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Customers taking the face-down zipline rides over Fremont Street in Las Vegas. (Screen grab from SlotZilla video)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man stuck dangling from a Las Vegas zipline about 80 feet above a street for nearly an hour is back on the ground after being rescued by firefighters.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Timothy Szymanski said firefighters rescued the rider from SlotZilla at the downtown Fremont Street Experience shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.

He says a passer-by called at 2:34 p.m. to report a man stuck above Fourth Street since about 2 p.m.

He says SlotZilla workers stayed with the man while he was suspended and tried to bring him down but eventually asked firefighters on hand to reach him.

The $40 “zoomline” rides involve flying over Fremont Street superhero-style facing the ground.

Fremont Street Experience spokeswoman Lauren Silverstein says a team is investigating the incident.

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