Laurel County man shocked while trying to get drone out of tree

A Laurel County man was injured Sunday when he accidentally touched an electric line while trying to retrieve a drone from a tree, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Robert Banaszak, of Marydale Road was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Gilbert Acciardo, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said he’d heard that Banaszak was expected to survive.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon about 10 miles east of London.

Deputies who responded learned that Banaszak had been standing on a ladder and using a pool net to try to reach the drone when the metal pole of the net touched a power line, according to Root’s office.