Augusta Officials Investigating Electrocution of Boy at Community Park
AUGUSTA, GA. – October 17, 2018 (wrdw.com) According to an online news report from wrdw.com, officials in Augusta, Georgia, are investigating an incident at a family park that left one child dead from electrocution and two injured.*
A 12-year-old boy and two other boys (ages not provided) were playing football at Fleming Park on Lumpkin Road in Augusta, Georgia. The football went over a fence at the park, and the 12-year-old boy attempted to jump over the fence to retrieve the ball. A live power current was somehow running through the fence, and when the boy grabbed it, he was electrocuted. The other two boys tried to pull him off of the fence, and they were severely shocked.
Emergency crews arrived and performed chest compressions on the 12-year-old boy before transporting him by ambulance to Children’s Hospital of Augusta. He was tragically pronounced dead at the hospital. The other two boys were also transported to an area hospital for treatment. They are reportedly recovering from their injuries.
The names of all three boys have been released but are withheld from this story for privacy reasons. The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death, and an autopsy will be performed at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Lab.
Augusta City Administrator Janice Jackson issued the following statement:
“We remain concerned for the families … in the accident Monday night at Fleming Athletic Complex. As a result, Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. and I have personally reached out to them. The cause of the accident is still undetermined. Much of the information appearing in the news and social media, therefore, is unconfirmed. We ask the media to refrain from making statements about the cause of the accident, since the cause has not yet been determined.”
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333
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