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Prisoner rescued with cherrypicker from the top of a stadium light is treated for sun burn

Prisoner rescued with cherrypicker from the top of a stadium light is treated for sun burn

9 January 2016 Email this article

A prisoner who sent the Metropolitan Remand Centre into lockdown after a scaling a light pole has been coaxed down after more than nine hours.

Images of the shirtless man show him on top of a pole with arms outstretched, next to a basketball court at the Ravenhall prison in Melbourne's west.

Dozens of gym mats were placed around the pole in case the man toppled from his precarious perch.

Corrections Victoria said emergency services were called to the remand centre after a 32-year-old prisoner climbed onto an internal light pole before 11am on Saturday.

The prison was locked down as a precaution while the matter was resolved.

Corrections spokesman Michael Newhouse said he could not comment on why the prisoner had climbed the pole.

"The situation at the Metropolitan Remand Centre has been resolved safely," he said.

"After speaking with prison officers throughout the day, the 32-year-old prisoner agreed to come down from the light pole at around 8.15pm."

Mr Newhouse said a cherry picker was used to lift the prisoner to ground.

"He has been assessed by the prison's medical staff and treated for sunburn," he said.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/metropolitan-remand-centre-in-lockdown-as-prisoner-climbs-to-top-of-light-pole-20160109-gm2g2u.html#ixzz3wlT56oZC