Monday, 3 April 2017
When Wiley Day fell asleep on 22 March, his iPhone was not far away. Like so many others, he had grown used to keeping his phone with him in bed, via an extension cord, as it charged overnight.
The 32-year-old Huntsville, Alabama, man would soon regret that habit.
The next morning, Day woke up and rolled over. As he did so, a dog-tag necklace that he was wearing happened to catch on the exposed prongs of the charger head, which had come loose from the extension cord. The metal chain suddenly became a conductor for the electricity – and it traveled straight to Day’s neck.
The jolt he felt was “the eeriest, darkest, most demonic thing you could ever experience. I don’t have enough adjectives to describe it.” Day said he was thrown from his bed to the ground. In a matter of moments, he stopped feeling anything.
“Your body is numb at that point,” he said. “I guess people would think it would be burning, but in my case I felt a whole lot of pressure around my neck.”
Day’s eyesight started to fade, and he felt as if he were trying to see out of a peephole, with everything rendered in black and gray, he remembered. He became acutely aware of his heartbeat, which thundered in his ear. Day remembered shouting for his relatives, who slept on the other side of the home, until his adult niece came running into the room. Somehow, he said, he managed to yank the necklace and pull it off.
“She said I kept yelling ‘Jesus!’ ” Day said, referring to his niece. “When I came to and figured out what happened, I literally stood straight up, and I said, ‘Oh my God, I think I just got electrocuted.’ ”
He rushed to see his doctor, who admitted him into a hospital immediately. Doctors determined that Day had suffered second- and third-degree burns to his hands and neck. Benjamin Fail, a Huntsville physician, told WAAY News that 100 volts of electricity can kill a person. He estimated that Day had been hit with about 110 volts. “He is lucky to be alive,” Fail told.
Source by: Internet