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Originally published Friday, May 3, 2013 at 4:44 AM

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Climber falls on Seattle electrical tower

A climber has fallen on a high-voltage electrical tower in Seattle.

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A climber has fallen on a high-voltage electrical tower in Seattle.

Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore told KING that witnesses reported seeing a climber fall about 12:30 a.m. Friday. They also saw sparks on the tower in the Fremont neighborhood.

Moore says Seattle City Light advised the fire department that rescuers could be electrocuted, so they stayed on the ground. A helicopter was called in and spotted a person on a platform at about the 150-foot level. Moore says there's no movement and the person is presumed dead.

City Light is turning off the power through the tower so a fire department technical rescue team can recover the body. That will likely cause some power outages in Seattle during the recovery.

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