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Teen Survives Electrocution By Faulty Swimming Pool Light

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A 15-year-old girl taking a swim Saturday in the family's pool ended up in the hospital when she received a near-fatal shock from a faulty underwater light.

The teen was "swimming in the pool’s deep end when her limbs suddenly went numb," say authorities in Garden Grove, according to L.A. Now.

The girl's sister went in after her, and reports also feeling a shock in the water.

The teen was pulled out unconscious and without a pulse. She was revived and taken to UCI Medical Center, and is thankfully expected to fully recover.