Man dies after being electrocuted by downed power line in Winter Park

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A 51-year-old Winter Park man died after being electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, police said.

Winter Park police were called to check on a person in the area of Leith Avenue and Westchester Avenue shortly after 7:15 p.m.


The man, Brian Paul Buwalda, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said it appears as though he was electrocuted by a downed power line.

The exact cause of death is being investigated by the medical examiner’s office.

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