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A man died Wednesday afternoon after being shocked while trimming a tree in his south Lincoln backyard.

Zachary Francke, 36, was electrocuted after a tree limb fell on a power line and he tried to remove it, police said Thursday.

Rescue crews were called to the home, near South 39th and Sewell streets, just before 2 p.m.

Traffic was shut down on South 40th Street as Lincoln Fire and Rescue crews tended to Francke.

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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