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Fire Fighter Saves Cat Stuck in Tree, Breaks Leg After Fall

Fire fighter Bob Harwood is doing “just fine” after a 15 foot fall from an oak tree and a broken leg suffered during a cat rescue mission.

Harwood is recovering at St. Lukes Hospital after the fall, caused by a dead limb breaking and sending him and the cat tumbling to the ground. The cat suffered no injuries, having landed safely on top of the firefighter.

The calico cat, belonging to twins Suzanne and Samantha Decker, climbed the 50 foot oak tree at 102 11th Ave., prompting the recovery effort.

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  1.   fuglsang on September 12th, 2017

    Good headline, but long for a brief story. The lede is also pretty good. The story is nicely conversational.