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Powell River man electrocuted climbing hydro tower

A young man is in critical condition and another has severe burns to his hands after climbing a hydro tower.

Two young men were climbing the tower when one was electrocuted.

The other was able to call 911.

Police, Powell River and Malaspina Fire Departments, and Search and Rescue responded to the scene.

Crews were able to ground the tower – allowing rescue crews to get to them and lower them to the ground.

One young man had severe burns to his hands. The other was airlifted to Vancouver with severe burns to his upper torso.

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