Climber won’t come down from tower at N.J. Coast Guard base

Authorities are trying to get a man to climb down from a 165-foot water tower on a Coast Guard base.

The Coast Guard told The Press of Atlantic Citythat the man climbed the tower in Cape May about noon Thursday. He was on a platform about 130 feet up at midafternoon and was talking to authorities.


Lt. Kate McHenry said the man is on active duty with the Coast Guard but isn’t a recruit at the base.Cape May police and Coast Guard police are on the scene.

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The base has about 2,000 personnel including active-duty Coast Guard members and recruits going through an eight-week training program.

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