Tree climber rescued after getting leg trapped in tree

James Cross of Albany had to be rescued out of a pecan tree he was removing. Cross became trapped in the tree when a limb unexpectedly broke off, pinning his leg to the tree. Co-workers immediately called 911. The Camilla Rescue team called the city’s utility division to assist in the rescue after they saw the extent of Cross’ injuries. The utility division used their bucket truck to extract Cross from the tree safely, and without causing further injury. Cross suffered a serious leg injury and was nearing hypothermia. He was not wearing winter gear and was on the shady side of the street. Cross was rushed to Mitchell County Hospital.

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