Australian man and son electrocuted while trying to fix a pool pump

By Alice Richard
Thursday, 17 August, 2017

An Australian man and his son have been electrocuted after the man attempted to fix a pool pump at his home in Thailand. Andrew Fenwick died from an electric shock while trying to repair the pump and his son, Jason, was electrocuted shortly afterwards while trying to help him, The Sydney Morning Herald has reported.

Security guards at the housing estate in southern Rayong province were alerted to the deaths when Fenwick’s other son, four-year-old Justin, ran out of the house and told them about the incident.

Before retiring to Thailand, Fenwick spent more than 30 years working around the world as a construction manager.

“This is terrible. I’m heartbroken. My husband and son gone at the same time,” Fenwick’s wife, Somrudi Krailob Fenwick, reportedly told local media. “Andrew was so confident with tools; he was an engineer. I don’t know how this has happened.”

The bodies have been sent to the Institute of Forensic Science for further examination.

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