FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- On Friday at 1:28 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a report of a cherry-picker occupied by two males hitting power lines on the 7400 block of Bella Lago Drive in Fort Myers Beach. Deputies responded to the scene and located two deceased males in the cherry-picker.
Their preliminary investigation has revealed the men were conducting some maintenance to the building when the cherry-picker was lifted into the power lines. Detectives state this appears to be an accidental electrocution. The official cause of death will be determined after autopsies are conducted by the Medical Examiner's office.
The two men and the companies they were working for have been identified as Juan Bocanegra, 37, of Fort Myers (He was working for J. Baller Construction at the time of the incident), and 30-year-old Dustin Manning of Bradenton (who was workng for Cutting Edge Moldings).