A tree trimmer was found electrocuted to death in a tree in Cheviot Hills on Tuesday, according to fire officials.
Firefighters were initially dispatched for a rescue after reports of an unresponsive male, around 30 years old, stuck in a 20- to 25-foot tree and suffering from electrocution, apparently from coming in contact with a power line.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shut off the power lines as firefighters climbed a ladder to reach the man to provide medical assistance.
But fire officials said that the man was beyond medical help and that he died at the scene. Firefighters shifted from rescue efforts to recovering his body.
The Los Angeles Police Department said it was investigating the case, with officers responding to a call for a death investigation at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 10300 block of Glenn Bar Avenue.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.