A man died after possibly being electrocuted while trimming tree branches in the Fairfax area near George Mason University this morning (Friday), Fairfax County Police Department wrote in a tweet.
The man was found suspended by a rope about 25 feet up in the tree when units from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department arrived around 8:30 a.m., the department reported.
Technical rescue crews were able to free the man and brought him to the ground. However, he sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital, where he later died.
Police said officrs are now on the scene in the 4600 block of Luxberry Drive and believe the man was electrocuted. Detectives are en route to conduct a death investigation.
Officers on scene of a death investigation in 4600 blk of Luxberry Dr. Prelim, a man was trimming tree branches & was electrocuted. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Detectives are responding to investigate. For updates, https://t.co/sjnCBzqCEn. pic.twitter.com/zHV7VJhPNr
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) June 3, 2022
— Fairfax County Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) June 3, 2022
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