Firefighters rescue cat, then man from tree

LAKE PLACID – Firefighters helped rescue a local man from a tree after he got stuck trying to rescue his cat.

The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a person stuck in a tree on Trillium Drive at 7:20 p.m. Saturday with one truck and 16 members.

“His cat got stuck in the tree, he went up to try and get the cat down, and he got stuck in the tree with the cat,” a fire department spokesman said.

Firefighters used the department’s aerial truck to retrieve the man and his cat. They returned to the fire station at 7:53 p.m.