That neighbor happens to be a firefighter. He says he found wire cutters in the victim's hand, so it appears he was trying to cut or strip the wire.
The rescuers estimate the man was out for four to five minutes before they got to him. They helped pull him down from the attic and used on-the-job training to start compressions until paramedics arrived.
"He had a bit of trauma," said Aubrey Bashara, who helped resuscitate the man. "Wasn't sure if it was an exit wound from the electrocution. He was blue, no color, pulseless. So we went ahead and pulled him down."
The good news is the good Samaritans were able to regain a pulse before the victim was transported. That man is in an area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.