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Yakima Fire Crews Rescue Man From 30 Ft. Flag Pole

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A man in Yakima is doing okay now after firefighters rescued him from a 30 foot flag pole Monday afternoon. A man in Yakima is doing okay now after firefighters rescued him from a 30 foot flag pole Monday afternoon.
YAKIMA, WA - A man in Yakima is doing okay now after firefighters rescued him from a 30 foot flag pole Monday afternoon. 

Firefighters said the man was working on the flag pole which is on the roof of the William O Douglas building. 

The building is three stories tall. 

Crews said the man suspended himself with ropes while he was painting the ball on the top of the flag pole but he got dizzy and lost his balance and found himself hanging upside down.

Fire crews were able to reach him within three minutes and get him down using their aerial tiller.

EMS teams loaded him in an ambulance and took him to a local hospital where he was treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration.  
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