FRAZEE, Minn. — A fundraiser has been started to help the family of a 25-year-old man who died from an electric shock while working on a cement-pouring project with friends at a rural Frazee home.
Dillon Andrew Wilson left behind longtime girlfriend Amber Bauer and a young son, according to and a GoFundMe page has been set up by a friend to help cover his funeral expenses. As of Friday afternoon, May 10, more than $4,000 of the $10,000 goal has been raised.
Wilson was electrocuted while pouring cement for a project at an acquaintance's home in Evergreen Township Monday, May 6. As they finished pouring the cement, a "long pole" Wilson was holding touched overhead power lines, causing the fatal shock, according to a news release form the Becker County Sheriff's Office.
When responders arrived at the scene, they found Wilson in cardiac arrest with friends performing CPR.
Efforts to save Wilson's life were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
"I can say with confidence that our entire town is grieving," fundraiser creator Felicia Teiken writes in the GoFundMe page's description. "This was a loss. He was taken from us entirely too soon."
A funeral date has not yet been announced on the page.