A man who climbed to the top of a utility pole today in an alleged effort to steal copper had to be rescued after he was jolted by a high-voltage wire and burned over 50 percent of his body, officials said.I may not be a smart man, but I know what 7000 volts is.
Live TV coverage of the 1 1/2 -hour rescue showed the man's shirt in tatters, his jeans mostly burned away from his body. His skin looked red and he appeared to be in extreme pain as rescue personnel eased him down a fire truck's extended ladder.That's a good summary: pain. Extreme pain.
I'm guessing Darwin will triumph sooner or later.
UPDATE: He died from his injuries.