Thursday, August 23, 2007

Japan News: Woman rescued after climbing to top of 55-meter power pole in Tokyo

(Via Mainichi):

A woman was rescued in the early hours of Thursday after climbing to the top of a 55-meter-high power pole in Tokyo, police said.

The woman was apparently not injured in the incident. Investigators are questioning the woman over the motives for her action, suspecting that she may have intended to kill herself. Local police are trying to identify the woman, believed to be in her 20s.

At about 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police Department received an emergency call, reporting that a woman was screaming in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.

Officers rushed to the scene and found her crying for help on the top of a 54.5-meter-high power pole. Police immediately asked Tokyo Electric Power Co. to stop power supply to protect her from electric shock.

At about 12:50 a.m. on Thursday, she began to climb down the pole. When she stopped seven meters above the ground about 20 minutes later, rescue workers climbed up and rescued her. (Mainichi)

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