UPDATE: UMC has confirmed the teenager was transferred to Lubbock early Friday morning.
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A person was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shocked at an East Side skatepark, according to the El Paso Fire Department.
The incident happened around 7:47 p.m. at Dick Shinaut Park at 11701 Rufus Brijalba Dr., which is near the intersection of Montwood and Saul Kleinfeld drives.
Eyewitness Kristian Gillham told KTSM that his friend climbed an electric utility pole and was shocked near the skate park.
“I got the sand and threw it on him, on the fire, because his clothing was on fire and I didn’t want it to get worse,” Gillham said.
Gilhamm said his friend had climbed the electric pole in the past.
“Like almost every time I see him, he climbs up there and everyone’s like, ‘Oh, touch it,’ and he’s like, ‘No, I’m not touching that.’ So he wouldn’t in his right mind touch the pole,” added Gillham.
Gillham also adds that his friend was a student at Montwood High School.
The El Paso Police Department confirmed that officers are investigating a possible injured party.
KTSM is working to bring more updates to this story.