Tipsy tree trimmer with bottle of tequila left dangling in Los Angeles tree for hours, police say

Man rescued by firefighters

LOS ANGELES - A tipsy tree trimmer found with a bottle of tequila dangled for nearly two hours in a West Los Angeles tree before he was rescued, authorities said.

The man was reported about 40 feet up a eucalyptus tree Monday evening in the Brentwood area.

He apparently had lost his footing and was dangling from a strap around his chest and arms.

A fire spokesman tells City News Service that it took 27 firefighters, a 35-foot ladder and ropes to rescue him.

Authorities say the man appeared to be tipsy and had a half-full bottle of tequila was in his belt. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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