Sheriff: Child fatally electrocuted in Louisiana
Jul. 26, 2017
WINNSBORO, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a 7-year-old was electrocuted while climbing a neighbor's fence.
Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb tells local media that around 11 p.m. Monday authorities received a call reporting a missing child, later identified as Brandon McFarland, in Winnsboro. The child's parents and neighbors searched the area before contacting the sheriff's office.
Deputies arrived and joined the search. A neighbor found Brandon on their property next to the home his family was visiting.
Cobb says Brandon and his sister were playing in a yard when a ball went over the property owner's 6-foot tall privacy fence. Brandon went over the fence and came into contact with a hot wire on the other side. He was electrocuted.
Cobb says an autopsy will be performed. The investigation is ongoing.