Rope Rescue from Tree in Monrovia, Calif

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MONROVIA – Firefighters on Wednesday freed a tree trimmer who was stuck 75 feet up a palm tree and dangling upside down.

The rescue took place shortly after 10 a.m. in the 200 block of West Atara Street which is in the unincorporated county area near Monrovia.

Fire Inspector Chris Reade said the man climbed a palm tree and was cutting leaves above him. The part where the fronds grow out of broke loose and landed on the man, according to Reade.

“It knocked him off, “ the inspector said, adding that the tree trimmer ended up dangling upside down.

Reade said firefighters used chain saws to cut the palm fronds. They tied a harness to the man and lowered him.

He was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

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