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Firefighters rescue woman trapped in tree

Monday, September 24, 2012
A woman is carried away on a stretcher after being rescued from a tree in Porter. Officials say she was the second person in two days to be rescued from the same tree

A woman is carried away on a stretcher after being rescued from a tree in Porter. Officials say she was the second person in two days to be rescued from the same tree

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A home in Porter has become all too familiar to local firefighters. They've been there two days in a row to rescue someone stuck in a tree.

Homeowner Morning Starr Gardner says a woman she hired to trim her tree was trapped 25 feet above ground Sunday afternoon.

The woman tied herself to the tree for safety reasons, but she became tangled in the rope when part of the tree fell. Crews used a ladder to bring the woman down.

She was airlifted to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.

This was the second attempt to trim the tree. Gardner says the woman's husband got stuck in the same tree just yesterday.

"They climbed the tree. They were bringing branches down. They were doing all right," Gardner said. "Then I hear, 'call 911" because he had cut his hand open."

Gardner says the man lost the tips of three fingers when the chainsaw he was using slipped.

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