Florida firefighters rescue eagle pierced by lightning rod atop elementary school radio tower
An eagle is now safe after being impaled by a lightning rod atop a 120ft radio tower above an elementary school in MacClenny, Florida.
Firefighters from the MacClenny Fire Rescue Department helped wildlife authorities ensure the eagle was safely rescued, according to Fox 13.
“Great job, guys. We are extremely proud of you and what a call. Being close to the American symbol of freedom, what a memory!” read a post on MFRD social media.
Upon arriving at the scene, the teams climbed to a height of 100 feet.
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An engineer then climbed out of the bucket of a fire truck ladder and had to cling to the tower to climb the remaining 20 feet.
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Once freed from the cane, the eagle flew to where its safety was provided by wildlife rescuers.