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Boy, 10, wakes up a week after electric shock

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    Encouraging news for boy shocked at birthday party

    Friday, October 10 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-10-11 03:04:45 GMT
    A nine-year old boy is showing signs of improvement after he suffered a severe electrical shock at his own birthday party. It's possible he could emerge from a medically-induced coma Friday or Saturday. 
    A nine-year old boy is showing signs of improvement after he suffered a severe electrical shock at his own birthday party. It's possible he could emerge from a medically-induced coma Friday or Saturday. 
  • Father of young electric shock victim speaks out

    Father of young electric shock victim speaks out

    Tuesday, October 7 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-10-08 01:13:18 GMT
    A nine-year-old Temecula boy is in a medically induced coma, after a freak accident at his own birthday party.He was rushed to the hospital the night of Saturday, October 4 after he suffered a severe electrical shock at near his backyard pool. 
    A nine-year-old Temecula boy is in a medically induced coma, after a freak accident at his own birthday party.He was rushed to the hospital the night of Saturday, October 4 after he suffered a severe electrical shock at near his backyard pool. Now, his father is speaking out about his son's recovery. 
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — A Riverside County boy hospitalized after suffering a serious electric shock at his backyard birthday party is awake and breathing on his own.

The Press-Enterprise reports Elijah Belden's parents announced Sunday that their son had all breathing tubes removed and was speaking with family members.

Elijah — whose 10th birthday is Monday — had been in a medically induced coma after being shocked Oct. 4.

The boy apparently touched a metal patio cover support that had somehow become electrified. There was a string of electric lights on the patio cover that the family suspects might have been the cause.

The newspaper says tests show no damage to Elijah's heart or brain.

The family was celebrating the birthday early while the weather was still warm enough for a pool party.

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