Witness statement date:
April 19, 2012
Witness statement name:
Andrea, female, age 19 – friend of deceased
We were out celebrating tonight and were walking home from the pub when a bunch of the guys started goofing around. I didn’t see exactly how it happened, but somehow Ben’s shoes ended up on the hydro wire. Ben was climbing the pole and everyone was egging him on. When he got up near the gray thing that looked like a garbage can, there were huge sparks and flames and his body was jerking around and it looked like it was caught in the wires. His body was burning. Then he just finally fell down to the ground. I could tell he was dead.