Electric Shock Drowning

West Virginia Divison of Natural Resources

  The Stonewall Jackson Lake Marina is pulling the plug on its electrical boat slips later this year.

Spokesman Steve Ludwig says the marina can't afford the cost of upgrades required by a state law passed in 2013.

Ludwig tells The Exponent Telegram that the marina will disconnect 92 electrical boat slips on Dec. 1.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting / West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings in Pittsburgh on planned regulations to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Federal regulators are releasing new regulations to close loopholes in the mine inspection process. West Virginia lawmakers expalin why they decided to delay the implementation of a marina inspection law that could save lives and Mountain Stage's 800th show features Dave Mason and his hit "We Just Disagree."

Educating About Electric Shock Drowning: One Mom's Mission

Aug 1, 2014
A wooden dock juts out into a lake
Sarah Lowther Hensley

A new law designed to keep West Virginians safe around boating docks and marinas was originally supposed to go into effect August 1, 2014, but has been delayed until January 1, 2015. The Michael Cunningham Act was passed last year, after a Bridgeport teenager was killed as a result of Electric Shock Drowning.