Man Stuck Upside Down In Tree

0 Shares

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, (UPI) — Firefighters in Alaska said they were called to rescue a man who was stuck dangling upside-down about 25 to 30 feet up a tree.

The Fairbanks Fire Department said the 53-year-old man, whose name was not released, climbed the tree next to the old Ice Park site on Phillips Field Road for exercise because “it was something he wanted to do,” The Fairbanks Daily News Miner reported Thursday.

The man said he used foot spikes and a belly belt to climb the tree and ended up stuck upside down when he leaned back to rest.

The Fire Department rescued the man using as platform/ladder truck.

“He had a cellphone on a lanyard around his neck and called his buddy who called 911,” the Fire Department said in a news release. “It was suggested that when he does this in future he not do it alone … have a buddy with him. He picked up his gear once medics checked him and walked back to his car. Everyone then went home.”

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.