Man died after he rescued a cat from an electric pole

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A man in the 20’s died Saturday after he came in contact with a high voltage power line in Eidskog in Hedmark.

The man had climbed to rescue a cat.
“He climbed the electric pole to pick up a cat and fell down,” says operations manager Bård Einar Hoft in the inland police district to NRK.

The police have closed the case as a tragic accident. The man received treatment from both ambulance and air ambulance personnel, but he did not survive his injuries. According to the NRK, his wife and a friend witnessed the accident.

The police were notified of the accident Saturday at 13.30 afternoon. The man leaves his wife and a child, relatives are being taken care of by the municipality’s crisis team.


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