Four people, including two children, were hospitalized after being electrically shocked in a Palm Desert hotel swimming pool Wednesday.

The incident was reported at 4 p.m. at the Marriott Shadow Ridge Resort, 9003 Shadow Ridge Road.

Four people suffered minor injuries while swimming in the Chuckawalla Pool at the resort, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

All four patients were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The cause of the electrical short was unknown Wednesday afternoon, Newman said.


Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) can fail, which is why we urge everyone ranging from homeowners to businesses to have Shock Alert on hand to check for electrical voltage in water. Also be sure to always use a certified electrician if any electrical work is needed.