Electrocution survivor shares freak hiking accident story with Gardiner teens

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Photos by HUNTER D’ANTUONO / Yellowstone Newspaper

1. Eduardo Garcia gives a presentation to Gardiner School students about his life experiences and how to maintain personal resiliency. Garcia was nearly killed after being shocked with 2,400 volts when he touched a bear carcass covering power lines four years ago just outside of Gardiner. 

2. Eduardo Garcia (center) is pictured with the first responders who came to his rescue after he was shocked by an electric current. From left are EMTs Adam Dreyer, Joel Byrd and Lance Tyson, and paramedic and park ranger Joe Bueter. 

3. Gardiner students sit quietly and feel their pulses at the instruction of Eduardo Garcia during Garcia’s presentation at Gardiner School on Wednesday afternoon.