Another man electrocuted while picking breadfruit

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The Guam Power Authority has warned residents not to pick fruits from trees that are exposed to live electric wires.

On Monday, Oct. 7, at around 6 p.m., officers from the Hagatna Precinct Command responded to a call from Mongmong relative to an injured person complaint.

According to Guam Police Department preliminary reports, a man made contact with a power line while picking breadfruit, causing the male victim to fall unconscious.

Family members were able to pull the man off the power line and immediately contacted 911 where CPR was conducted while enroute to Naval Hospital Guam for treatment and care.

There’s no word yet on the condition of the man.

Only two months ago, another man was also electrocuted while picking breadfruit in Agat.

Guam Power Authority spokesman Art Perez has warned residents not to pick fruits from trees that are exposed to live electric wires.

He also advised residents that have overgrown trees brushing against power lines to not trim the trees themselves to prevent electrocution.

Perez said residents can call GPA at 475-1472 for assistance.

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