Tennessee student, 18, is killed and his sister is injured after & # 39; electric short & # 39; while swimming in the hotel pool in Guatemala
- Seth Washam, 18, was on a trip to Guatemala with his sister, Emma, 19
- The couple swam in a hotel pool when there was a & # 39; power outage & # 39; was, which killed Seth and wounded Emma
- The two had been to Guatemala as part of an academic study program and stayed for a few days vacation
- It is not confirmed where exactly in the Central American country the brothers and sisters were staying
A first-year student was murdered after a power outage while swimming in a swimming pool in a hotel in Guatemala.
Seth Washam, 18, was traveling with his sister, Emma, when the tragic incident occurred on Friday, according to Carson-Newman University.
Seth was a newcomer to the Christian University in Jefferson City, Tennessee, where his sister was a rising youth.
Emma, 19, was also wounded, although the extent of her injuries remains unclear, ABC reports.
The two had been to Guatemala as part of an academic study program and were on vacation for a few more days WATE.
It is not confirmed where exactly in the Central American country the brothers and sisters were staying.
Seth Washam, 18, died in Guatemala last Friday while swimming in a hotel pool due to an electrical short circuit. His sister, Emma, was also injured
Seth and Emma & # 39; s father, Shannon, had recently joined them in the country. Their mother, Jean-Ann, is the executive director of the appalachian outreach home repair ministry of the university.
Carson-Newman President Charles A. Fowler said: & The prayers of our entire campus community are that God will be a refuge and an ever-present help for the Washam family right now. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; For Shannon, Jean-Ann and Emma, we pray for God's comfort and a peace that is beyond understanding. & # 39;
Seth, pictured with his parents, was a newcomer to Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee
Carson-Newman University has set up one Place for gifts to help the family.
A spokesman for the US Department of Foreign Affairs said: “We express our heartfelt condolences to the family about their loss.
& # 39; We are closely monitoring the investigation of the cause of death by local authorities. We are ready to offer all suitable consular assistance. Out of respect for the family in this difficult time, we have no further comments. & # 39;
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