Police scale great height to rescue man from road sign

Sydney Police have gone to great heights to rescue a man, spotted on the top of a road sign early Sunday morning.

Emergency services got a call around 1.30am after the man was seen lying on the illuminated road sign, 10m above the Western Distributor in Pyrmont.

Police closed off the eastbound lanes before climbing the ten-metres to reach the man.


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He was held there while treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

Fire fighters arrived a short time later and provided a high-lifter to retrieve the man, believed to be aged in his 20s.

He was then taken to hospital.

Traffic in the area was disrupted for about two hours.

It’s not known why or how he got up there.