St James man electrocuted while picking breadfruit | Loop Jamaica

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A man was on Tuesday morning electrocuted while picking breadfruit in a yard in an upscale St James community.

He has since died.

The deceased has been identified as Ashley Barrett, who was of a St James address.

Reports from the police are that shortly after 9am, Barrett was in a tree picking breadfruit at premises in the Coral Gardens community when he was electrocuted. The stick he was using reportedly came in contact with a Jamaica Public Service (JPS) high-tension wire.

He was reportedly removed from the tree by personnel from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Jamaica Fire Brigade and JPS.

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