Skip Nav Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a tragic incident of electrocution in a lake location where swimmers were exposed to electricity in the water due to faulty electrical wiring. It is imperative that boat owners hire licensed electricians to do the work necessary to keep swimmers and boaters electrically safe and free of the possibility of electrocution or of ESD (electric shock drowning). This information shares difference between the two and how to avoid it. Also discussed is the importance of GFCIs and what protection they provide in an electrical system for boats. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a boat owner and swimmer! Special Thanks to Lakeexpo.com, Beth Leonard, Tehnical Director of BoatUs and to Boat Us (Boat Owners Association of the United States) for the article, Dock Safety Stressed After 13-year-old reportedly electrocuted on Louisiana Lake.