Friday, July 18, 2008

Boy dies after Eastie power outage

I noticed this morning that my electricity went out for a couple hours while I slept, but the outage had terrible consequences for an East Boston teenager who was dependent on a ventilator.

The Boston Channel is reporting that Fernando Vargas, 15, who lived in the Orient Heights projects, was found dead this morning, though it isn't clear how much of a factor the electrical outage was.

NStar said the power was out from 4:50 to 6:47 a.m.

Update: More details from The Boston Globe here.

Follow up: It looks like the ventilator had been recalled, but nobody told the family. A Globe editorial points out the state's responsibility.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God Rest His Soul and pray for his family