A man in Oregon is lucky to be alive after taking a selfie while atop a power tower

A tower in Portland Oregon which was the site of a selfie accident
@Deepizzaguy (96491)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
May 17, 2024 3:28pm CST
A male person has to be crazy to attempt to take a selfie after he climbed a Portland General Electric tower on Wednesday afternoon when he stepped on a power line that had around 57,000 volts of electricity that knocked down the man who fell 40 feet into bushes below along railroad tracks. An off-duty paramedic was in the area of the incident told firefighters that the victim was awake and breathing which amazed the paramedic since the shock of the powerline would normally end a person's life. The selfie victim was taken by an ambulance to a local hospital in Portland to be treated for his injuries. The condition of the accident is not known at this time. Hopefully the person who attempted to take the selfie will learn his lesson not to risk his life talking selfies in dangerous places again. Link is firehouse.com/operations-tra...
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@snowy22315 (172631)
• United States
17 May
What a crazy. What the heck did he think was going to happen?
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
That is what I am wondering what goes through the mind of some people risking their lives just to take a selfie.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
@HaruLoid I know what you mean since some persons on social media are rude and mean on the site when they disagree with me.
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@HaruLoid (1485)
• Philippines
18 May
It just shows how social media can actually make some people crazy and stupid these days.
@AmbiePam (86602)
• United States
17 May
What a lucky moron.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
17 May
I agree with you.
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@HaruLoid (1485)
• Philippines
18 May
I know, right?
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
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@xstitcher (30763)
• Petaluma, California
18 May
Jeez. The crazy things people do.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
I know what you mean.
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@RasmaSandra (75082)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 May
I have to say that was a stupid thing to do and I hope he survives this,
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
17 May
I hope so as well.
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@HaruLoid (1485)
• Philippines
18 May
Totally agree with you there.
@just4him (311404)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 May
That's a tragic lesson to learn. I hope he learned it.
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@just4him (311404)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 May
@Deepizzaguy Yes, they can.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
@just4him I am in agreement with you.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
I hope so as well since taking selfies in some places can be deadly.
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@dya80dya (34862)
17 May
He was lucky. Some people would do anything for a selfie.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
17 May
I avoid taking my own picture for privacy and safety issues.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
@HaruLoid You are right.
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@HaruLoid (1485)
• Philippines
18 May
Still a ridiculous thing to do though!
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@GardenGerty (158350)
• United States
18 May
I would think the electricity would have stopped his heart.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
That is what the first responders were saying that the man is lucky to be alive after he was shocked by the wire.
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@celticeagle (161452)
• Boise, Idaho
18 May
I am afraid of heights so this is a scary story. He was probably unconscious going the 40 feet but it still makes me a little woosy. I hope he is okay.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
I hope so as well since I am scared of heights myself.
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@innertalks (21279)
• Australia
18 May
That is one shocking story. The guy was very lucky to survive both the shock, and the fall.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
He was very lucky according to the first responder who took care of him.
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@thelme55 (76659)
• Germany
18 May
OMG! What a crazy man to risk his life just for taking a selfie.
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@LindaOHio (161648)
• United States
18 May
That was so stupid! I hope he's OK.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
I know what you mean since it is stupid for anyone to take a selfie in a dangerous situation needs to have their heads examined.
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@grenery8 (4370)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
20 May
Even school kids would know better. He was so lucky that I can't believe it how he survived this is his second chance and hope he will become wiser
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
20 May
I hope so as well since hopefully the accident victim will think twice before risking his life taking a selfie.
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@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 May
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@grenery8 (4370)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
21 May
@Deepizzaguy you got that right
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@HaruLoid (1485)
• Philippines
18 May
What in the world got into his mind to actually take a selfie photo that high and at the top of a very dangerous structure at that! I'm starting to think that this is one of the negative effects of social media platforms. Wanting to gain more like, followers, sharers, and to be popular, then decided to climb there just to take a selfie. Its just ridiculous!
@Deepizzaguy (96491)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 May
I know what you mean.
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