Update Friday 12:45PM – A Town of Benson spokesperson says the victim has been transferred to the Burn Center at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He reportedly was in stable condition.
BENSON – Emergency crews responded to an electrocution along the 600 block of East Morris Avenue in Benson around 7:00pm this evening (Thursday).
On scene, first responders found a 16-year-old male unconscious and not breathing. It was determined he was part of a roofing crew working at an address and had hit a high voltage power line near the residence with a piece of equipment.
CPR was performed on scene and a pulse was brought back, according to a town spokesperson. EMS transported him to WakeMed in Raleigh. His condition remains unknown.
No additional details regarding the incident have been released. Benson Police are investigating.
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