Forest Park man electrocuted, tried to dislodge drone from tree with metal pole

A man died Saturday after he was electrocuted while trying to retrieve a drone that had become stuck in a tree in Forest Park.

Reff Teasley, 37, and his brother, Calvin Teasley, were using a metal pole to try to dislodge the drone when the pole touched a power line, Forest Park police said in a news release.

They were both sent flying backward and landed on the ground nearby, the release said.

Reff Teasley was unconscious and wasn’t breathing when police arrived. He later died at a local hospital.

Calvin Teasley was taken to the hospital and was reportedly stable. No other details have been released.

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