Shocking experience for tree trimmer

A man who was trimming a tree in West Palm Beach was hospitalized after coming into contact with an electrical line.

Fire medics arrived on the scene about two minutes after receiving the 911 emergency call to find the victims' head smoking.

Thousands of volts passed through the victim for about half an hour while everyone stood helpless below because rescue crews could not immediately reach the victim.

Finally, the victim was released from the tree that held him when a branch snapped free, allowing rescuers to bring him down safely.

Once at the hospital, the 44-year-old tree-trimmer was a surprised to be in little pain and to have survived such a life-threatening situation.

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