[symple_googlemap title=”Tree Trimmer rescue” location=”8600 block of Baring Cross Avenue, Los Angeles, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”16″]

Firefighters Friday rescued a tree trimmer who was trapped about 50 feet up a palm tree in the south Los Angeles area.

Rescuers were sent to the 8600 block of Baring Cross Avenue about 11 a.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

The man, in his 30s, was brought to safety in about a half-hour. He had become entangled in his safety harness and palm fronds, authorities said.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital for treatment of an arm injury, and he was in fair condition, the fire department reported.

— City News Service

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