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17-year-old boy dies after being electrocuted in Euxton

Posted on - 7th March, 2021 - 4:08pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News
Runshaw Hall Lane Pic: Google
Emergency services were called to Runshaw Hall Lane Pic: Google

A 17-year-old boy has tragically died after being electrocuted in Euxton.

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Emergency services were called to Runshaw Hall Lane following a report of a child being seriously injured. Sadly the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other teenagers were hurt in the incident.

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Police believe the children may have touched an overhead electrical line with a metal pole.

Insp John McNamara of Lancashire Police said: “This appalling incident has led to the tragic death of a young man and my thoughts are first and foremost with his family and loved ones at this time. The family are being supported by specially trained officers.

“An investigation is underway and remains in its very early stages but I would appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch with us by calling 101 and quoting log 1241 of March 6th.”

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