Caption

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 AJC.com 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. 

 

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 If your neighbor's tree falls in your yard, who pays for removal?
  2. 2 Heavy rain, flooding, winter weather all possible for North Georgia
  3. 3 Voting problems and election integrity debated in Georgia

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

— Please return to AJC.com for updates.

In other news:

More from AJC