Injured repairman improving

REGION – A 61-year-old Sears department store repairman remained hospitalized Thursday, but his condition was improving following injuries he sustained Wednesday while working on a big-screen television at a Merrimack residence.

Gerald Tetrault, of Gilford was in good condition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he was transported by medical helicopter shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, hospital and police officials said.

Police and fire crews suspected Tetrault had sustained “severe electrical shock” after he was found lying unconscious behind a television he was working on at 35 Maidstone Drive at about 5 p.m.

A resident at the home told police she had heard a loud noise just prior to finding Tetrault lying face up behind the television, police said.

Tetrault, who had also suffered a gash to his temple, regained consciousness as he was being loaded into a Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical helicopter at nearby Martell Field, fire officials said.

Sears officials were unavailable for comment.