Streets Reopened After Hotel Rescue

By Lauren Steussy and Mari Payton
|  Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 9:58 AM PDT
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Streets Reopened After Hotel Rescue

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A busy downtown San Diego street was closed Friday morning as crews rescued a person stuck on the roof of an extended-stay hotel.

Trolley service was also shut down for the rescue on 4th Ave. between C St. and Broadway, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The streets were reopened about 30 minutes after fire crews arrived just before 9 a.m. with a ladder to rescue him. Trolley service was also continued.

A spokesperson with the fire department said the man lives at the Plaza Hotel and was intoxicated. He went onto the roof of the Plaza to sleep but propped the emergency door open so he could get back in, he told authorities.

Someone walking by the door shut it. He was on the roof for an unknown amount of time before he woke up and jumped down to the roof next-door (pictured above). He became stuck and emergency personnel were called to the scene.

The man was transported to the hospital with cuts.

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