Worker overcome by heat rescued from Texas tower

August 4, 2011 4:02:28 AM PDT
A communications tower worker in North Texas has been rescued from a height of more than 700 feet after apparently suffering heat exhaustion. Rescue officials say the man was lowered to safety early Thursday and transported to a Fort Worth-area hospital. His name and condition weren't immediately released.

Lt. Jeremiah Lozier with the Burleson Fire Department says the rescue took about seven hours and a harness was used to lower the man.

The National Weather Service says temperatures were still above 100 degrees in the area Wednesday night when co-workers reported the man appeared to be overcome by the intense heat.