GOODING -- A 27-year-old man is in critical condition after police say he climbed an Idaho Power utility pole and was badly shocked.

The Gooding Police Department says officers spotted the man on the power pole and saw him fall some 35 feet to the ground.

They immediately called for paramedics and gave First Aid to the man.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to North Canyon Medical Center and later flown to the University of Utah, where he is listed in critical condition, police said.

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