City of Augusta issues response to young boy’s electrocution death at city park


A young man has died after being electrocuted at a local park.

The City of Augusta issued a response about the incident.

In it, Administrator Janice Jackson says that she as well as Mayor Hardie Davis have reached out to the families of Melquan Robinson and the other boys injured. 

It also states that the city will be bringing in an outside agency to determine the exact cause of the accident. 

The city’s statement also makes clear it will do “all it can to determine why and how this accident happened.”

The city has stated the following facilities will be inspected because of their similar wiring.

  • May Park
  • Diamond Lakes
  • McDuffie Woods
  • Eisenhower Athletic Complex
  • Newman Tennis Center
  • Fleming Tennis Center

You can read the full statement below:

Georgia Power has also released a statement, reading:

“Georgia Power’s condolences and sympathies are with the individuals and their families following last night’s tragic event at Fleming Athletic Complex. 

Our preliminary investigation indicates that Georgia Power does not control or maintain the voltage that energized the fence at the complex.  We will continue to work with local officials on their investigation.” 

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