A man stuck in a eucalyptus tree in midtown Tucson was rescued by firefighters Friday afternoon.
The 56-year-old man was trimming the tree in the 2300 block Seneca Street when he became stuck. A large section of the tree that had been cut knocked into him and caused him to slip, a Tucson Fire Department news release said.
“He was then pinned face down into a fork of the main tree trunk higher up,” the news release said.
Upon arrival at 4:01 p.m., firefighters had trouble spotting the man as some of the trimmings had fallen on him.
TFD responded to a home near Tucson Blvd & Grant for a rescue of a man stuck in a eucalyptus tree. He was rescued from the tree & transported to the hospital. No word on the extent of injuries but he was alert/responsive to FFs & Paramedics on scene. #StaySafeTucson pic.twitter.com/2fzrWzegU1— Tucson Fire Department (@TucsonFirePIO) September 8, 2018
Fire crews also couldn’t reach the man with their ladder equipment. Additional equipment was called in from another Tucson fire station to safely reach him.
He was alert and conscious when firefighters reached him, the news release said.
Crews secured the man with a safety harness to lower him to awaiting paramedics around 4:50 p.m.
The man suffered cuts to his face and limbs and told firefighters about pain in one of his hips before being taken to a hospital.
No firefighters were injured in the rescue, the press release said.