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Boy flown to hospital after touching live power line in Monaca

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Sunday, March 10, 2013, 5:45 p.m.

A medical crew flew a teenager to a Pittsburgh hospital Sunday afternoon after he touched a downed power line as was shocked in Monaca.

Beaver County 911 dispatchers said the boy, 14, was walking in woods near the 1300 block of Beaver Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. when he touched the fallen power line and received a shock.

He appeared conscious and alert when medics arrived, but went by helicopter for treatment, dispatchers said.

Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or

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