The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

February 21, 2014

Trimmer trapped by tree top

By Cody Neff
Register-Herald Reporter

OAK HILL — A Fayette County tree trimmer found himself trapped when a limb he was cutting fell on top of him, pinning him into the tree’s branches, dispatchers said Friday afternoon.

The 20-year-old man was trapped for at least 30 minutes, a dispatcher said.

Oak Hill Fire Department led the rescue. Fayetteville, Nuttall, and Ansted Fire Departments were also on-scene with a high-rescue team, a wrecker service, and a tree climbing team.