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Man Trapped Under Fallen Tree Rescued, Taken To Local Hospital

By: Nadia Galindo Email
By: Nadia Galindo Email
The man was trapped beneath the tree for about 15 minutes. (Photo by Nadia Galindo)

The man was trapped beneath the tree for about 15 minutes. (Photo by Nadia Galindo)

WACO (December 21, 2012)—A 47-year-old man who was trapped under a tree that fell on him Friday evening as he and a friend were cutting it down was taken to a Waco hospital.

The two men were cutting down the tree Friday afternoon at a home at 14893 Old China Spring Rd. to keep it from falling on the roof of the house.

They planned for the tree to fall away from the house, but a gust of wind forced the tree toward the home and it fell on the victim, who suffered leg injuries.

Rescuers used a crowbar to free the man from beneath the tree.

Further details weren’t immediately available.


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