German Creek Marina now has an action plan in place to correct electrical problems.
That's the marina where 10-year-old Noah Winstead of Morristown was pronounced dead on July 4. His 11-year-old friend Nate Lynam was taken off life support the next day.
Officials say the boys were swimming near house boats when they were electrocuted. Several other people tried to rescue them and were also injured.
Following that incident, the state fire marshal's office issued a report detailing electrical violations at the marina.
It's important to note the report did not tell us why Noah and Nate were electrocuted, and it did not fault the marina. The report only looked at the safety of the marina's electrical system.
It showed the marina was not properly grounded. Some of the electrical wires and plugs weren't the kind required for marinas, and it showed the marina needed to label breakers.
The "Plan of Action" report issued by Maffett Loftis Engineering on behalf of the marina shows the marina voluntarily de-energized on July 10 until electrical repairs could be made. Those repairs will be inspected by the state.
The report also shows the marina plans to install ground conductors and will use a color-coded system to identify circuits. The marina also plans to install an emergency switch.
It its plan of action, the marina also says it will minimize the use of extension cords and eliminate permanently installed extension cords.
It will also install permanent "no swimming" signs throughout the marina.
Again, we want to mention neither report links any violations to the deaths of Noah Winstead or Nate Lynam.