A pensioner was rescued after being trapped under a fallen tree in Southampton Common

Southampton Common

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A PENSIONER had to be rescued after getting trapped beneath a fallen tree.

The man, who was around 70 years old had to be freed by firefighters who attended the incident on Southampton Common at around 1.10pm today and used special lifting equipment.

He was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

A fire engine from St Mary's attended with the special equipment unit and a support pump from Redbridge.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was called to the scene.

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7:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

excusemoi says...

Wonder why he wanted to get under the tree? Hope he's alright.
Wonder why he wanted to get under the tree? Hope he's alright. excusemoi
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7:59pm Wed 6 Aug 14

*ay*carumba* says...

He was crushed when the tree fell on him, apparently the injuries are very bad. Another poorly written article by the Echo.
He was crushed when the tree fell on him, apparently the injuries are very bad. Another poorly written article by the Echo. *ay*carumba*
  • Score: -1

9:18pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Ozmosis says...

Injuries must be bad for the air ambulance, considering the short distance to the General. I hope the gent recovers quickly
Injuries must be bad for the air ambulance, considering the short distance to the General. I hope the gent recovers quickly Ozmosis
  • Score: 8

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