Cellphone Electrocutes Girl in Bathtub

Cellphone Electrocutes Girl in Bathtub”

According to the Washington Post, the family of 14-year-old Madison Coe believe that her phone fell into the bathtub while she was bathing and killed her by electrocution.

"There was a burn mark on her hand, the hand that would have grabbed the phone", Madison's grandmother explained in an interview with local news station KCBD. The phone, which was a Samsung Edge Plus was plugged into a wall outlet and Madison's mother, Angela O'Guinn-Downs said that the phone had fallen into the tub.

But when she failed to emerge 20 minutes later, her father Logan Coe entered the bathroom and found her unresponsive in the water.

An investigation by the Lovington Police Department determined that the "initial evidence shows signs consistent with that of electrocution". "That was just very obvious that that's what had happened".

"There was a burn mark on her hand, the hand that would have grabbed the phone", O'Guinn said.

Madison, who lived in Lubbock, had just graduated the eighth grade at Terra Vista Middle School, where she was a basketball player and played tuba in the school band. "She had such a huge heart".

"She was such a bright, vibrant, very intelligent, loving, caring young lady", O'Guinn-Downs says of her daughter. "Always willing to help others".

A GoFundMe page has been set up to try to raise money to cover the costs "to ensure all their expenses are covered so they may worry about coping with the loss and not the money".

Mr O'Guinn told KCBD that this kind of tragedy should not happen to anyone else.

"We want something good to come out of this, as awareness of not using your cellphone in the bathroom as its plugged in and charging", she said.

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