Fire­fight­ers res­cue drone from tree B

The Denver Post - - DENVER & THE WEST -

basalt» Fire­fight­ers say they’ve res­cued cats from trees be­fore, but this time they saved a drone that a 9year-old boy had just re­ceived for Christ­mas.

Fire­fight­ers used a lad­der truck to ex­tract the drone Mon­day af­ter gusty winds pushed it into the branches.

Fam­ily mem­bers had tried knock­ing it loose with a foot­ball, and some­body tried climb­ing the tree, but noth­ing worked.

The boy’s grand­mother then called po­lice for ideas. Po­lice called a fire sta­tion, and be­cause the crew wasn’t busy, they rolled to the res­cue.

Fire Chief Scott Thomp­son says dis­patch­ing fire­fight­ers might have kept some­one from get­ting hurt try­ing to re­trieve the drone.

Po­lice say the drone still worked.

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