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Firefighters help 5-year-old boy who climbed 30-foot tree

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 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Firefighters had to be called to help a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy out of a tree after he climbed up 30 feet to see the inside of a squirrel nest.

Mercedes Jones tells WJAC-TV her son, Landon, climbed the pine tree in Orchard Park in State College on Monday afternoon and then got a little nervous about climbing back down.

Alpha Fire Chief Jeff Martin climbed up to keep the boy calm and told him, "I used to climb trees a lot when I was a kid."

As they waited for a ladder, Martin realized the boy just needed some encouragement to climb back down without one.

His mother says, "He's going to have a good time telling his dad this story tonight."

Information from: WJAC-TV, http://www.wjactv.com

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