Editor's Note: This story originally published the name of the 9-year-old girl who was electrocuted Sunday while swimming. ABC10 has removed the child's name from the story based on the family's request.

UPDATE: 5 a.m.

The 9-year-old girl who was electrocuted Sunday while swimming in a Citrus Heights pool was identified by the Sacramento County Coroner. 

According to Citrus Heights Police officials, the young girl was swimming with a friend when she touched a hot wire on a recessed light in the pool that was being fixed.

The young girl was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The friends was not injured.


A 9-year-old girl died from apparent electrocution while swimming in a pool at a home in Citrus Heights on Sunday, police said.

Emergency crews with Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department were called out Sunday afternoon on a report of an electrocution or drowning at a home near Interstate 80 and Antelope Road, according to Citrus Heights police.

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First responders tried to revive the girl at the home before she was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police officers conducting a follow-up investigation believe construction work on a canned recess light in the pool is what caused the accident. According to investigators, the girl was swimming when she contacted a hot wire on the light.

Investigators said the girl was swimming with a friend at the time of the accident. That friend was not injured.

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