Tree Falls on Chatham Man

ambulanceCHATHAM – A Chatham man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital yesterday afternoon after an oak tree fell on him.

Chatham fire crews responded to 336 Stage Island Road just before 1:30 and found the 68-year-old trapped.

The man was using a chainsaw to cut down the large oak tree alone.

Chatham Fire Captain David Depasquale said the man had been trapped for about 2 hours before being discovered.

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Fire crews used airbags to lift the tree off of the victim.

Depasquale said the tree measured roughly 18 inches across and described the injuries as non life-threatening.