Man shocked while picking avocados in tree

Man taken to hospital with serious injuries

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MIAMI - A man in his 40's was shocked Wednesday evening while picking avocados out of a tree with an extension rod.

Authorities said the man touched a power line near the tree with the rod, knocking him unconscious.

Witnesses helped the man while in the tree, until paramedics arrived.

The man was taken to the hospital by MFD Rescue to the Ryder Trauma Center with some serious injuries.

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