Broome County Emergency Services officials say a person was injured while trimming a tree in Vestal May 31.

The tree trimmer had to be rescued from the branches by emergency responders.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

The Vestal Fire Department responded to Echo Road shortly at around 1:36 p.m. with a report of someone hanging 10 to 15 feet off the ground from a harness, pinned between two trees.

The extent of the person’s injuries is unknown but authorities say the harness probably prevented the situation from being more serious.

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Authorities say the tree “kicked back” while the person was working in the branches.

It is not known who called for help but Broome County Firewire indicated several units from the Vestal Fire Department including two rescue units, the tower truck and brush crew responded.

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