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Florida baseball coach and his wife electrocuted while replacing scoreboard

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Posted at 12:39 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 13:39:17-04

LIBERTY COUNTY, FL — A Florida high school baseball coach and his wife were electrocuted while replacing the team's scoreboard on Sunday. The couple’s 14-year-old son was also injured.

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said a Coach Corey Crum, 39, and his wife Shana Crum, 41, were having a work day at the baseball field along with members of the team, parents and community on Sunday. The group was working to repair damages to the field after Hurricane Michael.

Corey was operating a boom lift and unloading a piece of equipment when the boom of the life made contact with the overhead powerlines, the sheriff’s office said.

This electrified the lift, which in turn electrified Corey. Shana attempted to help her husband but was also electrified. Their son also tried to help, but he was shocked and injured.

The couple was pronounced dead at the scene and their son was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Those who witnessed the electrocution were bussed back to the high school gym where grief counselors were on hand for the students, parents and school staff.

“This is a tragic event which has rocked our community to its core,” the sheriff’s office said. “We ask for prayers and respect for the family, students and parents involved.”