Tree trimmer with broken leg rescued from tree

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Chicago Fire Department rescues a trapped tree trimmer

The Chicago Fire Department rescued a tree trimmer who was trapped with a broken leg.

Firefighters found the man hanging upside down from a tree about 75 feet from the ground at 5306 S. Union in the Fuller Park neighborhood on Sunday.

Firefighters said the man was trying to lower a branch when it got caught in his lines and lifted him up like a pulley.

He had broken his leg.

It took about 30 minutes to untangle him from his lines and safely remove him from the tree. He was then taken to the hospital.