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The man emerged sooty but unharmed. Pic: Tuscon Fire Dept

Soot-covered man rescued from chimney after losing his keys

WT24 Desk

A man who locked himself out of his house had to be pulled to safety after he became stuck in his chimney trying to get back in,Sky News reports.A neighbour raised the alarm after hearing his screams – but he had to endure four hours wedged in the chimney until he was hauled back on to the roof.

The 26-year-old emerged covered in thick black soot to the amusement of fire fighters from Tuscon Fire Department in Arizona. They used a rope to pull the man back up the chimney.

Ironically, he had almost completed his unconventional entrance at the university-area property. His feet were touching the ground but he was unable to move because the space had narrowed as it went into the fireplace.

The man emerged from the embarrassing incident blackened but otherwise unscathed.

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