Cumberland firefighters treat an injured arborist caught 50 feet up a tree

Comox-Strathcona A, BC, Canada – An unidentified arborist who was caught 50 feet up a tree was treated by Cumberland firefighters.

Cumberland Fire Chief Mike Williamson said the arborist was helped off the tree by a colleague.

“That (kind of rescue) is a little bit out of our scope,” Williamson said. “We do rope rescue but not high angle like that. So I called Courtenay (Fire Department) to bring their ladder truck so we could maybe get him down that way. But what happened, in the end, was his buddy went up and roped him down.”

Williamson says the arborist’s own rope cut his upper left arm. Firefighters provided medical assistance before the man was taken away by ambulance.

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