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    UK Police Try to Save Man From Top of 88-Metre Dixon's Chimney in Carlisle - Photos, Video

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    Cumbria Police received reports about a man "trapped at height in the area" of Dixon's Chimney in Carlisle early in the morning.

    The man apparently climbed the famous Dixon's Chimney and got trapped at a height of about 290 feet (88 metres), Cumbria Police reported.

    Reports say, that at about 3 a.m. the police became aware of the situation. A coastguard helicopter was flying over Dixon's Chimney and a police drone has been used to check on the man's condition. The police have closed the area at Stanhope Road, Charlotte Street, and "Shaddongate where it meets Bridge Street (A595)", according to a statement.

    ​Social media users have shared photos and videos of the incident.

    WARNING: The following video has strong language and may offend sensibilities

    Witnesses said that they heard "some sort of wailing; like something in distress" on Sunday night, the Daily Star reported.

    ​Dixon's Chimney was built in Shaddongate, Carlisle, Cumbria, England, by Peter Dixon in 1836. 

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