During the weekend a youngster died in an attempt to retrieve a football from a pond at a place near Euxton Villa FC’s football ground.
The police believe the 17-year-boy was electrocuted after his collegues touched an overhead power line with a metal pole. In the tragic incident that took place a few minutes after 6 pm on Saturday, two other teenagers were also hurt but the effect was not severe, the police reported.
In a statement, Lanchashire Police said:”An investigation is underway and remains in the early stages but it is believed the children may have touched an overhead electrical line with a metal pole.”
The youngster`s family have been informed and specially trained officers are giving them support, Insp John McNamara of Lancashire Police said.
“This appalling incident has led to the tragic death of a young man and my thoughts are first and foremost with his family and loved ones at this time,” he added.
“An investigation is underway and remains in its very early stages but I would appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch with us by calling 101 and quoting log 1241 of March 6th.”
Following the tragic incident, the football club which is in the West Lancashire League took to Twitter to announce the closure of the ground as well as the car park on Monday 8th March and added, “Our thoughts are with all those affected.”