Foley man killed in apparent accidental electrocution

A Foley man was killed in an apparent accidental electrocution at Team Industries in Audubon.

According to a release from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, an initial report said a man was on the ground in the parking lot next to equipment that was touching a powerline.

Emergency responders arrived and found a recycling semi-truck parked with the hydraulic bed extension resting against an overhead power line.

The victim, 43-year-old Marlyn Boyle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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