Man dies after falling from ladder while trimming tree

READ THE UPDATE TO THIS STORY HERE: Naples Park man recalls efforts trying to save man who fell off ladder

A man died Saturday night after coming into contact with live electrical wire and falling from a more than 20-foot ladder.

Amado Gomez, 32, whose address was not available Saturday night, was trimming palm trees in front of 361 Tradewinds Ave., North Park, when it happened, said Michelle Batten, public information officer for the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff’s deputies were called at 5:13 p.m. and Gomez was proclaimed dead at NCH North Naples Hospital, Batten said.

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