SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's "Man In Tree" has climbed down.

The man riveted the Internet over the past 25 hours as he refused to leave his perch near the top of an 80-foot sequoia in the middle of a downtown shopping district.

After long efforts from police to coax him down, the man climbed to the base of the tree a little before noon Wednesday.

He sat at the base and appeared to be chomping on a piece of fruit. Police initially kept their distance but soon approached him. They loaded him onto an ambulance on a stretcher.