- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A tree-trimmer is in the hospital after falling some 30 feet from tree in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials say the 27-year-old man was found on the ground next to a ladder Thursday morning.

Witnesses told officials the man appeared to be tying the ladder when it spun off the coconut tree.

Crews secured the man to spinal immobilization equipment and took him as a trauma alert to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

No one else was injured. The man’s name and condition were not immediately available.

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