September 1, 2014
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Georgia man was saved by his pants when he decided to climb 35 feet up a power pole and slipped. The pants luckily caught on the metal tower, stopping his fall.
Gwinnett County Fire Department officials believe the 21-year-old man from Duluth, Ga., had been drinking and ignored a companion's suggestion he had climbed far enough up the pole.
Officials did not identify the man.
After his pants caught, the man spent about two hours dangling before a rescue team climbed the tower and got him down.
No charges had been filed Saturday afternoon.
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