Manatee man dies while doing yardwork

Herald Staff ReportsJuly 10, 2013 

MANATEE -- A Manatee man died Wednesday morning after yard work turned deadly, according to Manatee Public Safety.

An older male resident on the 5100 block of Soaring Way in Windmill Manor Mobile Homes was doing yard work when a neighbor witnessed him collapse and called 911 at 11:23 a.m. on Thursday, according to Capt. Mike Turner at the 911 Call Center.

Witnesses performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

Neighbors said they believed the man had a heart attack. But officials found signs that the man was electrocuted and he was pronounced dead on the scene. Electrical boxes were found near where the man was working.

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