- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - A teenager is dead after jumping a fence at a Florida Power & Light substation to fetch a ball while playing basketball at a Miami park.

Officials say the body of 17-year-old Jesus Meneses was recovered Monday evening. WSVN (https://bit.ly/1wDeuXc ) reports electric current was still running through the teen’s body when they arrived so they had to wait until power to the grid was shut down before reaching him.

The teen was a senior at Coral Gables High School.

Officials from Florida Power & Light say the company is working with investigators to determine what happened.

___

Information from: WSVN-TV, https://www1.wsvn.com/

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide