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REMC Lineman Saves Martinsville Man Stuck In Tree
Updated May 21, 2014 12:30 PM
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(MARTINSVILLE) - A South Central Indiana REMC worker is being credited with saving the life of a Martinsville man who was severely injured and stuck up in a tree.

According to a release, James Hugart - a lineman with SCI REMC - rescued the man in Martinsville on Monday. The victim was a freelance tree trimmer who was working alone when he became injured, and couldn't get down from the tree.

Officials say the man was pinned by a tree limb for an unknown period of time, and the blood flow was cut off from his legs.

A local fire department truck couldn't fit in the space needed to rescue the man, so SCI REMC's crews arrived on scene. Their truck was also too big to get close enough to the tree, so Hugart went up in a bucket and rescued the man.

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