Tree trimmer rescued when bucket truck malfunctions 30 feet up

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March 22 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Florida came to the rescue of a tree trimmer who became stuck in a malfunctioning bucket truck about 30 feet over the ground.

The St. Lucie County Fire District said a call came in about 2 p.m. Thursday reporting a tree trimmer was stranded in a bucket about 30 feet in the air.


They arrived to find the man had been trimming branches when the lift malfunctioned and became stuck in place.

Firefighters used a second bucket truck to reach the trimmer and bring him safely back to the ground.

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