A man has been charged after allegedly climbing a crane at Elizabeth Quay in Perth’s CBD, prompting authorities into an early morning rescue operation.
Emergency services were called to a skyscraper construction site on William St about 1.30am following reports someone had scaled a crane.
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The man was found about 21m above the ground, police said.
Fire and rescue services used a “vertical rescue team” to help police bring the man down without injury in about 90 minutes.
He was taken into custody and sent to hospital for assessment.
A man has been charged with trespass after allegedly climbing a crane at Elizabeth Quay. Credit: 7NEWS
The building scaled is the future site of the EQ West Hotel, a 52-storey tower still under construction.
The hotel is set to include Australia’s first high-rise gallery, sparking fears artwork had been vandalised.
Police have since confirmed there is no damage inside the building.”
A 28-year-old man from Hamilton Hill in Perth’s southern suburbs has been charged with behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place and trespassing.
He will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on December 15.
The was was taken into custody and sent to hospital for assessment. Credit: 7NEWS
Days earlier, another man was rescued from a small cavity between two buildings, also in Perth’s central business district.
He reportedly became stuck after falling from a rooftop.
Bystanders alerted police after hearing his cries for help.
– With reporting from Nick Overall
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