BREAKING UPDATE: Teen in critical condition after touching downed power line
9:21 AM, Nov 18, 2013
10:11 AM, Nov 18, 2013
DETROIT (WXYZ) -
Police say a 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after touching a downed power line. Authorities originally told 7 Action News the teen was dead at the scene. Police however say the victim was resuscitated at the hospital and has a faint pulse.
The Detroit Fire Chief told 7 Action News a teen was electrocuted by downed power lines Monday morning.
It happened on the 14000 block of Lyndon when sources say a 14-year-old boy became entangled in the power lines.
The victim's friends say they were walking home after they were told school was canceled. That's when the victim reached up and touched a downed power line.
The principal saw the victim's friends trying to help and flagged down fire crews to help pull the teen from under the wire.