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Boy Electrocuted While Climbing Tower

A 16-year-old Chula Vista boy died Sunday after he climbed a 100-foot-high tower and was electrocuted.

A Sempra Energy spokesman says the boy apparently came in contact with 138,000 volts of electricity

Police had received a report of a boy climbing the tower Sunday morning but by the time officers arrived, he had been killed.

The accident caused a brief power outage that affected about 6,000 customers in the area.

The energy company is reminding people of the dangers of approaching electrical towers.

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