Man gets stuck 40 ft. high trying to trim tree - CBS46 News

Man gets stuck 40 ft. high trying to trim tree

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(Source: Carroll County Fire Rescue) (Source: Carroll County Fire Rescue)
CARROLL COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A man had to be airlifted to the hospital after getting stuck in a tree he was trying to trim in Carroll County.

A spokesperson with Carroll County Fire Rescue said crews responded to Oakwood Mobile Home Park just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday after being told a man was pinned 40 feet high in the tree.

Officials say the 45-year-old man was trying to trim the tree with a chain saw when a section of the tree fell on him, wedging his arm into a fork in the tree.

Several agencies were called to help rescue the man, who was eventually brought down just before noon.

The man, who was not identified, was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with what officials described as "severe traumatic injuries."

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