24 Apr 2013

Boy electrocuted in garage

9:23 pm on 24 April 2013

A boy is dead after being electrocuted in Rotorua.

Police said he was playing with a hair drier or straightener in a garage on Monday evening when he received an electric shock.

The 10-year-old was taken to hospital by ambulance, but could not be revived.

Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the coroner.