December 12, 2019

The families of two 17 year olds who were fatally electrocuted while trying to save a dog from a canal in Dixon each received $7 million in civil settlements from the irrigation district. Jacob Hourmouzus and Jacob Scheider were killed after they jumped in the Weyand Canal off Dixon Avenue to save a dog that had fallen in. After reaching the dog they touched a metal railing on the bridge to pull themselves and the dog out of the water when they were electrocuted.

The Solano Irrigation District (SID) assured all parties that immediate and swift action was taken following this unthinkable tragedy to make certain the other electrical delivery systems with similar characteristics were free from dangerous defects. The SID Board of Directors unanimously passed a request for funding to update the infrastructure of all its electrical equipment. This update is expected to take up to 10 years and will involve 20 to 30 such facilities each year.

The families plan to use the proceeds from the $7 million to help students at Dixon High school class of 2020 the boys would have graduated with. The families contended the boys had walked across and tried to use to pull themselves out of the water with had become energized due to a lack of grounding. SID employees rerouted the electrical supply to bypass breaker protection and used a modified fuse system again without proper grounding and this resulted in free flowing current.

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