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Police release last text from girl electrocuted in bathtub

Police release last text from girl electrocuted in bathtub

The young girl was apparently unaware the cord had frayed, and the electrocution occurred when she touched that portion of the cord while she was still in the bath water.

"When you use and (SIC) extension cord so you can plug your phone in while you're in the bath", 14-year-old Madison Coe texted to a friend shortly before her tragic death, NBC11 reported.

Experts say that extension cords make the situation more unsafe because water could be on the floor, where the extension cord is also lying.

Her family agreed to release the chilling photo in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of using electronic devices near water so that others don't make the same mistake.

The Texas teen plugged the charger into an extension cord so that she could stay connected to the device while taking a bath at her father's house in Lovington, N.M., on July 9.

She was spending the summer with her dad in Lovington when the fatal accident took place, before heading back to Houston, where her mom lives, to start high school. Additional investigation was conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Lovington Police Department and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. "It's not uncommon for her to spend two hours to two and a half hours in the bathtub", explained her stepmother, Felisha Owens. There she played on the girl's basketball team and in the band.

Her phone had reportedly fallen into the bathtub and Madison was found with a burn mark on her hand.

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The girl was visiting New Hampshire from Colorado with her parents and sibling, the girl's grandfather told WMUR. Bridgewater police and fire and Bristol fire all responded to the scene.

'She was very smart.

"She was such a bright, vibrant, very intelligent, loving, caring young lady", O'Guinn-Downs said.

"She was just sweet to everybody and everybody loved".

'This is such a tragedy that doesn't need to happen to anyone else, ' she told KCBD.

'We need to be aware.

Some assumed that the victim, Madison Coe, dropped her phone in the bathtub, but police revealed that the girl's phone was never submerged in the water.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for anyone who would like to help the family with medical and funeral expenses.


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