CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte Fire Department and emergency crew performed a high-angle rescue Thursday evening of a man stuck atop a cell tower in southeast Charlotte.
CFD tweeted late Thursday night about a rescue underway at the cell tower where a man was reportedly trapped over 130 feet in the air.
CFD working a high angle rescue from a cell tower at 1805 Rama Rd; 10:47 pm pic.twitter.com/NA33zyWBLf— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) September 29, 2017
Emergency crews worked to reach and secure the trapped man for over an hour. Many crew on the ground were seen craning their necks to make sure the rescue was going as planned.
CFD working high angle rescue; estimated 130' up; 10:59 pm pic.twitter.com/4Yl6jU0KfN— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) September 29, 2017
The man was rescued just before midnight Thursday, with Charlotte Fire calling the operation a success.
CFD completes Successful high angle rescue from 130' cell tower;11:40 pm pic.twitter.com/4sROop8BvH— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) September 29, 2017