Man dies after being impaled by fence


Source: KTLA

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LOS ANGELES -- A man in California died after he was impaled by a fence in front of his home Wednesday.

The victim was in a tree about 20 feet from the ground when he fell and landed on a "pointy" fence around 3:30 a.m., according to police.

Officers said the man's body was discovered hours after he climbed a tree to retrieve a jacket and fell.

The fence went through the left side of the man's face and exited out of the right side.

It is likely he died from internal bleeding according to police.

He was later identified at 30-year-old Edwin Ochoa, according to KTLA.

Police found Ochoa after receiving reports of a prowling suspect.

Officers found a dozen beer cans at the scene and said there was a party earlier that evening.

Ochoa's death is believed to be accidental according to police.

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