Sunday, August 28, 2011

Good Samaritan Electrocuted

Spring Valley - Rockland County Hatzolah was dispatched to Merrick Drive and Union Rd for live wires which fell down from the strong winds and struck a child.

A man responding to save the child attempted to get him out safely was electrocuted as well where he was pronounced dead on the scene R'l by the Paramedics.

The 6 year old child was transported the victims to Westchester Medical Center. The child is reportedly in critical condition. A spokesman for the Rockland County Emergency Operations Center says the child is in very serious condition at Westchester Medical Center’s burn unit.

Spokesman Ron Levine says the child’s father was treated for burns at another hospital and released. He says the child had to be taken by land with a police escort to the hospital because helicopters were grounded. It took 20 minutes to get the child there.

{NewYorkBuffMedia Newsroom - Photos by: Moishe Lichtenstein}

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