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Fire departments rescue man from tree in Opelousas

Posted at 3:26 PM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 17:23:00-05

UPDATE: According to officials, the man who found his way up a tree in St. Landry Parish has been safely removed. No one was harmed during the incident.

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Fire departments in St. Landry Parish are working to get a man down from a tree along Country Ridge Road in Opelousas.

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Fire District 3 says they received the call around 1:30 pm about the man who was located in a tree. They believe the individual may have a mental illness or be under the influence.

The agency says they are working to get the man down and required assistance from the Opelousas Fire Department as District 3 does not have any aerial apparatuses or ladders tall enough to reach.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s office says there are no active warrants out for this individual but they are also assisting in the retrieval.

KATC is told that the individual continues to climb higher as crews work to get him down.

A map of the area is below: