Emergency responders rescued a man after he was shot down by a tree inside a portable toilet at the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield in the south. Pennsylvania.
The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department said on its Facebook page that it had been called to Little Round Top, a key scene in the Union’s victory over the Confederacy in 1863, at Gettysburg National Military Park shortly before 4 PM on Friday.
Assistant to the President Joe Robinson told the York Daily Record that they had found a tree on top of a car, but no one was inside. Zookeepers told them the tree had trapped a man in the portable toilet.
Robinson said the crews treated her like a car decoy, cutting the tree with a saw, and then cutting the portable toilet with another saw.
“He was very lucky,” said Robinson, who said he had been a volunteer firefighter for three decades. “It was a big tree and it missed it. It would have been very dangerous.”
The man was awake and talking to first responders as he was loaded into an ambulance to be transported to Gettysburg Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Officials said emergency crews across the region were responding to the many calls for falling trees and wires as well as fires during the gusty winds.