Rescuer describes electric current that killed boy

Grainger County, Tn – One child has died and another is in critical condition following a electrocution incident Wednesday afternoon on Cherokee Lake in Grainger County.

The boy who died was 10 years old, and the boy who was resuscitated is 11, TWRA officials said.

Layel said the 11-year-old boy was transported via Lifestar to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, where he was on life support Wednesday night.

The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. on Cherokee Lake in Bean Station, at the German Creek Marina.

In all, six people were transported to the hospital, TWRA and Sheriff Layel said.  That number includes three children and three adults.

Officials say the boys were swimming between two house boats when the electrocution occurred.  When bystanders tried to rescue the boys, they were shocked as well.

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