- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee firefighters have rescued a raptor researcher who was dangling in a safety harness from a tree branch about 40 feet off the ground.

Deputy Milwaukee Fire Chief Sean Slowey says the Stevens Point man fell off a tree near a Cooper’s hawk nest on Sunday. The federally licensed researcher was attaching identification bands to four recently born chicks when he fell.

Slowey tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/24Zx9us ) the man was suspended from a branch and holding two hawk chicks when the fire crew arrived with a ladder truck just after noon.

The ladder with a bucket was extended into the tree, and the researcher and chicks were lowered safely to the ground. The ladder was then used to return the chicks to a branch close to the nest.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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