Man shocked while cutting branches in Venice

Venice, FL – A 45-year-old man was shocked while cutting tree branches in a yard on Tuesday morning. According to witnesses, the man was on a ladder trimming tree branches and accidentally touched a power line with his saw.

Officers responded to the scene and found the man unconscious, not breathing, and did not have a pulse. Officers administered an AED and then started chest compressions.

The victim began to breathe on his own and was taken to Venice Regional Bayfront Health by EMS.

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