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Man attempts rescue of kitten from overpass

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The man waited for nearly 20 minutes before help arrived. The man waited for nearly 20 minutes before help arrived.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A Huntsville man risked his life to rescue a cat from an overpass Sunday, and ended up having to be rescued himself.

The man and his friends heard the kitten crying and realized that it was stuck. They have made several attempts to get it down from the 565 overpass near downtown Huntsville, but have had no luck.

After three days of unsuccessful tries, the man decided he would brave the heights to save the cat. Using a garden hose as a makeshift rope, he lowered himself over the side of the overpass.

That's when his friends said things went wrong. The frightened kitten darted out of reach. The man realized the hose was tied too tightly around him, and he had no way to loosen it or to climb back up. He dangled from the bridge near the Memorial Parkway interchange for nearly 20 minutes before firefighters came to his rescue.

Read more from our NBC affiliate WAFF.

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