Parachutist rescued

PUBLISHED: 09:17 14 November 2011

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Women rescued from 50ft high tree.

A parachutist was rescued by specialist fire crews after landing in a tree in Dunkeswell.

The woman was rescued from a 50ft high tree on Saturday at Dunkeswell Air Centre.

Two fire appliances from Honiton attended the incident, which occurred at 3.48pm, and a specialist rescue team from the urban search and rescue station in Exeter was mobilised.

Crews also requested a second search and rescue team from Bridgwater and a further appliance from Cullompton was requested.

A ladder, bolt croppers and a harness were used to bring the woman to the ground and an ambulance was standing by to assess her for injuries


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