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Columbine survivor electrocuted on job in NM

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DENVER (AP) — A survivor of the Columbine shootings has died while working in New Mexico for Xcel Energy.

Thirty-year-old Matthew Depew was electrocuted Saturday morning while working to restore power outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico, where he was based.

Depew was one of the first callers from inside the school to alert authorities to the shooting. His father was a police officer and he called a fellow officer after finding the body of one of the students killed.

Depew left Columbine after his sophomore year.

The Eddy County sheriff's office is investigating Depew's death. Xcel said it is also conducting an investigation. Company officials issued a statement expressing their condolences.