This guy was well named

Some people really do bring misery and hurt…and sometimes death upon themselves. But this guy was seriously at a disadvantage with his first name.

A man from the Far North town of Kohukohu has been electrocuted after climbing a power pole. 

Darwin James Joyce, 22, died after he climbed to the top of the pole on Sunday at about 7.20pm and came into contact with a live high voltage conductor at Motukaraka in the Hokianga.

Power was cut to at least 32 customers after the incident.

“A second person also received electrical burns while attempting a rescue,” said Russell Shaw, Top Energy chief executive.

Apparently he climbed up after a fight with the missus.

No man or woman is worth dying for.


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