VIDEO: Man injured when he is shocked by, falls from utility pole near Ohio University

State News

ATHENS, Ohio (WCMH) — A video circulating on social media shows a man fall from the top of a utility pole after being shocked by one of the wires.

The five-second video shows the man reach the top of the pole, followed by sparks, at which point he tumbles head over feet to the ground.

Athens City Police responded to the scene, according to Ohio University police.

A brief release from Athens Police said the incident happened on Palmer Street at approximately 9:35 p.m. Friday.

He was transported to a hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Police have not released the victim’s name or his condition.

Ohio University released a statement saying the victim is not a student at the school.

Athens City Police have released no other information at this time.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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