Chicago, IL – An unidentified man was rescued by Chicago Firefighters when he became trapped high up in a tree.
Reports say that the man was hired to “trim” a tree in a lot behind a house. While working on the tree, his leg became pinned between two branches.
The man was attempting to lower a severed tree limb about 1 p.m. when the branch got tied up in his safety tether, Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez said.
“The limb went down, and he went up like a pulley.”
Officials said he was up 75 feet in the air and hung at an angle for 30 minutes.
SPECIAL RESCUE RESPONSE FOR TREE TRIMER STUCK IP@OM TREE. THE PERSON @ 5306 S UNION. PERSON WAS RESCUED AND TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL WITH LEG FRACTURE. pic.twitter.com/ndiiWXvxGA— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) June 2, 2019
Luckily, fire officials were able to bring him down using a stokes basket and tower ladder.
The man was transported to a local hospital with a leg fracture. He is now in stable condition.
It is suspected that his leg was entangled in a safety line and snapped due to the force of the falling tree branch.
It was not immediately clear whether the man was a city worker or a private contractor.
For more information; https://wgntv.com/2019/06/02/firefighters-rescue-contractor-stuck-in-tree-in-back-of-the-yards/