Drunk man rescued from tree

Firefighters rescued an intoxicated man dangling upside-down in a tree in central Dunedin on Saturday.

A Fire Service spokesman said firefighters from Dunedin Station were called to Bishops Rd at 10.26pm after reports a young intoxicated man was caught in a tree and hanging upside-down.

Firefighters rescued him.

It was unclear whether the man fell down a steep bank and was caught in the tree or fell when climbing the tree.

The 20-year-old man was taken away by police, a St John spokesman said.

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