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[caption id="attachment_79434" align="aligncenter" width="634"]Man electrocuted posting sunset photos Man electrocuted posting sunset photos[/caption]Los Angeles Man Electrocuted to Death After Taking Facebook Photos

Sadly, a Los Angeles man was recently found deceased in a tree, tangled in electrical wiring. Live electrical wires between two poles ran through the tree, which electrocuted the man to death. He had climbed the tree to take photos of the sunset that day. In the evening, family members searched but could not locate the man. His body was found the next morning.

David Strohm Jr. of Tusin climbed the tree to capture images of the sunset. On his Facebook page, one of those images was uploaded and viewable. Before descending the tree, he came into contact with the live wire and was killed almost instantly. His family members tried to contact him and then searched for him that night. They found his phone and then his body the next morning around 9:00 A.M.

Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi told the Orange County Register that the canopy of the tree where Strohm was found is very thick and that he often would climb up there to stand or sit.

'Our message is: stay away,' Concialdi told the paper. 'Electricity is so dangerous.'

Without a doubt, such a tragic accident rarely occurs in this particular manner. Strohm had climbed the tree multiple times before for the same purpose. Perhaps he lost sight of the wires or didn't know of their presence. Either way, a freak accident like this has left the family in mourning. It's always a topic of debate whether such events are avoidable.

A spokesman for the Edison power company said the company is investigating the incident and cooperating with authorities.

[caption id="attachment_79435" align="aligncenter" width="634"]Recovery: It took rescuers more than an hour to get Strohm's body out of the tree where he'd accidentally made contact with power lines Recovery: It took rescuers more than an hour to get Strohm's body out of the tree where he'd accidentally made contact with power lines [/caption]

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Mike is a Thunder Bay based writer, and has been working part-time for eCanadNow since May of 2010. Mike mostly covers sci/tech stories as well as entertainment news.

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