Police: 2 Brothers Nearly Electrocuted In Cass County When Sailboat Hit Power Line

Jul 27, 2020


CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) — Police in southwestern Michigan say two brothers were nearly electrocuted when the mast of the sailboat they were moving hit a power line. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said Sunday that the brothers were transported to a hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and were reported in stable condition. Authorities say the men, ages 31 and 19, were accidentally nearly electrocuted while moving a sailboat in LaGrange Township when the mast struck a power line running to a house. They were transported by ambulance and helicopter to the hospital. Police say the incident remains under investigation.