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.