A 12-year-old boy in Augusta, Georgia was just delighting in playing football when he got involved in an unfortunate accident. He was electrocuted while trying to retrieve the ball. He tragically died in the process.
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The boy’s parents are now anxious to know what exactly happened to make sense of how they lost their precious child in such an unexpected and untimely manner when he was just playing casual, supposedly harmless football.
Melquan Robinson was playing football at a baseball field in Augusta with some friends. One of the players tossed the ball a little too far and Robinson immediately went after it. He climbed over the fence to get the ball back but was electrocuted in the process.
A live war was said to be touching the fence and caused the electrocution.
Two of Robinson’s friends were shocked with what happened but stunned as they were, they were alert and brave enough to try pulling the seventh-grader off the fence.
The young boys were rushed to the hospital where they are expected to be okay. There are no reports yet as to what injuries they may have sustained as a result of the accident.
Authorities are already investigating. City officials will focus on how the wire energized the fence. It is still not established if the accident and unwanted tragedy aside if anyone will be held accountable to the young boy’s death if any violations were made with the presence of a live wire in the said fence.
A family relative of the Robinsons gave some comforting words. Don Clark said: “This young man was where he needed to be. He was doing what he loved. He was doing what was tied to his passion, which was playing football.”