Man injured when tree splits and lanyard pulls him into the trunk

Mark Hershberger was 20 feet up a Walnut tree cutting a branch. When the branch began to fall it split and pulled Hershberger into the trunk by his lanyard. The pressure pinned him against the trunk until the branch broke free about 30 seconds later. Hershberger was able to come down out of the tree under his own power then was helped by a juvenile assistant who witnessed the incident. Hershberger was taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital.

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