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Tree falls on someone in Ottery

Fallen tree (file image courtesy: p1140033)

80-foot tree traps him

Someone trapped underneath an 80-foot tree in woods at Holcombe Lane in Ottery St Mary on Monday has been rescued by fire crews.

At around 5.45 pm, the ambulance service reported that he wasn't able to get out from under the tree. Fire control mobilised one fire appliance from Ottery, two fire appliances from Honiton and a heavy rescve cehicle from Middlemoor to help. Firefighters and members of the public released the male. The incident commander confirmed no further appliances where required at the incident.

Firefighters administered first aid until the ambulance arrived on scene and then helped the ambulance crew carry the patient from the woods to the ambulance. 

The person hasn't yet been named.

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