California dad dies saving daughter from electrified pool

A California dad jumped into an electrified swimming pool to try saving his 9-year-old daughter on Easter Sunday, but the father did not survive.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the girl and five others were injured in the incident at the home in Palm Springs.

Crews had to pull 43-year-old Jim Tramel from the water, police said. The girl was in critical condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center Wednesday.

A 10-year-old girl is in stable condition at the same facility. Everyone else was treated and released. Police said they believe faulty wiring connected to a light could be to blame.

Tramel, of Burlingame in the Bay Area, served as the vice president of sales at marketing technology company RevJet.

"Jim's lovely wife Kim and their children now face the future without a husband, and without a father," RevJet CEO and founder Mitchell Weisman wrote on a fundraising page set up for the family. "Even worse, at this very moment Jim's oldest child remains in intensive care, fighting for her life. Please pray with us for her survival and recovery."

Police received reports that two people turned blue after jumping into the pool and responded around 4 p.m. Sunday. They found people at the home giving Tramel and his 9-year-old daughter CPR, the newspaper reported.

Police said the victims described a "tingling feeling" while in the pool. The investigation is ongoing and police have not yet concluded what caused the water to become electrified.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.