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Man stuck in tree after kitten rescue attempt fails

A man had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a tree while trying to rescue a kitten in Southampton.

Two crews from the St Mary's area of the city were called to Harefield Road in Portswood on Saturday night.

A spokeswoman said they were called at about 2200 GMT "to reports of one male stuck in a tree following a failed attempt to rescue a kitten".

The 19-year-old and his cat were safely brought down and both were unhurt.

Eight firefighters and a rural safety officers carried out the rescue, the spokeswoman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

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