ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A 48-year-old man was electrocuted Monday afternoon in the 2500 block of N Torrance Avenue while working on a water well, authorities said.
Ector County Sheriff's deputies responded around 4:45 p.m. and found the victim, later identified as Tom Sawyer, lying face down on the ground, according to Sgt. Gary Duesler.
Sawyer was unresponsive and pronounced dead.
Authorities said he and a friend had been attempting to lower a piece of pipe into the well with a winch truck.
Sawyer was reportedly electrocuted when the metal tip of the pipe came into contact with overhead power lines.