Firefighters rescue man stuck in a palm tree

UPDATE 2/19/18 – According to his girlfriend, Janice Stout, Kris Smith died on Valentine’s Day at 5:23 p.m. after he was taken off a ventilator the day before.

Yuma, AZ – The Yuma Fire Department responded to a report of a man stuck in a palm tree shortly before noon. When they arrived they found Kris Smith trapped in the canopy of a palm tree about 30 feet above the ground. Fire officials said Smith was trimming the tree at the time. He was transported to the hospital. 

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