Electric line buried under Lake O’ the Pines where boy scouts were electrocuted

WEBXTRA: Electric line buried under Lake O' the Pines where boy scouts were electrocuted

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Thursday that the Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative has buried the electric transmission line under Lake O’ The Pines at the Upshur/Marion County line.

The electric transmission line was buried earlier this week.

On Aug. 5, 2017, three Hallsville Boy Scouts were electrocuted when their catamaran sailboat hit the overhanging power line at Alley Creek on the Lake O’ the Pines Marina. Will Brannon, 17, Heath Faucheux, 16, died at the scene. Thomas Larry, 11, later died at a hospital in Shreveport.

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