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Albemarle County: Tree company employee rescued after suffering medical emergency

Chris Graham
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Photo: Albemarle County Fire Rescue

A tree company employee in Albemarle County who suffered a medical emergency was rescued from a dizzying height Wednesday morning.

Units from Albemarle County emergency services responded to the scene at 10:51 p.m. upon the report that the employee had climbed a tree with rigging and tree spikes and then suffered a medical emergency leaving them stuck 40-feet high in the tree.

Members of the ACFR Technical Rescue Team utilized an aerial ladder to reach the patient, who was transferred from the tree to the ladder’s bucket and safely lowered to the ground, where he was assessed on-scene by paramedics.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris has won 17 Virginia Press Association awards for his work as an investigative reporter, feature writer and columnist. Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, both published in 2019, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to my YouTube page, Want to reach Chris? Try [email protected].