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Firefighters Discuss Florida Tower Recovery Operation

Bonita Springs Firefighter Greg Dewitt: It’s nerve-racking, but you’ve got a job to do

More details are coming out about the tower climber who died in Florida earlier this week.

Sixty-one-year-old Nick Rouskey was dead when Bonita Springs, Fla. firefighters reached him near the top of a 750-foot radio tower, according to WZVN-HD television in Fort Myers, Fla.

Rouskey was the president and director of Broadcast Services Tower & Antenna Inc., according to state records. He was changing light bulbs on top of the tower Monday when he died, reported the station.

Bonita Springs Firefighter Greg Dewitt and a team of five men recovered Rouskey’s body.

“You’re sitting up on a tower swaying a foot each way. It’s nerve-wracking, but you’ve got a job to do,” Dewitt told WZVN.

It took four hours to bring him down, according to the account.

Rouskey’s death remains under investigation.

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