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Norfolk crane operator suffers medical emergency 365 feet in air

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NORFOLK, Va. - A crane operator suffered a medical emergency Wednesday afternoon.

A Norfolk Fire official said emergency crews responded a building on Main Street and Atlantic Ave., around 2:30 p.m.

Crews had to go up five stories above where the man was, opened a window, and walked across a ladder to get to him.

The operator has a medical condition and he was unconscious when crews got to him.

After giving medical treatment the man regained consciousness, the fire official said.

He was on the crane about 365 feet in the air during windy conditions.

Fire officials said this was a technical rescue because of how far up they had to make the rescue from.

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