South Africa: Men climb tower to be `closer to Jesus`

source: IOL
December 26 2008 at 07:47AM

Two men were rescued from a 50 metre radio tower in Lenasia on Thursday, after they climbed up to be “closer to Jesus” on Christmas, paramedics said.

“When we arrived at the radio tower at 7.30am, we found two men aged 28, and 30, sitting on the tower from the night before for almost 20 hours with no water or food,” said ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak.

“A bystander who spotted the men sitting on the tower, alerted police and emergency services who then arrived at the scene and tried to persuade the men to climb down.”

He said after the men refused to climb down, paramedics and members of the fire department climbed up the tower to [continue reading]


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