Much to the climber's chagrin, an eyewitness recorded the whole ordeal on video, reported LSM's Latvian-language service Sunday.
The rescuers used a construction crane and a ladder to get to the man at the very top of the tower. He was taken to ground level where police and other rescuers awaited.
Locals, many of whom had gathered to see the operation, were outspoken about the event.
"Did they drive a crane just to get that dimwit?" a woman asked incredulously, proposing they'd rather "let him sit there".
The video was uploaded to YouTube with the title "The Mowgli of Limbazi".