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Boy gets stuck in 24-metre-high tree

Friday, May 24th 2019, 2:27 pm - Thankfully, he wasn't hurt.

Firefighters were called to a 24-metre-high (80 feet) tree in Spokane Washington this week to rescue a little boy who had gotten stuck.

He climbed more than halfway up the pine tree in Nevada Park but couldn't get back down so he yelled for help.

Rescue crews came out and connected him to a safety harness to get him to the ground.

As soon as he was safe, he ran straight to mom.

But while the story has a happy ending, Ryan Redding of the Spokane Fire Department says it could have ended differently.

"Talk to your kids," he told CNN.

"Tell them about the hazards of things like this and the possible consequences."

Firefighters say the same boy was involved in another incident Wednesday where he was caught climbing things he shouldn't be.

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