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Update: Naked man rescued from energy tower in New Orleans

A naked man rests on a power line tower next to the Luzianne factory in New Orleans East on Jourdan Road on Thursday, April 27, 2017. A spokesperson said the power had been cut by Entergy so the man doesn't electrocute himself.
A naked man rests on a power line tower next to the Luzianne factory in New Orleans East on Jourdan Road on Thursday, April 27, 2017. A spokesperson said the power had been cut by Entergy so the man doesn't electrocute himself. Advocate staff photo

A naked man who climbed up an Entergy pole in New Orleans East was rescued by New Orleans firefighters, according to EMS.

WVUE video shows the man being carried on a stretcher to an EMS vehicle just after 4 p.m., more than six hours after a call came in to report he had climbed the tower.

New Orleans Police, firefighters and EMS paramedics worked to rescue the naked man who climbed 140 feet up an Entergy pole in New Orleans East on Thursday morning.

A little after 9:30 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a call reporting that a man had climbed the tower, which is near the 4500 block of Jourdan road, near Downman road.

An EMS spokesperson said the power had been cut by Entergy so the man doesn’t electrocute himself.

Firefighters began raising a ladder toward the man atop the tower about 3 p.m.

The man, who has been on the tower for several hours, could be seen communicating with firefighters, but showed no sign of coming down.

Check back at TheAdvocate.com for updates.

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