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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - A man was electrocuted Sunday night in Madison County while, police suspect, he was attempting to steal copper wire.

Three witnesses stated they were driving in Alton, Ill., when they saw the man screaming for help, badly burned and bleeding. Emergency medical personnel and police responded, and the man was transported to Alton Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says evidence suggests the man was trying to steal copper wire from an Ameren IP Substation. The case is still under investigation.

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