Baseball Coach and Wife Killed in Accident Installing Scoreboard in Bristol, Florida
BRISTOL, FL. – According to an online news story published at fox13news.com, a baseball coach and his wife were killed in an accident while installing a scoreboard in Bristol, Florida. The news story says the high school coach was replacing a scoreboard that was damaged during Hurricane Michael, and he and his wife were electrocuted.*
On the afternoon of May 10, a high school baseball team and team members’ families were replacing the scoreboard at a local baseball field. The old scoreboard was destroyed during the recent hurricane, and the team’s coach and his wife were working to install a new board.
Fox 13 reports that the coach was on a boom lift that came into contact with a power line above it, causing the man to be electrocuted. His wife tried to save him, according to Fox 13, and she was also electrocuted. The couple’s 14-year-old son was also helping that day and survived, but was injured, Fox 13 says.
The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said the incident was a tragic accident and that the community was providing support services for those affected.
“Here we have this family, this coach using his own time, the athletes on the team and their parents were out there trying to work on our park today,” said Liberty County Sheriff Eddie Joe White. “No one would ever expect this to happen. The only way to describe it is just … a tragedy. A horrific accident.”
Grief counselors were available at the high school’s gym, the sheriff’s office said on social media, where the baseball team members went after the accident.
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