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11 Year-Old Girl Suffers Electrocution at Fred Deadman Park

An 11 year-old girl suffered injuries after an electrocution incident near a light pole at the Babe Ruth field in Fred Deadman Park in Manchester on Friday night around 9:45 p.m.

According to a report in the Manchester Times, Bonnie Gamble the director of parks and recreation said the girl felt an electrical current and could not move. Her parents also felt an electrical current in the act of trying to disengage her from the pole.

Coffee County Emergency Medical Services responded to the call, and the girl was transported to ICU at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

“She was released to home care on Sunday.

The field is currently closed.

Photo by the Manchester Times

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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