Man falls from freeway overpass onto roof

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SAN DIEGO – A man was hospitalized Wednesday morning after being rescued from the top of a building in the Morena neighborhood, police said.

Rescue crews arrived at 4902 Pacific Highway just west of Interstate 5 around 5:40 a.m. A man was reportedly hanging off the Interstate 8 overpass. He somehow ended up on the roof of a storage building, police said. It was not clear whether he jumped or fell.

The injured man was placed onto a stretcher and crews used the ladder of a fire engine to lower him to the road below. He was taken to ahospital, but it was unclear how badly he was hurt.

Pacific Highway was closed in both directions just north of Friars Road during the rescue, but all lanes were back open around 7 a.m.

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