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Man trimming trees in Lincoln yard electrocuted

August 30, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police say a Lincoln man who was trimming trees in his south Lincoln backyard has been electrocuted.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 36-year-old Zachary Francke died Wednesday afternoon after a tree limb fell on a power line and he tried to remove it.

Rescue crews were called to the home just before 2 p.m. Police closed traffic on South 40th Street as Lincoln emergency medical technicians attempted to save Francke.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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