Man rescued after getting stuck in New York rooftop chimney

He was partying with friends on the rooftop when they got locked out

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Man rescued after getting stuck in New York rooftop chimney

A man partying on a roof in New York had to be rescued after climbing into a chimney and getting stuck.

Geoffrey Massuelle, 28, got stuck 13ft down the chimney of a seven-storey building after getting locked out, reports the Metro.

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Speaking to the NY Daily News, FDNY Battalion Chief John Spillane, who oversaw the rescue operation, said: "I think he did something he regretted.

"I think he was more embarrassed than anything else. He realised he couldn't get out without our help."

Man rescued after getting stuck in New York rooftop chimney

Geoffrey had been on the roof with his girlfriend and a friend drinking and watching the sunrise. She climbed in after him but managed to free herself.

The friend called emergency services and firefighters accessed an apartment used as a business to smash in the bathroom wall and get to the chimney from the inside.

In the end, however, Massuelle climbed up a rope ladder that was dropped down to him from the roof.

According to the NY Post, there are warning signs in the building warning not to go on the roof. One read: "No loitering on roof! Roof is for emergency exit only, no loitering is allowed on the roof. Violators will be subject to termination of the lease!"


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