'Distressing screams' after boy, 17, electrocuted to death at home

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A neighbour has recalled the "distressing screaming" they heard coming from a suburban Queensland home where a "beloved" 17-year-old boy died when he was electrocuted as the state's south was lashed by torrential rain.

Emergency services rushed to the Upper Caboolture residence, north of Brisbane, shortly after 7pm on Tuesday.

Liam Keegan could not be saved and died at the scene, Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed.

Neighbours told the Courier Mail they heard "distressing screaming" from the home while other witnesses heard a big bang.

Liam Keegan died at an Upper Caboolture property on Tuesday evening. Source: Facebook/ Tullawong State High School
Liam Keegan died at an Upper Caboolture property on Tuesday evening. Source: Facebook/ Tullawong State High School

The death is currently under investigation by the Electrical Safety Office, a Worksafe spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Australia.

Due to ongoing investigations they could not confirm whether the male was working at the property or he lived there.

According to local news organisation Moreton Alert, the teen was working through heavy rain at the time of his death.

Several friends paid tribute to the male on social media, while others left their condolences.

His school Tullawong State High School confirmed his death on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to a property on Darley Road. Source: Google Maps
Emergency services rushed to a property on Darley Road. Source: Google Maps

"It is with profound sadness that we inform our Tullawong State High School community of the passing of one of our beloved Year 12 student captains, Liam Keegan," they said on Facebook.

"We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Liam's family and his wide circle of friends."

Principal Kiah Lanham said Liam was a "popular and talented young person".

The school will be offering support to students at the school.

Police say the death is not suspicious.

South Queensland remains on high-alert after days of rain pummelled large parts of Australia's east.

A flood watch is in place for the south-east of the state, but the Bureau of Meteorology predicts conditions will settle on Wednesday.

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