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Man electrocutes himself in Pend Oreille County

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PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - On Wednesday around 11:44 am, Deputies from the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office responded to a deceased person located on a power line easement off of Calispel Trail Loop Road. The body of Walter Richard Rohrer III, 59, was discovered by Pend Oreille Public Utility District personnel who had responded to the area after receiving a report of a tree leaning on a power line.

It appears Rohrer had been cutting firewood in the area and had cut a tree down which landed on a power line. When Rohrer attempted to cut the tree from the power line it appears he accidently cut into live wire with his chainsaw, electrocuting him. PUD personnel made the area safe so responding emergency personnel could get to Rohrer’s body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.



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