According to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, a man was electrocuted on May 24th in Clarkfield. The Sheriff’s Office received a call that the victim was in a lift bucket trimming trees on Monday afternoon and had come in contact with an electrical line causing electrocution.

Emergency personal responded to the scene to render aid once the power was off. Those responding to the scene were the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, Clarkfield Ambulance, Clarkfield Fire/rescue, Granite Falls Ambulance, Renville tactical rescue team, and North Memorial Air Care transported the victim to Hennepin County Medical Center.

At this time no name is available or severity of injuries. We will update this story as more information is available. 

UPDATE as of 5-26-2021:  The victim has been identified as Bradley Kneisl, age 30 of Paynesville. He was airlifted from the scene by North Memorial Air Care and transported to a metro area hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.