Girl electrocuted in pool in Syracuse

By WKTV News

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Syracuse say a 12-year-old girl has died after being electrocuted in an inflatable swimming pool.

The accident happened at 7:15 last night. Police say the girl was filling the pool with water in her back yard when she picked up an extension cord or an electric pump that was plugged in to an outlet.

Witnesses told police the girl, Paige Scheel, started shaking and fell into the pool.

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