Ohio teenager electrocuted in Lake Erie, dies in freak accident


An Ohio teenager died in a freak accident in Lake Erie after he was electrocuted while trying to save his struggling father and the family dog, authorities said.

>> Read more trending news

Evan Currie, 19, from Dublin, Ohio, had just arrived Friday at a marina on South Bass Island, a popular summer resort in western Lake Erie, with his family on their 33-foot boat.

The Curries plugged their boat in for shore power when the family dog fell overboard. The father, Jeffrey Currie, jumped in after the dog and began struggling in the water, according to WJW TV. That’s when Evan and his brother went in after their father. They, too, began struggling in the water.

When the shore power was turned off everyone made it out of the water except Evan.

He was given CPR, but did not survive, officials said.

An investigation is underway by the Ohio Division of Parks and Watercraft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation World

In Case You Missed It: 4 Clark County crime stories this week
In Case You Missed It: 4 Clark County crime stories this week

Here are four crime stories that broke this week in Springfield. Two dogs were shot in the backyard of their Springfield home, one of them in the chest, according to a police report. Police responded to a home in the 100 block of West Parkwood Avenue where they found the two dogs, Diamond and Deuce, in the kitchen. Diamond was shot twice, once in the...
Miami Crossing JEDD seeks to land new development around Dayton Mall
Miami Crossing JEDD seeks to land new development around Dayton Mall

The income tax revenue for the district around the Dayton Mall has annually topped $750,000 since a master plan was adopted for the area two years ago. The infusion of funds that surpassed $800,000 this year has allowed local officials to budget money to aid development projects that can help spur the type of economic growth outlined in that long-range...
Iowa sisters reunited days before one dies in school bus fire
Iowa sisters reunited days before one dies in school bus fire

For the second time in her life, Paige Hough had to say goodbye to her sister. This time, it was permanent. Hough was separated from her sister 10 years ago when her family put 6-year-old Megan Klindt up for adoption. Days after the sisters reconnected this month, Megan was killed when an Iowa school bus caught fire after rolling into a ditch...
Pit bull pup debuts as police dog in Kansas
Pit bull pup debuts as police dog in Kansas

A police department in Kansas has employed the state’s first pit bull police dog, The Wichita Eagle reported. The Stafford Police Department added Kano, a 55-pound red nose pit bull that has one blue eye and one brown eye. The puppy was named after a character from the game “Mortal Kombat” because of his unique eye color and...
Texas man gets 52-year sentence for beheading wife
Texas man gets 52-year sentence for beheading wife

A Texas man was sentenced to 52 years in prison Friday in the decapitation death of his wife, the Waco Herald-Tribune reported. Davie Dauzat, 24, pleaded guilty to murder in Waco’s 54th State District Court. In August, a judge rejected a proposed plea agreement that would have given Dauzat a 50-year sentence for killing his wife, Natasha...
More Stories