(photo credit: Courtesy)
A five-year-old boy passed away on Thursday, three days after he received an
electric shock when he entered a swimming pool in Kiryat Motzkin.
said Itai Freum received the electrical shock the second he touched the water at
the Gali Gil pool on Monday, and almost drowned before he was pulled from the
water by bystanders and rushed to hospital in critical
Investigators are trying to determine whether the pool’s owner
was negligent, after their suspicions were raised that an electric cable
pump water over a mushroom-shaped installation had been left exposed.
electrical engineer who inspected the site for police said on Wednesday
manner in which the electric cable had been set up showed serious
attorney representing pool owner Gabi Ben-Galim on Wednesday took issue
allegation, saying that police did not allow an expert asked to check
on behalf of Ben-Galim to do so.
On Thursday, police said they will weigh
pursuing charges of negligent homicide against Ben-Galim.