A tree trimmer found himself stranded atop a 60-foot palm tree in Spring Valley near San Diego after cutting his hand in a chainsaw accident, California firefighters reported.
The injury left him unable to treat himself or climb down Sunday morning, Oct. 16, San Miguel Fire & Rescue reported on Instagram.
Firefighters were able to rescue the man in a 30-minute operation, the post said.
The agency used a fire engine ladder to help the man, who injured his left hand, down from the tree, KSWB reported. He’s expected to make a full recovery.
Spring Valley is a city of 31,000 about 12 miles east of San Diego in Southern California.
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