SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio boy is lucky to be alive after being shocked by a downed power line in far southwest Bexar County Tuesday.
A spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office told KENS 5 that 10-year-old Jerry Kilpatrick III was with a group of children, waiting for the school bus, when he was shocked near Interstate 35 south and Shepherd Road, around 7:30 a.m.
The victim was reportedly thrown back about 15 feet.
The young witnesses who were with the boy ran to get his mother, who returned to perform CPR on her own son, according to BCSO.
The boy regained consciousness and was transported to University Hospital as code one. Officers said the victim suffered burns to his back, shoulders and feet. Doctors said he is now in stable condition.
Deputies were unsure if the child touched the power line or if the power line touched him. A neighbor sent KENS 5 a photo of the down power lines and said they were on fire overnight.
The accident came after a night of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in Bexar County and surrounding areas.
Earlier reports from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office were that the boy was standing in water and a bystander jumped in to save him.