Man Trapped Under Tree and Boulder Airlifted to Hospital

This article was published on: 03/27/20 1:54 AM by Mike Minarsky

On March 26, 2020, at approximately 6:10 PM, Lifestar Helicopter along with Jewett City Fire Department, Taftville Fire Department, Lisbon Fire Department as well as American Ambulance and Connecticut State Police, all were dispatched to the very end of Wedgewood Dr in the Borough of Jewett City for a report of a man being trapped down an embankment where it is known that homeless people seek shelter.

It’s said that the man, a white male approximately in his mid 50’s to early 60’s was trapped after trying to dig a hole for some apparent shelter. During this a boulder was made to come loose and the man was able to to avoid it but then a 2nd large heavy rock followed and pinned the man not just under the boulder, but under a fallen tree as well.

First responders were working to get the man free without any luck. Lifestar left the scene allegedly only to return with additional medical personnel in order to possibly amputate the man’s leg on site in order to free him. This is NOT confirmed. The unidentified male was freed and transported to Hartford Hospital at 8:45 for medical attention.  His injuries are said to be non life threatening.

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