Feb 22, 2017 5:19 PM

Naked man stuck in tree says he was looking for dog

The Associated Press

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff said a naked man has been rescued from a tree, where he was hanging head-down from a cable.

Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Shawn Treadaway told a deputy he'd climbed the tree while looking for a dog and fell. Edwards said he doesn't know why Treadaway carried the cable.

The sheriff told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he believed branches tore off most of Treadaway's clothes as he fell, and rescuers cut off the remaining rags.

New Albany Fire Chief Steve Coker tells WTVA-TV crews had to cut some trees out of the way Tuesday and then rig some rescue ropes to keep Treadaway safe while he was freed from the cable and brought down.

The man was sent to a hospital.

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