A 27-year-old Orange County man climbed a 50-foot Italian Cyprus tree to rescue a cat, then fell to his death while reaching out to grab the stranded feline.
Sgt. Dan Adams says the man managed to grab hold of the cat, but lost his grip and fell to the sidewalk. The cat fell to the ground with the man, was taken to an animal care facility, treated for minor injuries and returned to its owner. —The Daily Breeze, 2/29/08