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Electricians Charged In Texas Hotel Pool Electrocution

HOUSTON (November 9, 2013) Houston police were looking Saturday for two electricians charged with criminally negligent homicide in a man's electrocution in a west Houston hotel swimming pool.

Jason Joseph Gorczyca and James Ray Pyle are wanted in connection with the Aug. 31 death of Raul Hernandez, 27.

A police statement says repair work was done in a "substandard fashion," leading to a pool light short that killed Hernandez.

Hernandez and his family were swimming at the Hilton Houston Westchase when the pool lights came on at dusk.

Other people in the pool began to complain of being shocked, and Hernandez swam to the deep end of the pool to help a child get out.

He needed help from bystanders to get out, and then went into cardiac arrest and died a short time later at a Houston hospital.


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