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November 03, 2014

Like a bird on the wire

...like a drunk in some midnight choir.

Parachutist rescued from radio tower in south St. Louis County

Firefighters rescued a parachutist who got stuck on the guy wires of a radio tower in south St. Louis County late Thursday.

He and another man who helped him were arrested for trespassing.

Authorities got the call about the dangling parachutist 9:30 p.m. He was pulled to safety by rescuers from the Mehlville Fire Protection District about 11:45 p.m.

The man was about 155 feet high and about 20 feet from the tower, in the 5400 block of Butler Hill Road, said Brian Hendricks, chief of the Mehlville Fire Protection District.

"It appears this was a BASE jump that went wrong," Hendricks said. 

Posted by joke du jour at November 3, 2014 06:02 PM

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