New Jersey Teen Shocked by High-Voltage Line, Falls 30 Feet Onto Train Tracks: Police - NBC New York

New Jersey Teen Shocked by High-Voltage Line, Falls 30 Feet Onto Train Tracks: Police

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    A teenager fell nearly 30 feet onto railroad tracks after he was electrocuted, police say. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017)

    A teenager fell nearly 30 feet onto railroad tracks after he was shocked while he was climbing a high-voltage line in New Jersey, police say.

    Officers rushed to the scene behind St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen where they found the 17-year-old boy from Edison injured after he had gotten shocked, officials said. Police say around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday he came in contact with the high-voltage line that was above the top of a railroad trestle.

    Paramedics treated the teen at the scene and eventually took him to an area hospital to be treated. His condition Wednesday morning was not immediately known.

    The boy’s name hasn’t been made public. Authorities urge witnesses to call the Metuchen Police Department.

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