Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Gold Coast boys ‘lucky to be alive’ from 25000 volt shock

Gold Coast boys ‘lucky to be alive’ from 25000 volt shock
07 Sep

TWO boys are fighting for their lives and another has severe burns to his hands after trying to put out his friends’ clothes when electricity from high voltage wires arced and shocked their bodies with 25,000 volts.

The three boys, all aged 17, were found under a rail overpass in the Gold Coast suburb of Pimpama last night after one of the teens was able to call triple-0 for help.

It’s believed the boys had jumped a fence to sit on a train overpass.

“Apparently what happened is they climbed over the bridge there, and sat on the concrete barriers that support the bridge to admire the view,” Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Allan Windsor said.

“While sitting there it appears the electricity from the high voltage wires above have crossed to the young males and (two have) got severely shocked.”

“They both received approximately 50 per cent burns to their bodies ranging from full thickness to partial thickness burns.”

The two teens who were shocked are in Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, a spokeswoman confirming to that both of them are in a critical condition.

Paramedics told reporters at least one of the boys had entry marks on his feet and exit marks on his back, wounds consistent with being shocked.

It’s believed the third boy, who is being treated at