LA firefighters convince woman to come down from tree
May. 15, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who spent the night in a tree in a Los Angeles park has finally come down.
The woman descended a ladder shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, more than 11 hours after the Fire Department was called to Lanark park in the San Fernando Valley.
Firefighters had set up an enormous air bag to prevent injury in case she fell, and firefighters on ladders tried to talk to her.
About an hour after sunrise, she slowly climbed down a ladder after a fire captain established a rapport with her.
Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says she became unstable as she was being led to an ambulance and police restrained her.
She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.