California Dad dies after rescuing children from electrified pool

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- A California man died Sunday after he was electrocuted in a family swimming pool, according to KESQ.

According to the Palm Springs Police Department, 43-year-old James Tramel dove into the pool to save children who had been shocked and were turning blue.

The man died at a local hospital. A 9-year-old girl who he was trying to rescue remains in critical condition and a 10-year-old girl is in stable condition.

Four other people were treated and released.

Stephen Little, who has been working with pools for more than 16 years, said inspections on a pools electrical work should be done twice a year.

"Lights are required by national electric code to be grounded and bonded, and that is one of the primary things that should be inspected at least twice a year," he said.

Little added that if the GFI is working properly it should shut off power to the pool if there is a problem.

A total of seven people were shocked during the Easter Sunday pool party.

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