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Update: Woman shocked while trying to help swimmers released from hospital

2:04 PM, Jul 6, 2010   |    comments
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According to UT Medical Center on Tuesday, Jewel McCollum, the woman most seriously injured in this accident, was released from the hospital. 

Officials at Blount Memorial Hospital say they cannot release information about Tiara Dunigan's condition.

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Three females were transported to the hospital for treatment of electrical shock Saturday afternoon.

According to a release, Tiara Dunigan, 20; Michele Renee Conner, 38; and a 12-year-old were swimming behind a houseboat when they were shocked by an unknown source. Conner dove underwater and swam away from the area. She received no medical treatment.

Dunigan was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital by ambulance. The 12-year-old was also taken by ambulance to UT Medical Center.

Jewel McCollum, 63, was on the houseboat and came outside to help when she heard the girls. It is unclear whether McCollum fell into the water or jumped in to help, however she was injured and taken by LifeStar to the UT Medical Center. According to UT Medical Center on Sunday, McCollum is  now in serious condition after being in criticial condition Saturday

The incident is still under investigation by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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According to officers, three victims were shocked from an electric current in a lake near International Harbor. The names have not been released, but the victims are believed to be a 20-year-old female, one child and one adult. The child was going "through difficulty" while swimming in the water.

When officers arrived on the scene, one of the victims was having trouble breathing and received C.P.R. This victim along with one of the other victims were taken to UT Medical Center where one is in stable condition.

At least two of the victims are believed to be related.

The harbor is still open.

Emergency crews are on the way to a boating accident which took place at International Harbor in Friendsville in Blount County.

10News has a reporter heading to the scene.

Editor's note: The name of one of the women injured has been corrected from Deanna Keeble to Tiara Dunigan of Jacksboro.  The incorrect identification was based on information given to 10News at the time. 

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