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Worker Overcome by Heat Rescued from Texas Tower

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BURLESON, Texas (AP) - A communications tower worker in North
Texas has been rescued from a height of more than 700 feet after
apparently suffering heat exhaustion.

Rescue officials say the man was lowered to safety early
Thursday and transported to a Fort Worth-area hospital. His name
and condition weren't immediately released.

Lt. Jeremiah Lozier with the Burleson Fire Department says the
rescue took about seven hours and a harness was used to lower the

The National Weather Service says temperatures were still above
100 degrees in the area Wednesday night when co-workers reported
the man appeared to be overcome by the intense heat.

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