Cleveland Heights firefighters rescue injured arborist

The arborist had been struck by a branch

Cleveland Heights firefighters rescue injured arborist

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - An arborist working in a large tree in Cleveland Heights Wednesday morning, needed to be rescued after getting injured.

Firefighters said the worker had been struck by a branch, which injured his chest and abdomen.

The branch also pinned his life line, trapping him in place.

Cleveland Heights firefighters, the regional rescue team, East Tech and Shaker Heights firefighters worked together to quickly get him to the ground and to the hospital.

The arborist was conscious and alert throughout the incident.

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