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Fort Myers Beach man dies while at work trimming trees

April 12, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

An unidentified man died while trimming trees on a property near Beach Seafood on San Carlos Island at roughly 2:20 p.m. Thursday.

The man was apparently working in a bucket truck for a tree and lawn service when he touched a live wire.

Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies and Fort Myers Beach Fire District Control officials were on the scene. The man was transported by ambulance to an undisclosed medical site.

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Police and fire officials tape off the area of the electrocution.

Updates are expected once next of kin is located.

UPDATE: The man has been identified as an island local known as Denny "The Martian Man" Boyle, a Fort Myers Beach resident and big part of the community, always lending a helping hand and doing his part for the community.

UPDATE: Dennis Boyle's date of birth: 08-17-1950.

On April 12, 2012 at 2:17 p.m., Lee County Sheriffs Deputies were called to a medical assistance call at 768 Oak Street on Fort Myers Beach. Upon arrival, a deceased male was discovered.

Due to the nature of the death, the Major Crimes Unit is actively conducting a death investigation.

SOURCE: Lee County Sheriff's Office



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