Base­ball pair elec­tro­cuted at kids’ game

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A FLORIDA high school base­ball coach and his wife have been killed by elec­tro­cu­tion while they in­stalled a new score­board, to re­place one de­stroyed by a re­cent hur­ri­cane.

Coach Corey Crum and a group of base­ball play­ers and par­ents were putting up the score­board on Sun­day af­ter­noon, said Lib­erty County School board mem­ber Kyle Ped­dle.

Kyle said the coach was in “some kind of lift and he got into an elec­tri­cal line”.

Mr Ped­dle, whose son is also on the team, said Mr Crum’s wife Shana came to her hus­band’s aid and was also elec­tro­cuted.

The cou­ple died at the scene.

The cou­ple’s son Chase was also in­jured.

Lib­erty County sher­iff’s of­fi­cials said in a Face­book post that team mem­bers were taken to the gym, where grief coun­sel­lors were avail­able.

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