LOS ANGELES—Authorities say a tipsy tree trimmer dangled for nearly two hours in a West Los Angeles tree and it took a battalion of firefighters to rescue him.

Authorities say the man was reported about 40 feet up a eucalyptus tree Monday evening in the Brentwood area. He apparently had lost his footing and was dangling from a strap around his chest and arms.

Fire spokesman tells City News Service that it took 27 firefighters, a 35-foot ladder and ropes to rescue him.

Authorities say the man appeared to be tipsy and had a half-full bottle of tequila was in his belt.

He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.