Alabama boy, 4, stranded 50 feet up a tree

Parker Clark was rescued by a crew from a tree service when firefighters were unable to reach him.

By Ben Hooper
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GENEVA, Ala., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- An Alabama 4-year-old acting on his older brother's dare climbed a tree and ended up stranded 50 feet up for about two hours, his grandmother said.

Barbara Dawsey of Geneva County said her grandson, Parker Clark, was climbing trees with one of his older brothers Tuesday afternoon when Parker was dared to see how high he could climb in the tree.


Dawsey said Parker made it about 50 feet up in the tree before realizing he couldn't get down.

"I told him to come down, realized that wouldn't work and the neighbor couldn't get up there, so I called 911," she told the Dothan Eagle. "The fire department couldn't get to him, so we called the tree people."

A crew from the Asplundh tree service was able to get Parker back down to earth.

"He spent about two hours in that tree. He just kept his eyes closed most of the time," Dawsey told WDHN-TV.

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