Streetsboro teen dies after being electrocuted while climbing high voltage tower in Gorge Metro Park

Posted at 1:05 PM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 13:05:30-04

A 17-year-old boy from Streetsboro was electrocuted while climbing a high voltage electrical tower on Monday.

Officers responded to the Gorge Metro Park Highbridge Trail in Akron around 2 p.m. 

Witness and friends of the victim told Akron police the boy fell about 30-feet to the ground. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

His identity is being withheld until his family is notified.