Police: Electrified canal could have killed more
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities in eastern Idaho say an electrified irrigation canal that killed three people also shocked at least three others who tried to pull out the bodies.
Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson tells the Post Register in a story published Saturday it's amazing only three people died Thursday in water electrified by an irrigation pump that malfunctioned.
Killed were 31-year-old Jacquelyn R. Poulson of Blackfoot, an assistant track and field coach at Idaho State University. Two Blackfoot men -- 41-year-old Michael Lance Hicks and 49-year-old Preston Keith Tarpley -- died after apparently entering the water to rescue Poulson. Authorities surmise Poulson had gone in to rescue a dog, which also died.
One of those shocked was 26-year-old Kyle Tarpley, Poulson's fiance. Preston Keith Tarpley was Kyle Tarpley's father.
Information from: Post Register, http://www.postregister.com