Man suffers fatal electrical discharge in presumed theft attempt

A 37-year-old man died early Monday morning in the El Roble section of Puntarenas when he appears to have touched a main electrical wire.

The man was identified by the last name of Guerrero. The Judicial Investigating Organization said agents at the scene thought that the man was trying to steal electrical cable. The death happened sometime in the early hours, and neighbors found the body at 6:20 a.m., agents said.

Near the body were a ladder and other tools suggesting that the man was trying to cut and steal cable, they said. 

The body was not far from a utility pole.

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