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Person rescued after being trapped under a tree in Forest Grove

The person was trapped for about 30 minutes.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 6:43 AM
Updated: Sep 3, 2019 10:24 AM

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) - A person was rescued and hospitalized after being trapped under a tree that was being cut down on Southwest Old Highway 47 near Forest Grove.

The Forest Grove Fire Department sent out a tweet on Monday at about noon saying they sent a Life Flight helicopter to help with the rescue.

About 30 minutes later, fire officials said the person was freed from under an oak tree that was about 2 feet in diameter.

They said the patient was sent to a local trauma hospital.

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