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Two brothers dead after electrocution, drowning at Lake Pleasant

Police say the incident happened at the lake near Peninsula Road Sunday evening.

PEORIA, Ariz. — Two brothers died in an electrical accident at Lake Pleasant Sunday.

Timothy Miller, 53, was missing but later found dead below the dock. Michael Miller, 50, was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said there were a total of four people on the boat, the two brothers and their wives.

The tragedy started when Timothy jumped into the water first where the boat was docked Scorpion Bay at Lake Pleasant at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

When Timothy started to struggle, Michael and one of the brothers' wives jumped in the water to help him. Michael and the woman were also affected by the electrical current.

Bystanders pulled Michael, unresponsive, in the back of his boat. He was later pronounced dead.

Timothy's body was recovered later from below the dock.

One of the wives was evaluated after the incident and is doing fine. 

The Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff said there is evidence of an electrical issue but not sure where it came from. Officials are not sure if it came from their boat since they were there since Saturday without any issues. 

What caused the electrical discharge is under investigation.