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Wailuku Man electrocuted, killed picking breadfruit

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On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at about 11:19 a.m., a 55 year old male was found unresponsive at a residence on Waiale Road in Wailuku. The male was reportedly picking breadfruit from a tree when an aluminum pole he was carrying came into contact with an overhead high voltage power line. The male was apparently electrocuted and fell from the tree onto the ground. Upon arrival by emergency personnel, the male was found to be lifeless and subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

The male was identified as Joseph Riveira of Wailuku. The exact cause of death is yet to be determined.

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