Escondido tree climber rescued after spending two hours up a tree

Escondido, CA – An unidentified tree climber was rescued after spending two hours trapped mid-air in his harness.

According to a report, the Escondido fire department was called out to assist the injured climber but fellow arborists trained in aerial rescue came to the man’s aid.

Witnesses say the man became wedged in the tree skirt after large leaves fell on him. He was in distress and screaming for help.

After two hours the rescuers were able to safely get him down from the tree. He was taken to the hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.

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