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Lawsuit: MS Power, yacht club liable for John Harrison Doucet accident

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HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The family of John Harrison Doucet wants Mississippi Power and the Gulfport Yacht Club held responsible for his devastating accident.

Tuesday, Doucet's parents filed a complaint seeking compensation for injuries he suffered last September when his sailboat came in contact with live power lines. Doctors had to amputate both of his legs and one of his arms.

The complaint accuses Mississippi Power of failing to properly operate and maintain the power lines.

We received this statement from the power company:

Mississippi Power is aware of the lawsuit filed on behalf of Mr. John Harrison Doucet. He and his family remain in the thoughts and prayers of every Mississippi Power employee. The safety of our customers, the public and Mississippi Power’s employees is, and has always been, a top priority of Mississippi Power. It is Mississippi Power’s practice not to comment on pending litigation. 

Doucet returned home to South Mississippi in April after spending months recovering at a burn treatment center in Augusta, GA.

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