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Teen dies after being electrocuted by line

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A 16-year-old boy has died in suburban Detroit after being electrocuted by a downed power line.

Taylor police say Austin Wohlfeil was a student at Truman High School. The incident occurred Friday night in the family's backyard.

Police Chief Mary Sclabassi says Austin was squirting the downed line with a water gun and was shocked at some point. A 20-year-old brother was also shocked but survived.

The chief calls it a "tragic accident."

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