Climber suffers serious cut

A tree trimmer was rescued from a palm on November 22, 2020, in Hughson, California, after he apparently cut himself with his saw, became disoriented and slid about 30 feet down the trunk.

The man, in his late 40s or early 50s, was hired to do the tree work and was high in the tree when he suffered a cut on a forearm from his chain saw. It was unclear if he became disoriented or lost consciousness, but he then slid down the trunk until his fall was arrested by safety equipment. He was utilizing a fall strap and wearing gear on his knees and ankles.

He was able to assist in getting himself into a rescue basket with a firefighter. The victim was treated by an ambulance crew at the scene and taken to the hospital for treatment, according to a Modesto Bee report.

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