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Published:June 14th, 2014 11:25 EST

Outrage: Firefighters Rescue Intoxicated Man From Tree

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Washington firefighters were called in to help rescue an intoxicated man who got himself stuck in a tree in his own yard in Kelso.


Travis Marsh was climbing the tree, but fell and got stuck in a lower branch. The 50-year-old man tried to free himself, but his efforts were unsuccessful."


There is nothing more heartwarming than reading a story about firefighters rescuing a kitten from a tree.

There is nothing that makes my blood boil more than reading about firefighters wasting taxpayer money rescuing a drunken man from a tree.

When the firefighters arrived, they found Marsh hanging about 15 feet above the ground. Marsh would probably have survived a fall from that height; they should have dislodged him from the tree by blasting him with their hoses.

At the very least I hope Marsh is billed for the services of the emergency crew.

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