PHOTOS: Chopper Rescues Crane Operator from Terrifying Fire in Canada

Picture posted to Twitter shows the daring feat

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A helicopter swooped in and rescued a man who was trapped above a massive inferno in Kingston, Ontario on Tuesday. The crane operator was working on construction of a student residence building when the building caught fire, according to the Associated Press.

The man, trapped above the flames, moved to the edge of the crane and waited for help. Below him, firefighters blasted at the overwhelming fire. Finally, a helicopter lifted the man away from the flames Tuesday afternoon.

More photos from moments before the perilous rescue:

[AP]