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Man rescued after getting stuck in palm tree
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LAS VEGAS -- A man stuck in a palm tree was rescued by firefighters Saturday morning near Charleston Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, he was trapped in a palm tree on 6th Street about 40 feet off the ground at around 8:30 a.m. Firefighters said it took about 30 minutes to free the man of the dense, dead palm fronds.

Authorities have not released the reason why the man was in the tree.

This is the third palm tree incident in the past few months. In December, a man was found dead after he went up a palm tree to trim its fronds in North Las Vegas. In January, 46-year-old Daniel Wynn Smith died after getting stuck in a palm tree in North Las Vegas.

Experts say trimming palm trees can be extremely dangerous if not done properly. According to OSHA, 243 tree trimmers died nationwide in accidents in 2012.

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