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  • Pastor electrocuted during baptism [Texas]

    10/30/2005 5:51:37 PM PST · by aculeus · 198 replies · 5,298+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 31, 2005 | AP
    A US pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his Texas church when he grabbed a microphone while partially submerged, a church employee said. The Reverend Kyle Lake, 33, was standing in water up to his shoulder in a baptismal in front of 800 people at University Baptist Church when he was electrocuted yesterday, said Jamie Dudley, a church business administrator. Doctors in the congregation unsuccessfully performed chest compressions for 40 minutes, Dudley said. The woman Lake was baptising was not injured, Dudley said. Pastors at University Baptist Church routinely use a microphone during baptisms, Dudley said. "He was grabbing...