Fellow Worker Uses Chainsaw, Cherry Picker To Free His Associate

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A daring rescue was caught on camera Tuesday evening in Old Bridge.

Chopper 2 HD was over the scene as a professional tree cutter was rescued. He had gotten pinned by a falling limb 40 feet off the ground.

A fellow worker used a cherry picker and a chainsaw to cut around the man trapped in the branches. He was eventually able to cut the worker free.

The owner of the tree company described what went wrong.

“Instead of putting the rope up much higher from where he was, he put it too low — was too close to where he was cutting — so there wasn’t enough of a pull on the tree,” said John Barrett of Barrett Tree Service. “It was like pulling you down by the knee.”

The victim was stuck for about half an hour before he was rescued. He suffered cuts to his hand.

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