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Man shocked by power line while trimming trees in San Marco

Victim was taken to hospital in critical condition, police say

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shocked while trimming trees Tuesday afternoon in Jacksonville's San Marco neighborhood, authorities said.

The incident happened just after 3 p.m. along Kings Avenue near Mitchell Avenue, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The man was trimming trees in a bucket truck when his pole saw brushed against a nearby power line, police said.

First responders rescued the man and took him to an area hospital, where he was in critical condition at last check, police said.


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