Mississippi Power Investigating Line Placement at Gulfport Harbor
Mississippi Power is investigating the placement of high voltage lines that shocked a 20-year-old sailor Sunday night.
As John Doucet was parking his sailboat on a trailer, the trailer became unhitched from the truck towing it causing his boat to tip up. This caused a guide line from the mast to touch one of the electric wires, sending electricity through the trailer that Doucet was touching.
The power lines at the Gulfport Yacht Club cut across the boat parking area where boats are currently being parked.
Doucet is currently in critical condition at a burn center in Georgia.