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AZ men shocked while setting up radio antenna

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Two men were electrically shocked early Tuesday morning when a 40-foot-tall communications antenna they were setting up brushed power lines, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office said.

Because of darkness, the men, working on Telegraph Pass, had not noticed the power wires overhead, said sheriff's Lt. Darren Simmons.

Rural Metro ambulance took one of the men, Jim Bush, of Yuma, to Yuma Regional Medical Center. Bush suffered moderate burns to his hand and lower leg. He is in stable condition.

The other man, identified as Dennis Knight, of Yuma, refused medical attention.

Bush and Knight are active members of the Yuma County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue but they were not involved in any sanctioned sheriff's office event at the time of the incident.

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