- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

FRANKLIN, Neb. (AP) - Firefighters and members of a volunteer rope team have helped rescue a worker from a water tower in south-central Nebraska.

The Kearney Hub reports (https://bit.ly/2bo2GqN ) that Franklin firefighters were notified around 9:20 a.m. Thursday that a man had climbed up the 85-foot-tall tower to perform some maintenance but felt too exhausted to climb back down.

The South Central Rope Team deployed two volunteers using ropes and harnesses to lower the unidentified man to safety on the ground. Medics examined him at the scene five miles south of Franklin, and he was not taken to a hospital.

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Information from: Kearney Hub, https://www.kearneyhub.com/

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