Updated on July 3, 2017 at 9:56 AM
These are images from his Facebook pages. Obviously the guy was mentally ill. He went to join his ghosts before killing somebody. Good job Kelton. RIP.
By Everton Bailey Jr.
The death of a West Linn man electrocuted last week after he climbed a Southeast Portland utility pole was ruled a suicide by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.
Kelton M. Kennedy, 27, had a history of "documented mental health crisis," according to Portland police.
Officers found Kennedy last Wednesday evening dangling about halfway up the pole near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Stark Street. Witnesses said he had been pulled at power lines . Kennedy died at the scene.
Man electrocuted on power lines in SE Portland
Updated on June 29, 2017
By Samantha Matsumoto
A man was electrocuted on power lines in Southeast Portland after he climbed a utility pole Wednesday evening, Portland police said. Police believe the man is dead.
The man reportedly was pulling at wires attached to the pole on the northeast corner of the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Stark Street, police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said.
When officers arrived shortly before 5 p.m., they reported the man was dangling about halfway up the pole and was likely being electrocuted.
Portland General Electric and Portland Fire and Rescue are working to get the man down. He is not showing any signs of life, Simpson said.
The intersection is closed to all traffic and there may be a power outage in the area, Simpson said. This story will be updated.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A man was likely electrocuted after climbing a utility pole and pulling on wires in southeast Portland, according to police.
Emergency crews responded to Southeast 122nd Avenue and Stark Street at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday.
Witnesses said a man climbed a utility pole and was seen throwing items from his pockets before pulling on wires and other items attached to the pole.
When officers arrived, they said the man appeared to be getting electrocuted. He was then showing no signs of life.
Crews from Portland General Electric and Portland Fire & Rescue were working on how to safely get the man down from the wires.
The intersection was closed to all traffic while crews shut down power.
PGE crews were able to shut down the power and retrieve the man's body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy Thursday to determine the man's identity and official cause of death