Police: Winter Park man dies after being electrocuted by downed power line

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WINTER PARK, Fla. (WESH) — A 51-year-old man died after being electrocuted by a power line downed by Hurricane Irma on Monday morning, police said.

Winter Park police were called to check on a person in the area of Leith Avenue and Westchester Avenue shortly after 7:15 p.m.

The man, Brian Paul Buwalda, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said it appears as though he was electrocuted by a downed power line.

The exact cause of death is being investigated by the medical examiner’s office.

Authorities recommend that people stay away from downed power lines and urge others to be extremely cautious. You should also not drive through flooded roads after a storm that may have knocked down power lines.

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