Dramatic rescue after worker left hanging by his foot from balcony

An 84-year-old Melbourne workman has spent half an hour dangling from a third-storey balcony after getting his foot stuck in a railing.

The man was doing maintenance work when he apparently locked himself out and decided to climb to another balcony.

But he became trapped after falling and jamming his foot between the rods of a balustrade.

A wayward tradesman left dangling by his foot from a balcony. Photo: Supplied

Police officers held onto the man's legs until firefighters arrived.

Firefighters were called to rescue a tradesman who was left dangling from a balcony for half an hour. Supplied