A dangling power line in Riverside Park in Fort Lauderdale has area parents concerned for the safety of their children.
Florida Power & Light said Thursday afternoon that a temporary power line set up to provide power to the community center in the park is completed safe.
The underground FPL line, which serves as the main power source for Riverside Park was not functioning properly, and therefore a temporary line was set up to supply power to the building until the main line could be fixed.
This is the utility normal procedure, FPL officials said, and the line is completely safe.
However, some parents said they have been a bit uneasy since the nonfunctioning is dangling near a park, and could have easily been mistaken for a rope swing.
“It’s dangerous,” Stacy Mahler said. “It’s totally unacceptable.”
Mahler has told her daughter, Isabella, not to go near the line "because it could kill you."
"I’m stunned that nobody has done anything about it," Mahler said. "I don’t know if a formal complaint has been made or not."
Oscar Reyes has also told his children to be careful and not to go near the line.
"It’s crazy. There is a park, all these kids. Can someone fix this?" Reyes said. "It’s ridiculous."
About an hour after Local 10 news began inquiring about the situation, Fort Lauderdale officials came out the park and placed a construction fence around the line.
FPL expects to have a crew on-site to repair the main line in the next few days.