Unconscious man in tree 35 feet from ground rescued by firefighters

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  1. Tuebor

    Tuebor Well-Known Member

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    There was a man stuck in a tree. He was unconscious, 35 feet from the ground.

    And a thunderstorm - with visible lightning - was on its way...

    http://s.mlive.com/ab1oxdl
     
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  2. 96coal449

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    Hopefully he'll call a professional next time.
     
  3. tc262

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    He's lucky there will be a next time.
     
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  4. Bucknut

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    What's up with these firefighters?

    "They had to cut the cord, wrap it about him, and create a makeshift harness. Eventually the man, as he became more alert, was able to move down a ladder with much assistance."

    What? They wrapped an extension cord around him to make a harness? Was there no rope in the area? And they used an aluminum ladder during an active lightning storm?

    I'm glad it all worked out, but this story tells me that either the fire department is underequipped/undertrained, or they need to seriously consider asking for help when they need it.
     
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    "The crew called in the assistance of the specially trained Jackson Urban Search and Rescue team"

    The extension cord harness is way beyond ridiculous.
    Luckily for everyone, that story had a happy ending.
     
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    A search and rescue team without ropes. Your absolutely right, Witty.
    Way beyond ridiculous.
     
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    Sounds like a really bad episode of MacGyver. An extension cord for a harness? Really?
     
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  8. New2trees

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    Maybe the "rescue team" kept it plugged in thinking that way he would be grounded if struck by lightning.......Sorry lols
     
  9. Dr. Cornwallis

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    Just like tree guys, not all fire departments are equal... the quality response you get from a well funded professional/career department is likely going to be vastly different than the quality received from an all volunteer department in rural America.


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  10. New2trees

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    Yeah sorry about that post, it was pretty thoughtless. The guys no doubt did what they could with what they had. To me the sad thing is that in a country with this much money they were sent out to do a dangerous job without proper equipment and/or training I should have worded the post that way instead of making fun of the shortcomings of those brave enough to do the job without proper equipment and/or training.
    Apologies to anyone who may have been offended...particularly any firefighters or firefighters family members.
     
  11. colb

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    What's the MBS on power cord?
     
  12. SomethingWitty

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    10 gauge or 8?

    I'm willing to send some samples to break. Let those treestuff guys laugh because I'm from Arkansas.


    I hope it wasn't smaller. That's a scary thought.
     
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  13. JD3000

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    Perhaps more folks trained in aerial tree rescue should volunteer (or get paid...) To teach local first responders? Not my area of practice but seems like a reasonable solution
     

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