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Man rescued from hollow tree in Laguna Hills

A man wedged in a hollow tree was rescued after being stuck there for more than an hour, authorities said.

October 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man wedged in a hollow tree was rescued after being stuck there for more than an hour, authorities said.

Members of the Orange County Fire Authority were dispatched on an "emotional problems" call about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday to an area near Los Alisos Boulevard and Paseo De Valencia in Laguna Hills. Reports from Orange County Sheriff's deputies on scene indicated that a man was stuck in the hollow of a tree in a dry creek bed.

Crews were able to stabilize the tree and cut a branch so the man could be extricated.

The man was successfully extricated just after noon. He was treated on scene and transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

It's not clear how the man ended up inside the tree.


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