Page last updated at 16:36 GMT, Sunday, 14 September 2008 17:36 UK

Boy electrocuted climbing pylon

Incident scene
The boy, from the Rotherham area, has not yet been named

A 15-year-old boy has been electrocuted while climbing an electricity pylon in South Yorkshire.

The incident happened in woods in Hollins Lane, Sunnyside, near Rotherham at about midday. The boy, from the Rotherham area, has not yet been named.

In a joint statement, the police and fire service said: "It is believed the boy was climbing the pylon and may have been electrocuted before he fell."

Police said the cables attached to the pylon carried 66,000 volts.

Supt Keith Lumley said: "We have been in touch with the boy's family. We have a family liaison officer with them now.

"They will be offering any support they need and obviously answering questions they want answering."

South Yorkshire Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.




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