March 22, 2007 08:51am
Article from: AAP
A MAN has been electrocuted on his north Queensland property overnight.
Police say the 64-year-old man died after walking on a fallen powerline in long grass at Mission Beach around 7.20pm (AEST).
He had been checking out his property with his 30-year-old son after losing power.
The son suffered a minor shock when he tried to help his father who died at the scene.
Police said two powerlines had been brought down, possibly when a bird flew into them.
Investigations are continuing but police said there were no suspicious circumstances.