2 Men Die by Electrocution After Attempting to Break Into Georgia Substation

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Two Georgia men died by electrocution after attempting to break into a power company substation, Fox News reported. 

Police identified the men as 45-year-old Shane Joseph Long and Christopher Blair Wood, 44. The men allegedly tried to break into the Georgia Power Co. substation on Monday. Gainesville Police said the men tried to steal

“copper wiring when they were killed,”

reports note. 

Emergency crews responded to a call about an explosion/ possible fire however, hours passed before the bodies were recovered due to the danger of the electricity. Medical professionals are conducting autopsies for the two men. 

 “I’m not sure what they were trying to steal… One of the officers retrieved a backpack from that area, and I’m assuming it’s one of theirs. And, you know, how much could they have carried out, a couple $100 worth of stuff? And just the loss of life for that? It’s sad. It’s heartbreaking,”

Pap Datta, owner of the adjoining Liquid Nation Brewing, told The Times of Gainesville.

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