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Huntsville Fire & Rescue saves man stuck in tree

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Huntsville Fire & Rescue saves man stuck in tree

Waay 31 news at 5.

New details.

Right now a tree trimmer is recovering at huntsville hospital after a rescue.

It happened this afternoon at a home on joppa circle, in north huntsville.

Waay 31's shosh bedrosian was on the scene as first responders went to work ... and witnesses explained what happened.

These are some of the branches tree trimmers in the area cut down today.

But one man wasn't so lucky when he was 30 feet high in this tree....when a branch he was cutting fell on him....pinning his leg and foot.

One man who works with the victim tells me his chainsaw was still running when it happened.

Works with man who was stuck in tree, "he cut the log too big and when it came down, it hit his leg and it locked into him and he was able to wiggle it out" first responders got the call just before 11:30 monday morning that a man was stuck in a tree.

Fire chief frank mackenzie tells me they responded within 20 minutes and were able to get him down safely.

Frank mckenzie, huntsville fire and rescue spokesperson "we were actually able to get to him with he ladder one the power was cut, put him in the bucket, and he was transferred to huntsville hospital as a priority 3 patient" since power lines surrounded the tree, huntsville utilities cut power to a large area on the north side, so fire and rescue could bring in the ladder.

Frank mckenzie, huntsville fire and rescue spokesperson "that's the biggest thing...we didn't want to touch the power lines when our ladder trucks were here.

So we had to wait on huntsville utilities which was really quick to respond" a witness told me the man cut himself with a chainsaw earlier in the day, but still worked.

He knew it was serious when the incident in the tree happened.

Works with man who was stuck in tree, "he cut himself twice on the chainsaw... but he didn't finish the job because he was too hurt...that's how you know he was really hurt" reporting in huntsville, sb---waay 31 news.

The tree trimmer is expected to make a full recovery and is being treated for a




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