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Community rallies around St. Charles man who was nearly electrocuted


ST. CHARLES, Minn. (KTTC) -- A community is ralling around one of their own, months after he was in a life-threatening tree cutting accident.

Jesse Halling was "brought back" by paramedics using a portable defibrillator on July 9th after a cable he was holding touched a high-voltage power line.

The accident happened in a backyard on Williams Street in Lewiston. That's where Jesse and his brother Sam were trimming a tree. Halling was rushed to the burn unit at Regions Hopsital where he was treated for 9 days before being brought home to continue his recovery in St. Charles.

Now the people of St. Charles are showing Halling just how much they continue to be behind him.

Organizers say the ordeal has affected Halling's family, which includes a fiancee and two sons, both financially and emotionally.

Many in town consider Jesse Halling a hero, as he rescued an Eyota teen from his burning vehicle when it hit a power line back in April.

Saturday afternoon, a hog roast to support Halling and his family gets underway at the American Legion in Eyota at 4 p.m. Organizers say auctions and live entertainment will follow well into the night.

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