Autopsy confirms teen lifeguard was electrocuted, drowned

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — An autopsy report confirms that a 17-year-old lifeguard was electrocuted and drowned earlier this year at a subdivision’s swimming pool.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports ( ) those findings were released last week in the death of Rachel Rosoff.

The teen died Sept. 3 at a subdivision swimming pool in Wake County. A review by county inspectors revealed the pool’s pump motor stopped working properly and a corroded wire prevented the flow of electricity that would have tripped a circuit breaker.

When the breaker failed to trip, the report says the electricity flowed into the pool water.

An attorney for Rosoff’s family says they continue to investigate the causes of her death and those responsible for it. State labor officials and Wake County deputies are also investigating.

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