Cleveland police: Firefighters rescue man hanging from building by parachute


CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland police are investigating after a man who said he jumped out of a plane got stuck on a building early Sunday morning.

Police were called to a building near the intersection of E. 13th Street and Chester Avenue around 2 a.m.

When officers arrived on scene they found a 35-year-old man hanging approximately forty feet in the air. Police say he was entangled in a parachute that was stuck on the parking garage.

Cleveland firefighters tactically rescued the man from the side of the building.

He sustained a broken ankle and was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center.

The man told officers he and four other friends had jumped from a plane. The others reportedly landed safely in the park.

Police say the location of the man’s jump remains under investigation.


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