Body Removed From Seattle Electrical Tower - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Body Removed From Seattle Electrical Tower

Posted: Updated:

SEATTLE (AP) - A fire department team has removed the body of a man who apparently was electrocuted while climbing a 200-foot tower carrying high-voltage electrical wires in Seattle.
    
Department spokesman Kyle Moore says the body was lowered in a basket before 7 a.m. Friday.
    
Witnesses reported seeing a flash and a person falling before 1 a.m. on the tower in the Fremont neighborhood.
    
Moore says it was too dangerous for firefighters to climb the tower right away. A helicopter spotted the body on a platform at about the 150-foot level. City Light turned off power so firefighters could recover the body.
    
The utility was able to switch service, so only one customer was without power during the recovery.
    
Moore says there's nothing to indicate why the man climbed the tower.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Jury Finds Arteaga Guilty Of Murder

    Jury Finds Arteaga Guilty Of Murder

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:14:03 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It took a jury only a little more than two hours on Wednesday to find Daniel Arteaga guilty for the murder of Kim Schmidt. The prosecution said Arteaga was very jealous that his relationship was ending with Schmidt and she was moving on.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It took a jury only a little more than two hours on Wednesday to find Daniel Arteaga guilty for the murder of Kim Schmidt. The prosecution said Arteaga was very jealous that his relationship was ending with Schmidt and she was moving on. They say that's part of the reason why he decided to kill her at the beginning of 2012. The defense disagreed saying that Arteaga was not there when she died and they think she may have even died of suicideMore >>
  • Child Care More Expensive Than College In Most States

    Child Care More Expensive Than College In Most States

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:09:26 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s something parents all over the Inland Northwest have felt for years and now the data proves it: the average cost of daycare now exceeds in-state college tuition in 31 states, including Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. The report from Child Care Aware shows daycare is roughly $1,000-$5,000 a year more expensive than college in the four above-listed states.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s something parents all over the Inland Northwest have felt for years and now the data proves it: the average cost of daycare now exceeds in-state college tuition in 31 states, including Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. The report from Child Care Aware shows daycare is roughly $1,000-$5,000 a year more expensive than college in the four above-listed states.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.