Man airlifted from woods after tree falls on him
Helicopter airlifted victim from the woods
A man was injured Thursday afternoon when a tree fell on him deep in the woods near East Preston.
The man was cutting trees in the area when another woodsman heard him scream. A tree had fallen and pinned the man, leaving him with serious injuries.
The other man made his way to a home on Brian Street and called 911.
The Rescue Co-ordination Centre dispatched a Cormorant helicopter from CFB Greenwood to the scene.
Search and Rescue personnel hoisted the 58-year-old man from the woods using a basket.
He was flown to a waiting ambulance at CFB Shearwater and then taken on to hospital in Halifax.