24-year-old man rushed to hospital after being electrocuted, falling 50 feet 

(the funding will enable GFD to purchase more advanced life support vehicles. (File photo courtesy of Guam Fire Department)

A 24-year-old man was taken to the hospital after he came in contact with a power line.

Guam Fire Department spokesperson Kevin Reilly says they received a call for help at around 10:30 am Monday.

“Units from the Barrigada Fire Station and an ALS unit responded to 113 Ibanez Ln. Toto, for a 24-year-old male found unconscious/unresponsive,” said Reilly.

He says witnesses on the scene told emergency personnel that the man was trimming a lemai tree when he made contact with high voltage power lines and fell approximately 40 to 50 feet.

The victim was transported to Naval Hospital Guam and CPR was being conducted at the scene and en route to the hospital.

No word on the man’s current condition.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.