Tree Trimmer Dies After Being Electrocuted in Sebastian

Tree trimmer injured from power line in Sebastian, Florida.
Tree trimmer injured from power line in Sebastian, Florida.

Police say a tree trimmer died after he was electrocuted by a live power line near Dixie Terrace in Sebastian Tuesday.

Florida Power & Light said electricity to several homes near Laconia and Periwinkle were knocked out and they are still working to restore power.

Rescue personnel and the Sebastian Police Department are at the scene.

A fire rescue spokesperson identified the victim as an adult male. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is a developing story.

UPDATE: The Sebastian Police Department has identified the tree trimmer who died.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, but was raised in Jupiter, Florida. He spent 12 years in radio & television before making a career change to computer programming and computer engineering. Andy worked for several technology companies in Atlanta before returning to Florida in 2002. Eventually, he returned to the news sector and joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.