Res­cue as ‘in­ca­pac­i­tated’ man in just his pants dan­gles from ELEC­TRIC­ITY PYLON 65ft above ground

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This is the mo­ment a man dan­gling from an elec­tric­ity pylon 65ft from the ground was res­cued af­ter nar­rowly avoid­ing death on a high volt­age power line. The 36-yearold was spot­ted hang­ing from a ca­ble in Hut­ton, Lan­cashire, af­ter climb­ing up the pylon Tues­day. For­tu­nately, the ca­ble he was dan­gling from on the 275,000 volt line was switched off be­cause it was un­der­go­ing main­te­nance at the time. The volt­age is over 1,000 times higher than that of elec­tric­ity run­ning through UK house­holds and could have in­stantly killed the man. Moun­tain res­cue spe­cial­ists from Lan­cashire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice (LFRS) had Na­tional Grid cut power to the sur­round­ing ca­bles on the high volt­age line be­fore re­turn­ing him to the ground safely (above and be­low right). It is not known why the man climbed the pylon and po­lice say he cur­rently faces no charges af­ter be­ing taken to Royal Pre­ston Hospi­tal as a pre­cau­tion. Bob Clare/

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