A 29-year-old sailor, working as a captain in a private ship died of electrocution in Bagatipara upazila of Natore District on Friday noon.
The deceased was identified as Akram Hossain Babu, originally from Panchuria village of the upazila.
Quoting family members, police said Babu came in contact with a live electric wire while trying to connect the electricity to the water pump.
Family members rescued him and took him to the upazila health complex where doctors declared him dead.
Bagatipara police station officer-in-charge Sirajul Islam confirmed the matter to UNB.