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Man rescued from crane in Chapel Hill

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Firefighters used a basket to lower the man to the ground.

A worker repairing a large crane in Chapel Hill Wednesday had to be rescued when he suffered a medical problem.

Around 3 p.m., a crane on a construction project at Franklin Street and Church Street was malfunctioning so a crane repairman went up to take a look.

While working about 200 feet above the top of the building under construction, the man suffered a medical problem.

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The man suffered a medical problem while working on the crane

Firefighters were called. A special team climbed the crane and lowered the man down in a special harness. He was then transferred to a basket and lowered the rest of the way to the ground.

He was then taken to the hospital.

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