Climber rescued from 70 feet up

Fire crews rescued a tree climber stranded 70 feet up in a tree on April 2, 2021, in Snellville, Georgia.

The climber was topping a tree behind a home when he somehow became stranded.

Firefighters specially trained as rope-rescue technicians created a rope system to attach to the man, who did not appear to be injured, and lower him to the ground safely. All of this happened, according to officials, while a neighbor helped translate between fire crews and the man.

Firefighter-EMT Brian Martin was the one to scale the tree, which had major decay, to help bring the man down. According to fire Lt.-Paramedic Brant Keiser, this is the kind of scenario firefighters on the technical-rescue team often train for, “but very rarely get to perform,” according to the
WXIA-TV/11Alive report.

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