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De Soto teen electrocuted in lake; two others hurt

By AP/KWMU

De Soto, MO – A teen from De Soto died this weekend and two others were hurt after being electrocuted.

Nicholas Harbison, 16, died Saturday night. He was sophomore at De Soto High School. Two others, ages 15, were air lifted to St. John's Mercy Medical Center.

Police say a group of teens were in a hot tub at a house in a gated subdivision and a few decided to jump into a nearby lake. When they tried to get out, an electrical current from a dock's boat lift and lights bled into the water through an aluminum ladder. The boys began feeling the current as they neared the ladder.

Jefferson County officials and inspectors from Ameren are investigating.

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