- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Officials say a 13-year-old boy was taken to a hospital after getting an electrical shock at a school football field in Michigan.

The Ann Arbor News reports (https://bit.ly/1DZHoE9 ) the student from Ypsilanti’s Lincoln Middle School was a spectator at the eighth grade game when he was shocked around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday while leaning against a metal ramp to the bleachers.

The game was at Lincoln High School in Washtenaw County’s Augusta Township. The boy was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he was listed in critical condition. Officials say a 40-year-old woman was shocked when she tried to help the boy. She was treated at the scene.

Power was shut off to the football field about 30 miles southwest of Detroit. The cause of the shock is under investigation.


Information from: The Ann Arbor News, https://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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