Climber rescued from spar

A climber was rescued by firefighters on July 7, 2021, in Fredenberg, Minnesota, after he cut the top off a Norway pine and it somehow became caught in his harness, trapping him 40 to 50 feet up on the spar of the tree.

The rescue was a group effort. The Fredenberg Volunteer Fire Department, in a post that appeared on, thanked the Gnesen Fire Department, Hermantown Fire Department, St. Louis County Rescue Squad, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department, Life Link Air Medical Transport and Mayo Ambulance, Steve Happy and Minnesota Power for use of their bucket trucks and “Noble Salminen from One Tree Care for his expertise in working with trees and rigging and especially for climbing up the tree to rescue the individual from a very scary and dangerous situation, bringing him down to safety on the ground.”

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