the electrical malfunction is not yet known. A firefighter performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillator to revive the girl’s heart. She was then flown to Penn State Hersey in critical condition.

The other children did not require medical attention.

The incident comes just one day after a man is believed to have received an electrical shock while swimming in a motel pool in Wildwood Crest, N.J.

Greg Subiszak, of Fair Lawn, N.J., was found unconscious when a maintenance worker pulled him from the Aztec Motel pool at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Wildwood Crest Police Department told 6ABC.

A hotel guest performed CPR on Subiszak, who was taken to Cape May Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia in critical condition.

Police are investigating both incidents.

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