Tree trimmer found dead dangling from wires in tall tree

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By: Associated Press
March 3, 2018

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Metro Atlanta authorities say a man working as a tree trimmer is dead after he was found tangled in wires and dangling high in a tall tree.

Officials say the man hung upside down for nearly two hours Saturday from about 50 feet off the ground behind a home in DeKalb County.

Firefighters tried frantically to rescue the trapped tree trimmer. But DeKalb County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Alex Lane said rescue efforts were difficult because the tall tree had few branches.

The tree trimmer's name was not immediately released. Authorities say they suspect the worker's death was accidental. An investigation is being conducted.

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