I headed out ASAP and found Twilight stuck about 30 feet up a slender sweet gum tree bent under the burden of 20 years worth of heavy vines. In the video you may catch glimpses of the laundry basket, ropes, and sneaker (throw weight) - evidence of Twilight's family's attempts to help him down.
Twilight was super cooperative and came to me as soon as I broke through the vines near him. The vines were so much in the way that I couldn't get Twilight into the rescue bag so he took a ride down in my arms.
I got to hang out with Twilight on the front step for about 10 minutes until his owner, Megan, returned from taking a family member to work. Thanks to everyone who has donated to rescuemycat.org for making this rescue possible!