Man nearly electrocuted while standing in water

A Maries County man is in critical condition after he was shocked while standing in the water near his home in the area of Nagagomi Lodge.

According to the Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman, a Phelps County ambulance responded to the emergency Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Heitman said the man took out his boat to check on his house. He got out of the boat and was standing in the water when he was shocked. The man was life flighted to a hospital.

Sheriff Heitman wants to remind residents to keep boats off any flooded waterways.

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