Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Man Rescued After Threatening To Jump From Cell Tower

Cell-TowerA man threatening to jump from a cell tower was successfully rescued Thursday afternoon.  Police say the male, in his 50s, climbed the tower located in the 15000 block of Avenue “G”. 

The Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department responded to the scene and asked for help from other agencies, including the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.  A ladder truck was brought in to help police negotiate with the man. 

After several hours, officers were able to secure him with a harness.  After he was brought down, the man was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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