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Two children are in the hospital after receiving life-threatening shocks from a downed power line.
Young North Richland Hills teenager, 14 year old Austin Stewart, and an unnamed 11 year old friend of his are the unfortunate victims. The two were playing when the younger boy noticed a basketball lying in a culvert. When he went to pick it up, he slipped and fell. In an attempt to stabilize himself, he grabbed onto a downed power line. Unbeknownst to him, the wire was still live. Stewart attempted to help the younger boy and was also electrocuted by the wire.
Electrocutions can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. Both boys are lucky that they survived the accident. Stewart's family says that the area around the downed wire is not fenced in and that there are no warnings about the danger. Oncor, which owns and operates the power line, is investigating. It is unclear whether the company will be held responsible for the premises liability.
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