Tree Falls On Man Mowing Grass; Firefighters Free Him With Jaws Of Life

June 27, 2019

A man was trapped under a tree that fell on him Thursday evening in Flomaton.

The man was cutting his grass on Pecan Leaf Lane just before 7 p.m. when high winds brought down a tree. The tree fell across his legs, according to Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton. Flomaton firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the man.

The man refused transport to the hospital.

A weather station 10 miles away at Northview High School in Bratt recorded a wind gust of about 50 mph as an outflow boundary due to several thunderstorms moved through the area.

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4 Responses to “Tree Falls On Man Mowing Grass; Firefighters Free Him With Jaws Of Life”

  1. Jennifer Berke on June 28th, 2019 9:54 pm

    They need to start knocking down trees that are brittle and falling over. There are so many trees that look like they will fall on cars up here in Molino. Sorry this man got injured and hope he recovers ok.

  2. Beeildered on June 28th, 2019 10:09 am

    He was definitely one lucky man to walk away from something like that. G

  3. A Alex on June 28th, 2019 6:06 am

    Appears the tree was ate up by termites or pine beetles…. Tree litterly broke up

  4. Resident on June 28th, 2019 2:06 am

    Wow! Prayers sent to this man. Hope he is ok!

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