Port Ludlow man rescued from treetop 

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Posted 2/22/21

A Port Ludlow man was rescued from a treetop Saturday morning after he climbed 50 feet up the trunk but couldn’t get back down.

Rescue units from Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue responded to …

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Port Ludlow man rescued from treetop 

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A Port Ludlow man was rescued from a treetop Saturday morning after he climbed 50 feet up the trunk but couldn’t get back down.

Rescue units from Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue responded to the call, as well as East Jefferson Fire Rescue and the Navy’s technical rescue teams from Naval Magazine Indian Island and Rescue 61 from the Navy’s installation in Bangor.

Officials with Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue said the man had climbed the tree to top it off but then discovered the ropes he had used in his climb were frayed and he couldn’t use them to get back down.

Emergency dispatchers were notified just before 9 a.m. Feb. 20.

A member of one of the Navy’s technical teams climbed the tree and attached ropes to the harness the tree cutter was wearing, and the two descended to the ground safely.

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