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$14M settlement for 2 teens electrocuted while rescuing dog

The families of two Northern California teenagers electrocuted while trying to rescue a dog from an irrigation canal will each receive $7 million, attorneys for the families said Friday.

Jacob Schneider and Jacob Hourmouzus, both 17, were killed in April after they jumped into a rural canal near an orchard in Dixon, California. Hourmouzus’ mother, Candy Carrillo, said at the time that they grabbed the metal railing of a walking bridge over the canal, not realizing it had become electrified.

Buccola said Schneider’s parents will use the settlement money to aid students at Dixon High School. Their son would have graduated from the school in June.

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