Man rescued from 10 feet down inside Midtown chimney

It appears Santa might’ve come to Midtown about a month late. However, firefighters didn’t receive any presents they wanted.

Instead, they had to rescue a man who ended up 10 feet down in a building’s chimney in northeast Atlanta on Saturday morning, Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford told Channel 2 Action News.

He said it began as an Atlanta police incident, where the man was running around on top of a roof in the 1100 block of Crescent Avenue. 

Atlanta police told he was threatening to jump from the roof before he wedged himself inside the chimney. Firefighters had to breach a wall in the attic to get inside and rescue him, Stafford said. 


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Police said he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injures. Charges are pending.

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