Man rescued after jumping 10 feet down chimney

Atlanta Fire Rescue are working to get a person out of chimney in northeast Atlanta on Saturday morning. (Photo: Atlanta Fire Rescue)

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Atlanta Fire Rescue are working to get a person out of chimney in northeast Atlanta on Saturday morning. (Photo: Atlanta Fire Rescue)

It appears Santa might've come to Midtown about a month late. However, firefighters didn't receive any presents they wanted.

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Instead, they had to rescue a man who ended up 10 feet down in a building's chimney in northeast Atlanta on Saturday morning, Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford told Channel 2 Action News.

He said it began as an Atlanta police incident, where the man was running around on top of a roof on Crescent Avenue.

Atlanta police told AJC.com he was threatening to jump from the roof before he wedged himself inside the chimney. Firefighters had to breach a wall in the attic to get inside and rescue him, Stafford said.

Police said he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injures. Charges are pending.

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