Rescuers recount saving man 150-feet high on cell tower



CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A worker is recovering after emergency crews rescued him as he was dangling 150 feet off the ground from a cell phone tower in Charlotte.

Firefighters Kevin Wallin and Capt. Joel Cherry told WSOC how they rescued the man who was injured and close to falling to his death.

They climbed up, working their way up to the worker who was suspended from his harness.

Then they pulled the worker upright so he could get blood flow back in his legs after dangling for around 40 minutes.

“He told me he had two kids, one kid at home and one on the way, and he wanted to get home to them,” Cherry said.

The worker then climbed down most of the tower before being lowered the rest of the way to the ground into the arms of waiting firefighters.

The worker’s name and the extent of his injuries have not been released, but he is expected to be OK.

The incident is under investigation.

Source: WSOC

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