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Firemen in Germany were called out to save a naked man after he stripped off at the top of a tree.

Karl Mann, 29, was found shivering and yelling for help as he sat 45 feet high in a tree early on Saturday morning in Goettingen, Germany.

His clothes were scattered on the ground where he had flung them after stripping bare.

A passer-by who heard his cries alarmed firemen who rescued him with steel enforced ropes.

A fire service spokesman said they were unsure why the man had decided to climb the tree or take his clothes off.

He said: "He may have been under the influence but that's not really for us to say. Whatever the reason we would urge others not to do something so stupid."

German Herald





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