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Tulsa Man Rescued from Tower

Stand-off on Clear Channel-owned Tower lasted six days

The man who climbed a Clear Channel-owned tower in Tulsa, Okla., and stayed up there for six days came down last night.

William Boyd Sturdivant II climbed into a bucket attached to a Tulsa Fire Department ladder truck after spending several hours talking to a negotiator, reported Tulsa World. He was taken to the hospital.

It’s not clear why Sturdivant climbed the tower. He made no demands.

Authorities tried to negotiate daily with Sturdivant, who reportedly has a history of mental illness and a criminal record, since he climbed 150 feet of the 300-foot tower.

Officials told the paper Sturdivant would be treated for dehydration, heat exposure and burns to his feet from touching the structure in extreme heat without wearing shoes or socks.

He’s being cited for trespassing, according to several accounts.