FIREFIGHTERS had to rescue a man who climbed up a tree to coax down his cat.

The adventurous feline got stuck up a pine tree in the back garden of a house in Laburnum Road, Lowton. Its owner then climbed up the tree to get the cat but also got stuck and needed rescuing. He was brought down by a fire crew but the cat stayed in the tree.

Both the cat and man were unharmed during the 30-minute incident on Sunday lunchtime.