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Watch: Teen rescued from chimney after 10 hours

Police said the teenager was screaming for help from inside the chimney when firefighters arrived on the scene yesterday.

ATLANTA-AREA POLICE say a teenage burglary suspect was pulled from a chimney by firefighters after being stuck there for more than ten hours.

Police say the 17-year-old boy was taken into custody after being freed from the chimney around 1.30pm local time yesterday at a home in Norcross, northeast of Atlanta.

Gwinnett County police Cpl Jake Smith tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the teen was charged with burglary and giving false information to a police officer.

Smith said a neighbour heard someone yelling for help from her neighbour’s chimney.

Authorities tell the Gwinnett Daily Post the teen was screaming when fire crews arrived and told the firefighters he had been stuck there since 3am on Tuesday.

Firefighters freed him by lowering a rope from the top of the chimney:

(Video uploaded by Channel2ActionNews)

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