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Crews rescue tree trimmer trapped in Palm Tree

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Posted at 10:12 AM, May 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-15 15:30:46-04

(KGTV) -- Crews rescued a tree trimmer after they became trapped in a Palm Tree in the South Bay Saturday morning.

The rescue effort was reported around 9:40 a.m. along Palm Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The department said it worked alongside the Chula Vista Fire Department to rescue the trimmer, who was safely brought to the ground and hospitalized around 10 a.m.

It’s unclear at this time how the trimmer became trapped in the palm tree.

Photos tweeted out by San Diego Fire-Rescue show the victim clinging to part of the tree while personnel attempted the rescue.